Time has certainly become a precious commodity for present-day physicians. Perhaps nowhere is this more aptly felt than in the physician-patient encounter. Primary care physicians on average may see between 40-45 patients per day. During these visits, physicians may seek to establish rapport, obtain a detailed history, perform a physical exam, educate patients as to their diagnosis and treatment plan, address preventive care, become aware of any impeding psycho-social issues, and answer patients' questions. A recent study estimates that there are now seventy-five clinical trials and eleven systematic reviews published each day and physicians need to keep themselves up to date.
Asking Questions 14%
Social Behaviour 8%
Partnership Building 10%
Rapport Building 4%
Giving Directions 11%
Providing Information 28%
Hybrid Concierge practice provides a unique approach to offering medical services to patients. Here patients receive personalized health care treatment for a monthly fee, an annual fee or retainer. As a doctor you may have often wondered how you are not getting paid despite talking to your patients on the phone multiple times, for long duration to provide care and suggest the right things, still not getting paid? Well, lawyers, accountants, engineers and just about every other professional you can think of discovered that phones are a handy way of communicating with clients almost a century ago. More recently, they turned to email, Have you? You could take full advantage of phone, email and telemedicine.
You could provide solutions for longevity, wellness planning, chronic disease management, emergency intervention or specialized services of your choice, which include health planning and preventative care; immediate medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment using technologies and Video tools; and referral to the best specialists, with continuous support and follow up.
What makes concierge medicine appealing to patients is the exclusivity of it. Patients know they can expect VIP treatment, versus the traditional model of patient care that is impersonal. In a traditional setting, it is necessary to see as many patients a day as possible in order to generate any type of profit. With concierge medicine, patients are essentially paying physicians to be more available to meet their particular needs. Concierge medicine, above all else, focuses on the patients:
We help you setup and support you in your Concierge practice
Our Specialists are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and nurturing, which makes them natural mentors.
They are Clinically and academically accomplished, leading medical practitioners, researchers and teachers affiliated with the top medical schools, hospitals and institutes.
The medical team at Knowurture is constantly engaged in identifying experts through advocacy organizations, medical advisory boards, physician locator services, patient networks, published resources and medical literature.
We provide you with a search and connect mechanism for you to share specific cases details and context based on which the experts provide you with answers to your questions or provide you with directions and even working with you to resolve the problem.
We do not pay the experts, neither do they pay us to empanel them to our centers of excellence. The experts specify their fee transparently and upfront and their fee is borne the patient.
There is no fee for inter-professional interaction, 'physicians do not charge each other'
Treating Physicians or Primary care physicians have a critical role in complex chronic care. Supporting primary care's essential functions in that role means minimizing barriers while maximizing the use of effective resources. Effectively managing complexity in primary care means anticipating and responding to the sources of complexity: the diversity of patients' knowledge, goals, resources, and family and social contexts. Adaptability rather than standardization should be the cornerstone of complex chronic care. For many patients, this adaptability requires a multidisciplinary team that is tailored to the particular practice and its setting. Such team-based care should be led by primary care physicians.
The distinction between "complicated" and "complex" is important here; situations in which attending to many intricate details is necessary for success are "complicated," whereas situations in which attending to the same details will not reliably reproduce success are "complex."
According to the Pew Research Internet Project, in 2013, 80 percent of Internet users, have searched for a health-related topic online about a range of health topics in the past year. According to Pew researchers, most frequently people went online to look up information about a specific disease or medical problem (63%) or a particular medical treatment or procedure (47%). They were also interested in diet, nutrition and vitamins (44%) and exercise or fitness information (36%).Whether the health information is needed for personal reasons or for a loved one, millions of health-related web pages are viewed by millions of consumers. Sometimes the information found is just what was needed. Other searches end in frustration or retrieval of inaccurate, even dangerous, information.
With a digital presence, you can post crucial information about your practice. You can describe the kind of procedures you perform, the ailments you deal with and your expertise.
You can provide patients with facts. You can post authentic information about certain medical conditions, treatments, and medicines, so that your patients don't have to rely on anecdotal advice from their friends. And of course, you can also enhance your reputation because you have all this knowledge.
Also digital presence is a network opportunity to connect with the best of the medical minds in the world and through you your patients benefit.
Data to dialogue; dashboards engender open and honest conversation between you your team and your patient. Dashboards provide a way to begin a conversation - about changing behaviour or monitoring and tracking treatment goals.
We work with you to determine your specific KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and develop custom dashboards, while our standard dashboards are available out of the box for you.
Patients and physicians have different expertise when it comes to making clinical decisions. While clinicians know information about the disease, tests and treatments, the patient knows information about their body, their circumstances, their goals for life and healthcare. It is only collaborating on making decisions together that the ideal of evidence-based medicine can come true. This process of sharing in the decision-making tasks involves developing a partnership based on empathy, exchanging information about the available options, deliberating while considering the potential consequences of each one, and making a decision by consensus.
Shared decision aids are tools that are designed to help patients and family care providers become involved in decision making by making explicit decision that needs to be made, providing information about the options and outcomes, and by clarifying personal values. They are designed to complement, rather than replace, counselling from a physician.