Concierge medicine is a personalized structure for health care that covers many of your basic and preventive health needs. Not only do you receive more support and increased access to your provider; you also get benefits like same-day appointments and longer, more detailed appointments.
If you’re considering getting on board with concierge medicine, you may be wondering exactly which services your membership includes. At our office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City, cardiologist Jeffrey H. Graf, MD, offers annual memberships with a range of primary care services. This means you can affordably access the primary care services you get regularly without having to go through your health insurance.
Personalized care within concierge medicine at Dr. Graf’s office includes the following services:
1. Annual physical examinations
An annual physical examination gives you the opportunity to check in on your health and visit with a trusted provider about what you can do to improve your health. During your exams, your physician can detect early signs of disease or health risks that you should address. They can also create an individualized care plan based on the results of your examination and any other tests that come with it.
2. Same-day and next-day visits
Urgent health issues can arise on a whim, and waiting several days to a week to see your physician gives your condition or injury time to get worse. While urgent care clinics are available for these health concerns, they often involve hurried appointments with physicians who don’t know you or your health history. With concierge medicine, you don’t have to trade timeliness for access to personalized care from a doctor you know and trust.
By attending a same- or next-day visit with your concierge provider, you can receive personalized care with the extra time and attention you need for the best possible outcome. Your concierge provider is deeply familiar with your health history and risk factors and can take them into account while evaluating you.
3. Disease screenings
Disease screenings are tests for certain diseases, like certain types of cancer or cardiovascular conditions, that have yet to cause any symptoms. You get them according to your age and health risks, based on your doctor’s recommendations.
When they’re part of your concierge medicine care plan, it’s easy to keep up on all the screening tests you need according to your personal risk factors. As needed, your doctor can provide referrals to specialists.
If you’re ready to take the leap and sign on for a concierge medicine annual membership, schedule an appointment over the phone or online with Jeffrey H. Graf, MD, today.