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Concierge Medicine--Premier Medical Service for a Price
Date:8/13/2008

With patients demanding a greater level of customer service during office visits and physicians receiving reduced amounts of income through standard insurance reimbursements, a growing trend in the healthcare profession is the practice of "concierge medicine." However, there are important ethical and legal questions that surround this controversial approach to patient care, as discussed in a special report in the most recent edition of the Jackson & Coker Industry Report entitled "Concierge Medicine--A Growing Trend?"

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 13, 2008 -- With patients demanding a greater level of customer service during office visits and physicians receiving reduced amounts of income through standard insurance reimbursements, a growing trend in the healthcare profession is the practice of "concierge medicine." The premise behind this concept is that some patients are willing to open their wallets wider to pay for a "premier" level of medical service and personal attention.

However, there are important ethical and legal questions that surround this controversial approach to patient care, as discussed in a special report in the most recent edition of the http://www.jacksoncoker.com/newsletter/Long_7282008.aspx [Jackson & Coker Industry Report entitled "Concierge Medicine--A Growing Trend?"]

"Admittedly, concierge medicine is making some significant inroads into the healthcare community, but there are important questions that need to be addressed concerning this innovative practice model," mentions Sandra Garrett, president of Jackson & Coker.

Understanding the Concept:
Often referred to as "boutique medicine," "direct practice," "retainer practice," or "innov
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