Concierge medicine is defined as a form of health care in which a patient pays their doctor an annual retainer or fee in exchange for improved access and service. This form of practice is generally smaller, which results in more personalized and supportive care.
Concierge care is a term that describes personalized services that are provided outside of the traditional office setting. Concierge care can be used not only for for acute injuries and chronic pain, but increased athletic performance, quicker recovery, increased energy and focus, and stress management.
Some of the benefits of concierge care are:
- Availability at non-traditional appointment times
- Comprehensive services for one set fee
- A more private setting
- Continuity of care (with other providers such as your massage therapist, personal trainer, etc.)
Concierge care is often provided at:
- Private residences
- Sporting events
- Performance venues