WASHINGTON, DC, January 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Today a new publication is available about concierge medicine, a growing model of primary care in which the patient pays an annual membership fee. The book, "Achieving Individualized Healthcare Through Concierge Medicine," is available on iTunes and Amazon.
Written by David Jones, M.D., founder of Principal Medical Group and one of Northern Virginia's premier concierge physicians, the e-book will help Americans understand the reasons behind the challenges they face in receiving quality healthcare today, and identify steps they can take now to circumvent problems and ensure their health is receiving the attention it deserves.
"I wrote this book because the medical landscape is changing, especially with the expected influx of more than 30 million newly-insured individuals into the healthcare system because of the Affordable Care Act," says Jones. "Patients are already frustrated with the long waits, impersonal service and rushed appointments at traditional healthcare practices. They know the current approach to care isn't working, but feel powerless to change it."
For an estimated 1.5 million Americans, concierge medicine is their solution to eliminating these frustrations. Experts expect that number to grow as the primary care system struggles to accommodate the newly insured and more patients join concierge practices.
"Concierge medicine alleviates many patient complaints by restoring the integrity of the physician-patient relationship," continues Jones. "Because it operates differently than traditional primary care practices, concierge practices are able to reducing long wait times and eliminate hurried appointments."
For more information about concierge medicine or to download a free copy of the e-book, visit http://www.principalmedicalgroup.com.
About David J. Jones, M.D.
A leading primary care physician in Northern Virginia, David J. Jones, M.D., is certified from the American Board of Internal Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Private Physicians. Dr. Jones received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1989, and received his doctorate in 2001 from Ross University School of Medicine. His internship and residency training was completed at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Early in his career, Dr. Jones provided in-patient medicine as a hospitalist (providing medical care to acutely ill hospitalized patients). In this role, Dr. Jones built a thriving practice in partnership with 11 other physicians.
Now, Dr. Jones applies his training, communication skills and personal approach to the patients at Principal Medical Group, a concierge medical practice. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington.
About Principal Medical Group
Principal Medical Group is a primary care medicine practice located in the heart of McLean, Va. As concierge physicians, Principal Medical Group offers the highest level of care, with same-day appointments, comprehensive, preventive services and 24/7 access. Through its membership model, patients receive personal attention from top doctors during unhurried appointments that start on time. This enables Principal Medical Group's physicians to partner with patients to manage complex medical conditions, as well as acute care. Learn more about Principal Medical Group and concierge medicine at http://www.principalmedicalgroup.com.
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