Expanding VIP care: New concierge doc models focus on employers, with some offering specialists
Dr. Louis Malinow had become increasingly dissatisfied with the amount of time he had with patients in his family medicine practice in Baltimore. He was rushing through as many as 30 patients a day. “I knew there was a better way to practice,” Malinow said.
In addition, some direct primary-care providers are partnering with employers to improve workforce wellness and reduce healthcare costs. For instance, Paladina Health contracts with employers to offer primary-care services to workers. This model “allows patients at all income levels to have access to such services,” said Jami Doucette, Paladina's leader for long-term growth.