By Paul E. Cox, MD, MS
The concierge medical healthcare model allows for a patient-centered approach. You and your physician have the time to develop a personalized blueprint for preventive medicine that creates a long-term plan for your heath and wellness. The concierge model allows the doctor to make their relationship with you a priority, to personalize your health plan and to no longer only be a resource when you are ill. You have 24/7 access to your doctor, you have greater access to innovative labs and testing, and greater access to a physician who can help track your healthcare goals with you.
How does it compare to traditional medicine?
A concierge physician sees about 10% of the number of patients the average U.S. physician is seeing. A typical appointment in our concierge practice lasts a minimum of 30 minutes and can be up to an hour with the doctor. We feel this is necessary for optimizing your customized health plan, but in most cases, this would not be allowed in a typical practice, where insurance only allows for a very brief 10-minute appointment.
Why should I consider concierge medicine?
If you feel your doctor visits are over before they begin, you are not alone. For people seeking a better understanding of their health and increased vitality, the current healthcare system is stacked against them. In fact, the medical professional has a label for those patients more interested in health and vitality. They are called the “worried well.” Most doctors gloss over our observations with platitudes and prescriptions. At Vital Living Healthcare, we seek out the “worried well” because we understand they have legitimate questions and observations.
We want the patients who are dedicated to the pursuit of a healthy, happy, and vital life. If you are considering the concierge medical healthcare model, we would encourage you to come in for a complimentary mini consult with Paul E. Cox, MD, MS, and see if it is the right fit for you.
Board certified in anti-aging and family medicine, Paul E. Cox, MD, MS, is an expert at turning back time. Firmly rooted in a scientific approach, Vital Living Healthcare focuses on early detection, prevention, and innovative treatments to reverse age-related decline. By using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, along with focusing on all aspects of your health (mind, body, spirit, and surroundings), Dr. Cox will create a comprehensive and personalized design for maintaining or reclaiming your health and vitality. Experience the healthcare you deserve and schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Cox today.
Paul Cox, M.D. • Vital Living Healthcare • (404) 843-3636 • www.vitallivinghealthcare.com