Frequently Asked Questions
Concierge medicine, also known as boutique or personalized medicine, is a healthcare model that offers patients more personalized, convenient, and comprehensive medical care. It is a membership-based approach where patients pay a fee to their doctor for enhanced access and services.
Concierge medicine aims to provide a more personalized healthcare experience by limiting the number of patients per physician. This allows doctors to spend more time with each patient, giving them the attention they need and deserve. Patients also have greater access to their doctor, including same-day or next-day appointments, longer consultation times, and the ability to communicate with their doctor by phone or email.
One of the most significant advantages of concierge medicine is that it provides patients with a more proactive approach to their health. Physicians can offer personalized wellness plans, including preventive care, nutrition, and fitness advice, and monitor patients’ health more closely.
A concierge doctor is a physician who has a deep understanding of their patients, including their medical history, objectives, personal life, and preferences. These doctors prioritize delivering highly individualized medical care to their patients.
Dr. Hubert values a patient-centered approach to care and takes the time to understand each patient’s unique concerns, values, and needs. She considers the whole person, not just their symptoms, when developing a personalized care plan. By incorporating these factors into her approach, Dr. Hubert strives to provide the highest level of care and achieve the best possible health outcomes for her patients.
Joining a concierge medical practice provides a range of benefits, including extended appointment times with doctors who can offer personalized attention to each patient. This enables a thorough examination and discussion of multiple health concerns, leading to a customized treatment plan that takes into account the patient’s individual needs and goals. Patients also benefit from full access to their doctor, a personalized wellness plan, nutritional and weight loss counseling, advocacy and research for medical questions and concerns, and personalized handling of referrals to top-notch specialists. Overall, these services are designed to offer patients a comprehensive understanding of their health and medical conditions, which goes beyond typical insurance coverage.
Currently, insurance companies do not cover membership costs of concierge services.
The annual concierge membership fee pays for services not typically covered by your insurance and is not reimbursable by insurance.
Most concierge medicine practices accept insurance just like any traditional primary care practice. At those practices, you still have co-pays for office visits and other insurance costs for prescriptions and procedures.
Yes, you will still need insurance. It is important to note that we do not cover expenses related to standard office visits, hospitalizations, specialty services, labs, or complex exams. Hence, it’s crucial that you continue to have insurance to cover these and other potential costs.
Some of the tests and screenings that could be a part of your concierge medicine executive physical are covered by your insurance like usual.
Some could be covered by insurance if your primary care physician deems them medically necessary.
However, some of the more advanced and innovative tests may not be covered by insurance and may require out-of-pocket payments. Therefore, it’s important to ask your concierge doctor about any potential costs associated with advanced tests and screenings before scheduling them.
Concierge medical practices have different prices across the United States, with rates typically ranging from $1,200 to $20,000 per year, per patient. Most practices require yearly retainer fees, and some also bill for each visit in addition to the membership fee.
Our practice only charges membership fees and bills your insurance for medical services. However, you will be responsible for any co-pays, co-insurances, or deductibles. Please contact us to learn more about our membership fee structure.
There are numerous advantages to joining a concierge medical practice. Patients receive customized and attentive care from a physician who invests time in getting to know them better. Patients usually have better access to their doctor and can obtain same-day or next-day appointments, as well as longer appointment times and direct communication with their doctor via phone, email, or text. Additionally, concierge practices typically provide extensive preventive care and wellness services, such as annual exams, and proactive care. Overall, concierge medicine offers patients a more tailored and convenient healthcare experience.
If you are looking for a more personalized healthcare experience, consider concierge medicine with Dr. Hubert. Our office offers same day or next-day appointments depending on your need. Follow-up visits are 60 minutes long as opposed to the traditional medical clinic which sees patients every 15 minutes. Dr. Hubert’s concierge patients get 1 to 3 hour long executive wellness physicals focusing on their current and future health goals. Dr. Hubert uses cutting-edge diagnostic tests to achieve early disease detection and prevention, ensuring that her patients receive the best possible care.