The Choice for Primary Care
The field of medicine is undergoing many changes. The primary care doctor of days past is now overextended. Physicians are being forced to practice “more efficient,” assembly line medicine. It is now clear that patients are in need of a solution to the current state of outpatient medical care.
Although, one size does not fit all, concierge medicine, a.k.a. personalized medical care, is standing tall as an option for overcrowded offices and underserved patients. Concierge medicine is one of the fastest growing medical trends in Atlanta and the country.
Concierge medicine is a revolutionary form of health care that provides patients with personalized, attentive, quality medical care in a low patient volume setting, with personal physician access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While most medical practices carry about 3,000 to 4,000 patients per physician, concierge practices typically maintain about 600 patients per physician.
Concierge members can expect a dedicated internist who will address all concerns, same day or next day urgent appointments, coordination of care while traveling, personalized medical reports, and access to your personal physician via phone, email, and text messaging.
Concierge medicine or personalized medical care is a healthcare system in which the physician understands that you are the client, not just the patient. The physician listens to what you have to say, answers your questions, and is not satisfied until you are satisfied. The physician understands the meaning of combining quality medical care, compassion, and customer service to optimally respond to your healthcare needs.
Buckhead Medicine is the premier concierge medical practice in Buckhead Atlanta. Our physician is Dr. Edward Espinosa D.O., M.P.H., a board certified internal medicine physician. Our mission is to deliver superior outpatient medical care to the North Atlanta community with an emphasis on quality of care, facilitating access to care, and focusing on the patient as our client.
The annual membership to Buckhead Medicine offers several additional benefits that distinguish the practice not only from traditional internal medicine practices, but more specifically from other concierge practices. A few examples are:
– Dr. Espinosa sees patients while hospitalized and will assist in coordination of care.
– Dr. Espinosa is on staff at Piedmont, Northside & Emory at St. Joseph’s Hospitals
– Dr. Espinosa provides house calls.
– Our practice maintains a patient to physician ratio of 400:1 compared to other concierge practices’ ratios of 600:1
We believe the concierge medicine model allows for the development of a strong personal patient-doctor relationship that can lead to an overall improvement in how healthcare is delivered and may ultimately improve clinical outcomes.