HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., Aug. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For an increasing number of physicians frustrated by today's healthcare environment, concierge, or membership, medicine has proven to be a practical yet transformative solution, providing a way to remain independent and sustain a thriving practice long term. Physicians are invited to explore if membership medicine is a good fit for their practice at a complimentary webinar on Thursday, September 8 at Noon CT, led by Specialdocs Consultants CEO Terry Bauer and Chief Medical Advisor and retired concierge physician Dr. Pat Tokarz.
To register, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8422752026220276484 or visit our website at https://specialdocs.com/concierge-medicine-webinar-registration/
"I have spent years watching the healthcare industry evolve, working with physicians and seeing their struggles with diminishing reimbursement and increasing demands on managing a practice," says Bauer. "Concierge medicine offers hope. It ultimately improves both the physician and patient experience, enhances outcomes and reduces the overall cost of care."
The model has grown exponentially from its inception in the 1990s with two physicians to more than 10,000 concierge medicine practices today, according to Concierge Medicine Today.
"A concierge practice is about more time...for patients, for yourself, for your family," says Dr. Tokarz, who opened his concierge medicine practice in Northern Virginia community more than a decade ago. "There is an abundance of evidence that shows this patient-centered approach provides a host of tangible benefits, from reducing healthcare costs to a real focus on wellness and preventative medicine. It may well be one of the major ways primary care can survive in this country."
During the online session, participants will learn:
- The different types of membership medicine models
- Key factors to consider before transitioning
- Essentials of a successful transition
- Challenges and opportunities in membership medicine
- Dr. Tokarz's personal story of change to a concierge practice
About Our Speakers
With more than three decades of healthcare leadership experience, Terry Bauer has a reputation for bringing about positive change as a strategist, builder and driver of successful companies. As CEO of Specialdocs Consultants, LLC, he is dedicated to transforming physicians' personal and professional lives and as a result, the health of their patients, through conversion to the concierge medicine model. J. Patrick Tokarz, MD, is Board certified in Family Medicine. After more than 30 years at Northern Virginia Family Practice, Dr. Tokarz retired from practicing medicine in December 2014. He has received numerous awards during his career, including Best Doctor in America (2005-2010) and Top Doctor recognition.
Founded in 2002, Specialdocs Consultants, LLC is a pioneer in transitioning traditional medical practices nationwide to independent, custom-designed concierge models. Our unique approach ensures that physicians retain autonomy, with their own names at the forefront of the practice. Specialdocs remains the leader in transitioning more physicians to this independent model than any other company. We provide all the essentials for a successful concierge medicine practice and support our physicians throughout the transition process and beyond. www.specialdocs.com
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