Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Concierge Medicine
At Signature Medicine, we’re a primary care provider of concierge medicine in Newtown, PA, and the surrounding areas. More and more people are now turning to concierge medicine instead of the traditional style of Western medicine for many reasons, especially for the personalized relationship that develops between doctor and patient. If you’re unsure about concierge medicine and how it can benefit you, take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about this practice.
Q. What is concierge medicine?
A. Concierge medicine is a type of medical practice where the physician spends more time with each patient and their specific needs. It’s designed to emphasize the highest possible quality of healthcare, including convenience and service, to keep your health at an optimal level.
Q. How is concierge medicine different from traditional medicine?
A. Concierge medicine puts more of an emphasis on each individual patient to provide them with the highest standard of care. In the traditional style of Western medicine, doctors may be responsible for 2,000 to 4,000 patients. In concierge medicine, the number of patients is limited to several hundred. This increases appointment times so all of your questions can be answered in a single visit and it also improves access to your physician.
Q. What if I need to contact the concierge doctor after hours or on the weekend?
A. If you need to contact the concierge doctor outside of their regular business hours, you do not have to worry. Concierge doctors are available by their cell phone 24/7 just in case any problems arise. If you need immediate attention, your doctor will arrange the appropriate evaluation.
Q. Does concierge medicine provide preventative medical services?
A. Yes, at Signature Medicine, we believe that preventing disease is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. We provide preventative healthcare services to keep your health at an optimal level throughout your life. We also offer weight loss programs to those in Richboro, PA, and other local areas, for those looking to lose and keep off excess weight.
You can learn more about concierge medicine at Signature Medicine by contacting us at 215-240-7374.