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ATLANTA, GA, December 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Concierge Medicine Today, long-time industry trade publication and industry resource released their 2015 list entitled "Industry Leading Women In the Business of Concierge Medicine." Many of these female professionals and physicians currently operate in a CEO or Management-level role and also serve in an advisory or leadership capacity for their peers and others in the marketplace of Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care.
"The brass ring in a career isn't the number of zero's on your paycheck, it's when you become indispensable," said Michael Tetreault, Editor of Concierge Medicine Today, the trade publication for the Concierge Care industry. "The professionals mentioned [below] are an invaluable ensemble and serve at nearly every leading business or medical practice in this marketplace. Their contributions to this industry are seen and heard every day. The rapid advance of women in the business world and in healthcare is growing and female-run companies are setting a high standard of care, particularly in Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care."
Initially, Concierge Medicine and Direct-Pay doctors were mostly operating in primary care and family practice. The latest data from Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) reports that there are an estimated 12,000 Concierge Medicine and Direct-Pay practices nationwide in 2014. While these figures differ somewhat from analysis touted in the media and quoted by other organizations, CMT's number represents primary care and family physicians plus a wide range of Concierge Medicine and Direct-Pay healthcare specialty practices in the U.S. In 2011, there started to be a growing number that practice in secondary Concierge Medicine specialties including: pediatrics; general surgery; psychiatry; spine surgery; gynecology; dentistry; cardiology; addiction medicine; dermatology; oncology and more. These specialty practices usually offer the same immediate access, longer appointments, and a proactive health focus similar to primary care concierge practices. Some also offer home visits. Specialists usually limit their practices to a smaller number of patients -150-300 compared to the more typical 300-750 patients for primary care. They also tend to have patients who have chronic conditions.
The Editors and Staff at Concierge Medicine Today and our partner publications are pleased to recognize these "Industry Leading Women In The Business of Concierge Medicine," which include: Linda Nash, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of PartnerMD; Michele Martello, Associate General Counsel at MDVIP; Dr. Erika Bliss, of Qliance in Seattle, WA who developed a new pricing model for primary care to cure the ailing healthcare system; Dr. Marcy Zwelling of Los Alamitos, California and owner of Choice Care; Sonja Horner, Healthcare Business Innovator & Entrepreneur, Brand Advocate; Host of DocTalk Radio Show and Concierge Care Doctor, Dr. Carrie Bordinko @ Consolare in Arizona; Roberta Greenspan, Founder of Specialdocs in Chicago, IL; Dr. Pam Brar, San Diego, CA and President-Elect of AAPP; Andrea Klemes, DO, FACE and Chief Medical Officer of MDVIP; Dr. Susan Wilder, at LifeScape Premier Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Catherine Sykes, Publisher of The DPC Journal and Concierge Medicine Today; Nancy Udell, Director, Public/Media Relations at MDVIP; and Julie Robinson, Vice President of Operations at Cypress in Nashville, TN.
Many of these female professionals and physicians currently operate in a CEO or Management-level role and also serve in an advisory or leadership capacity for their peers and others in the marketplace of Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care. According to a recent report by Biz2Credit, more women than men attend and graduate from college these days. Further, as they gain experience running their own companies, they have become better negotiators, marketers and CEOs. Women are running their businesses more efficiently than ever. The result is that they are looking to expand their companies at earlier stages of the business life cycle, as the survey data indicates.
Recent industry changes along with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act bringing a sudden influx of recently insured lower-income patients to the doctor's offices. Primary care and family medicine doctors are listing their prices in menu-like fashion and offering affordable healthcare services and discounts on laboratory tests and examinations for a fraction of the cost seen in most traditional, insurance-based, managed care medical offices. CMT finds that approximately two-thirds charge less than $135 a month on average. This figure includes primary care, family medicine, osteopath and various specialty physician practices.
About Concierge Medicine Today
Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), is a news organization and the industry's oldest national trade publication for the Direct Primary Care (DPC) and Concierge Medicine marketplace. Their web site, ConciergeMedicineToday dot com, is the online destination for consumers, businesses, physicians, legislators, researchers and other stakeholders to learn about the history of this industry, various business aspects of the marketplace, trends, breaking news and more that drives the conversation that concierge medicine and direct primary care is creating on a national and international level.
To locate a concierge doctor or learn more, visit ConciergeMedicineToday dot com or DirectPrimaryCare dot com.
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