Media: National Coverage on Concierge Medicine

Mentions in the news, scholarly articles, and interviews

 

July 2015
Recently, Dr. Steven Knope made the Castle and Connelly Top Doctors list in the U.S. for 2015 and was just named a Top Doctor for 2015 in Tucson Lifestyle magazine.

The Castle and Connelly listing can be found on their website and the Tucson Lifestyle issue will be out in September.


 "Two wounded warriors, one place to heal in gym"

The Virginian Pilot
Published: April 16, 2013
Author: Julie Connelly

Navy SEAL Robbie Stock was standing on an embankment in eastern Afghanistan in October 2010 when two grenades misfired inside a launching canister right in front of him. His left arm, miraculously still attached, looked as if someone had "run a can opener the length of [it], and pulled the sides apart." As the weeks following surgery passed, his Navy doctors grew pessimistic, telling him the arm was dead--it had to come off. But Robbie refused to give up, and a friend put him in touch with Dr. Steven Knope in Tucson, who believes that medicine needs to work in conjunction with exercise and nutrition if a patient is to fully heal. 

Read Robbie's amazing story of resilience and determination here, which we were honored to be a part of. 


"Doctors Are Opting Out of Medicare"
New York Times
Published: April 1, 2009
Author: Julie Connelly

Read this article on the growing trend of doctors leaving Medicare and returning to private practice models, such as concierge medicine. In this story, writer Julie Connelly interviews two of Dr. Knope's patients, Harold & Mitzi Thomas, who discuss the real world benefits of being able to reach your doctor during a medical emergency.


"Health Matters"

Wall Street Journal
Published: February 14, 2009
Author: Melinda Beck

Click here to read Melinda Beck's in-depth article on the benefits of concierge medicine, especially for those with complex medical problems. This article addresses how concierge physicians provide invaluable care for "the kind of patient some doctors would rather avoid."

"The Fate of Physician Professionalism: Are Physicians Pawns in our Healthcare System?"
AzMedicine
Winter 2008
Author: Steven Knope, MD

AzMedicine, the magazine for the Arizona Medical Association, asked Dr. Knope to answer this provocative question: are physicians pawns in our healthcare system?
Available as a .pdf


"Crack down on Concierge Medicine"

The Arizona Republic
Published: Sept. 5, 2008
Author: Ken Alltucker

Read this article in The Arizona Republic on how Blue Cross/Blue Shield terminated a concierge doctor for providing more attentive care to patients, even when this practice saved BC/BS money. Could this be the end of the third-party monopoly in medicine?
"Doctors switch to 'concierge' practices"

The Arizona Republic
Published: Jul. 23, 2008
Author: Ken Alltucker

Ken Alltucker interviews Dr. Knope about why he opened his Concierge Medicine practice. Read the article here to find out why doctors are following suit and breaking away from the assembly-line method of patient care.


Videos

Dr. Knope's YouTube Channel
Why do most patients only get 8 minutes of their primary care physician's time during visits? Why have so many doctors allowed themselves to be overtaken by the insurance industry? Dr. Knope discusses these topics and Concierge Medicine on his YouTube Channel.


Dr. Knope debates Dr. Andrew Weil on the merits of integrative medicine
Part One
Part Two
July 2008


Health Care Reform on Arizona Public Media
Health care reform is the hot topic nowadays. In a continuing series on the options, Arizona Public Media take a look at Concierge Medicine.
May 2010

 
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