This “concierge” is a ripoff. My doctor wants 600 patients to pay $180/month. That’s $1.3 million per year, plus office visit fees pushing it to over $1.5 million. I bet he doesn’t make that now plus he can get rid of 3 of 5 staff.
Basically they are asking for us to pay more for care were supposed to be getting all along.
It is really high. My husband and I each go to the general Dr maybe once or twice a year- a few more times for me to specialists (I am getting older- I don’t see this guy dealing with my weird breast situation). I wouldn’t mind paying per visit for a general practitioner, but I don’t want to pay almost $400 a month combined for the both of us for someone we never see. Add in the kids, and my gosh.
I'm curious why you think you were "supposed" to get anything "all along"?
Just what do you think the price should be to have someone operate a decent-looking, clean office, obtain a history in short order, prescribe dangerous chemicals and procedures, document all this, pay a staff, interpret labs, communicate the results to patients and specialists, all about 100 common ailments and 1000 rare ones, in their myriad forms?
Oh, and to be punished by the courts, the press, and multiple regulatory agencies for making even a small error, or sometimes making no error at all?
To be punished because of the progressive, inevitable deterioration of an old mortal who has not taken care of himself, ever, in any way?
To be knowledgeable about hundreds of advances in real time?
And to take ultimate responsibility for the well-being or bad outcome, for hundreds or thousands of patients?
Do you not shell out $1800 for maintenance, insurance, and repair of your car annually?