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What is Concierge Medicine?

February 21st, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

What is Concierge Medicine? Concierge medicine, boutique medicine and direct practices are all terms used to describe a new form of medicine in which patients pay a doctor directly for enhanced medical care. In return for payment, the patient receive services such as guaranteed same-day appointments, 24/7 access to the physician by cell phone or beeper, house calls, emergency room visits and hospitalizations directed by the physician. In addition, wellness care and preventative care are often provided.… Read the rest

A Nasty Flu Season

February 7th, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

As you have all learned by now, this has been a particularly ugly cold and flu season. The flu epidemic hit the country about 5 weeks early this year. Fortunately, this epidemic has peaked and the number of cases is declining. However, you are still at risk of getting influenza – even if you have had the flu shot – and it will be the end of February before this is all over.

In addition to the flu there are two other infectious diseases that have been circulating throughout the Tucson community.… Read the rest