With the start of a new year, there’s no better time to re-evaluate your needs in relation to your current habits,lifestyle, and health care. Standard primary care might have been a good option for you in the past, but an increasing number of Americans are opting for concierge medicine.
In fact, the concierge medicine industry is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of more than 10% in the next eight years.
The reasons for this projected growth becomes apparent when you explore the extensive benefits concierge medicine offers. Jeffrey H. Graf, MD provides Members of his practice an exclusive and custom care experience on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.
Are you considering a switch to concierge medicine? With a concierge membership, Dr. Graf can help you can stay on track with your health and wellness goals year-round, not just as a neglected New Year’s resolution. Check out the benefits below to learn how switching to concierge care can improve your health and wellbeing.
No more hurried visits
Many people find that their medical care feels rushed, as health care workers withstand an increasingly high workload. In an effort to see every patient who needs medical care, physicians must often stick to a strict appointment timeline that doesn’t allow for a personalized approach to care.
As a concierge practice, Dr. Graf’s office takes on a limited number of patients so you can expect plenty of time with Dr. Graf to discuss your concerns. Appointments are never rushed or hurried, so you don’t have to hold back when asking questions, and Dr. Graf can take his time with a thorough evaluation.
Appointments when you need them
With a limited number of concierge Members, Dr. Graf is also able to ensure easy appointment scheduling and the opportunity for same-day or next-day appointments for urgent medical concerns. This reduces the possibility of your condition worsening as a result of delayed care, which can happen as you await an appointment that’s days, weeks, or even months away.
Direct access to your provider
Dr. Graf makes himself available and accessible to his concierge Membersso they never feel like anything less than a priority. With direct access to Dr. Graph’s personal cell phone and email during the evenings and on weekends, you can keep in touch with Dr. Graf with any follow-up questions or concerns you have.
Care personalization and prevention
The feature of concierge medicine that is perhaps the most important for your long-term health and wellness is the level of personalization it offers. A concierge practitioner like Dr. Graf has a smaller workload and much more time to dedicate to your personal wellness.
Dr. Graf conducts an expanded annual comprehensive wellness exam for concierge Members. He also provides nutrition and fitness evaluations to gather information about Member lifestyle habits.
Using this information and your recorded medical history, he creates a preventive care plan to help you avoid illness and disease. Your individualized care plan might include:
- Help with smoking cessation
- A personalized diet plan
- Exercise recommendations
- Stress-management strategies
- Regular preventive appointments and physical exams
- Chronic disease management
- Weight management
- Health coaching, which is complementary to Members
- Specialist referrals and care coordination
If the scope of your condition falls outside Dr. Graf’s expertise, he advocates for you and collaborates with any specialists providing your treatment. Dr. Graf is well connected to the Top Doctors in the U.S., so you have a reliable source of support as a concierge Member at Jeffrey H. Graf, MD.
Considering the switch?
If conventional medical care doesn’t keep up with your needs, or if you feel overlooked by your current care provider, now is the time to consider a change to concierge care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online with Dr. Graf to explore membership options today.