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The Six Habits of Self-Made Concierge Doctors [2014]

Concierge Medicine Today

By Michael Tetreault, Editor-In-Chief

Do You Have What It Takes?

Editor-In-Chief, Michael Tetreault | The DPC Journal, ConciergeMedicineToday.com Editor-In-Chief, Michael Tetreault | The DPC Journal, ConciergeMedicineToday.com

AUGUST 12, 2014 – The editor’s at Concierge Medicine Today (www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com), asked some of the industry’s leading physicians and business owners, ‘what are the traits of a concierge doctor [or direct-pay] physician business owner?’

From the onset, the idea of starting or even moving your medical practice into this marketplace seems inspiring but also intimidating. Scholars, physicians, business experts and venture capitalists say concierge medicine is a growing industry. But, as we’ve learned over the years, the best concierge [and direct-pay] doctors share a collection of characteristics, from the ability to tolerate risk, treating 5 to 9 patients per day, risking reputation over reward to passion and self-belief in a niche-industry.

Tenacity.

To begin, physicians explained this process as a marathon, not a race. More of an ultra-marathon really, dependent…

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A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

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