CategoryConcierge Medicine Archives - Knope Clinic

Concierge Medicine Provides Options Ahead of Obamacare Deadline

January 29th, 2014 By Steven Knope, MD

I was recently interviewed for a Concierge Medicine article that was just posted on the blog site Bargaineering.com. This gave me the opportunity to discuss the changes to the Concierge Medicine market in the past few months since the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was passed and what I predict for the near future. I provide a bit of advice on how to discover just the right doctor for you; someone who you feel comfortable with and will answer your questions and be available when you need them.… Read the rest

Preparing for the Collapse of ObamaCare: Some Advice on Timing for Doctors

April 22nd, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

The difference between a hero and a martyr is timing. A hero takes charge and leads his people to victory. A martyr loses his life in defense of his beliefs. When ObamaCare collapses under its own weight, which type of doctor will you be?

Reading the Tea Leaves: Based upon several important indicators, I believe that ObamaCare will fail before it is ever fully implemented. For every physician who is running to comply with all of its new rules and regulations, stop running for a moment and think.… Read the rest

The Most Important Word

April 4th, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

I was recently asked to give a talk to a group of doctors who were frustrated with their professional lives. They were attending a conference called Medical Fusion, where they would be exposed to a group of colleagues who had somehow found professional job satisfaction. Because I had authored Concierge Medicine, I was asked to be among the speakers and explain how I had found a way to break free from the system.

After accepting this engagement, I made the decision that I would not play the role of Tony Robbins or Dr.… Read the rest

Will Doctors Unionize?

March 7th, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

Dr. David Leffell, the former president of the Yale Medical Group, recently wrote an editorial for the WSJ in which he discussed the unintended consequences of the new healthcare law. Specifically, Leffell discusses what the law is doing to change the practice patterns, mindset, and status of American doctors. He also muses about the impact these changes will have on patient care. Read the article here.

As Leffell observes, doctors are now facing an increasingly burdensome set of regulations as they prepare for the onset of ObamaCare in 2014.… Read the rest

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