Three Year Analysis of Concierge Medicine Shows Encouraging Signs for Boosting Primary Care Medicine in U.S.

Atlanta, GA, April 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The Concierge Medicine Research Collective, an independent health care research arm of the multimedia news publication Concierge Medicine Today based in Atlanta, GA has released a 3-year (2009-2012) summary of several surveys they conducted across the U.S. among active, currently practicing concierge medicine doctors.

"We analyzed data that we collected from concierge and private-pay medical practices, looked at the various models being used, reviewed popular trends, and assimilated a wide variety of information from various specialties from December of 2009 thru December of 2012,” said Michael Tetreault, Executive Director of the Concierge Medicine Research Collective and Editor-In-Chief of the respected multimedia news reporting publication, Concierge Medicine Today. “A surprising finding in this study was the increasing number of concierge pediatric and dental practices arising from 2009 to present.”

Results from their surveys concluded the following:

Preferred Terminology To Be Used To Describe Care (2009-2012).

Both Patients, Doctors, Executives and Members of the Media Were Asked "Which term do you prefer the media, doctors and others use to describe this form of healthcare?"

· 28% -- I prefer the term "Concierge Medicine"
· 19% -- I prefer the term "Membership Medicine"
· 6% -- I prefer the term "Direct Care"
· 15% -- I prefer the term "Direct Primary Care"
· 3% -- I prefer the term "Direct Practice"
· 6% -- I prefer the term "Retainer-Based Medicine"
· 2% -- I prefer the term "Boutique Medicine"

Typical Combined Annual Household Income Of A Concierge Medicine Patient In U.S. From 2009-2012.

Patients of Concierge Doctors Were Asked "What is your combined annual household income averaged the past three years while you’ve been using a concierge medicine doctor?"

· Less than $100k /yr. – Thirty-three percent (33%) of patients inside a concierge medicine practice earned an average combined household income of less than $100k each year from 2009-2012.
· $100k - $200k/yr. – Nearly forty percent (40%) of patients inside a concierge medicine practice earned an average combined household income between $100k - $200k each year from 2009-2012.
· $200k - $300k/yr. – Nearly fourteen percent (14%) of patients inside a concierge medicine practice earned an average combined household income between $200k - $300k each year from 2009-2012.
· $300k - $400k/yr. – Nearly five percent (5%) of patients inside a concierge medicine practice earned an average combined household income between $300k - $400k each year from 2009-2012.
· $400k - $500k/yr. – Less than three percent (<3%) of patients inside a concierge medicine practice earned an average combined household income between $400k - $500k each year from 2009-2012.
· $500k - $600k/yr. – Just over two percent (2%) of patients inside a concierge medicine practice earned an average combined household income between $500k - $600k each year from 2009-2012.
· $600k - $700k/yr. – Just over one percent (1%) of patients inside a concierge medicine practice earned an average combined household income between $600k - $700k each year from 2009-2012.
· $700k+ /yr. – Just over two percent (2%) of patients inside a concierge medicine practice earned an average combined household income between $700k+ each year from 2009-2012.

Annual Compensation Among Concierge Doctors In U.S. Remained Stable (2009-2012)
Concierge Doctors Were Asked "What has your average concierge medicine/private-pay primary care practice salary averaged over the past three years?"

· Less than $100k /yr. -- Sixteen percent (16%) of concierge doctors earned an average of less than $100k each year from 2009-2012.
· $100k - $200k /yr. -- Thirty-six percent (36%) of concierge doctors earned an average of $100k - $200k each year from 2009-2012.
· $200k - $300k /yr. -- Twenty percent (20%) of concierge doctors surveyed earned an average of $200k - $300k each year from 2009-2012.
· $300k - $400k /yr. – Eight percent (8%) of concierge doctors surveyed earned an average of $300k - $400k each year from 2009-2012.
· $400k - $500k /yr. – Four percent (4%) of concierge doctors surveyed earned an average of $400k - $500k each year from 2009-2012.
· $500k - $600k /yr. – Eight percent (8%) of concierge doctors surveyed earned an average of $500k - $600k each year from 2009-2012.

Read this entire analysis and more at Concierge Medicine Today's web site.

About Concierge Medicine Today

Concierge Medicine Today, started nearly a decade ago, is an multimedia news agency and educational resource geared towards primary care and family physicians, patients, concierge physicians, and legislators. Concierge Medicine Today is the first news organization dedicated solely to the distribution, assimilation and reporting of news and educational information related to all aspects of concierge and direct primary care medicine.
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