Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013
The Concierge Medicine Research Collective (The Collective), the data and research depository of the industry’s trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today, reported today that it can be difficult to find a concierge doctor or a direct primary care physician rural areas such as: Idaho; North Dakota; South Dakota; Louisiana and Mississippi. The Collective states that in many cases, there are less than half-a-dozen practitioners to serve an entire state.
“Most doctors office are located in metropolitan areas such as Miami, FL, Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA to name a few,” says Michael Tetreault, Executive Director of The Collective and Editor of Concierge Medicine Today. “However, it’s a little known fact that over 63 percent of people who use direct primary care doctors and join concierge medicine clinics earn between $40,000 to $200,000 per year. Those are individuals, one couple households and families with children. This unequivocally shows that this form of healthcare is affordable to the masses and available to people in major metropolitan centers and surrounding suburbs. It says to local communities, ‘we’re coming to your town so please come check us out. We’ll be open for business in a location near you very soon.’”
Since the mid-1990′s, states like California and Florida have seen the greatest amount of physicians actively opening and using these new business models. For most of the country, direct primary care and concierge medicine practices are growing and that growth is rapidly expanding in major metropolitan suburbs as well, notes Tetreault.
“Large networks of doctors who have modeled their medical practice after these business strategies have claimed a significant portion of the market share and thus help to keep prices from inflating too high in major metropolitan markets,” adds Tetreault.
To find a concierge doctor or locate a direct primary care medical practice in your area, Concierge Medicine Today offers a DOC FINDER Search Engine located at http://www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com and http://www.DirectCareJournal.com.
About Concierge Medicine Today
Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), is the premier news and multi-media organization and the industry’s oldest national trade publication for the direct primary care and concierge medicine marketplace. Their web site is the online destination for business, consumers and physicians to learn about the history of this industry, various business aspects of the marketplace, trends, breaking news and more that drive the conversation and generate the national buzz that concierge medicine and direct primary care is creating on a national and international level. For more information, visit: http://www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com.
About The Concierge Medicine Research Collective
The Concierge Medicine Research Collective is a research and data depository created by Concierge Medicine Today. The Concierge Medicine Research Collective is an independent health care research and data collection depository of the multimedia news and trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today based in Atlanta, GA. The Collective serves as an educational resource on all things concierge medicine and is geared towards those businesses, lobbyists, physician associations, health care advocacy groups and general consumers of healthcare who want to learn more about information available on the topic of concierge medicine. The Collective works in partnership with Universities, physicians, associations, businesses, individuals and even Graduate medical Students to further advance the educational awareness and facts surrounding unanswered questions about concierge medicine care in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.AskTheCollective.org or http://www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com.