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Concierge Medicine

Functional Medicine & Stress Management located in Beverly Hills and La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine solutions offered in Beverly Hills and La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Concierge medicine is a type of healthcare practice that provides personalized, high-quality medical care to patients who pay a retainer fee or membership fee for enhanced services and greater access to their physician. In concierge medicine, the physician typically limits the number of patients they see in order to provide more individualized attention and longer appointment times.
In exchange for the membership fee, patients in a concierge medicine practice may receive a range of benefits, including:
  1. Access to their physician 24/7 via phone, email, or text message.
  2. Same-day or next-day appointments.
  3. Longer appointment times, allowing for more thorough consultations and examinations.
  4. Personalized wellness plans, including nutrition and exercise advice.
  5. Coordination of care with other healthcare providers, such as specialists or hospitals.
Concierge Medicine Q&A

What is concierge medicine?

Concierge medicine is a different approach to receiving health care. You pay a monthly or annual fee to Dr. Calm, receiving the most comprehensive care package in return.

Concierge medicine allows you to develop a trusting relationship with a dedicated health professional. You spend more one-on-one time with your doctor and can access their advice outside office hours.

This relationship with a dedicated doctor offers better outcomes than seeing a different provider each time, as you might with regular health care. Your concierge medicine doctor knows you well and understands your situation and needs, and you feel more comfortable talking to them.

You also receive a selection of specialized services and benefits that save you time and make health care a less stressful, more successful experience.

What benefits does concierge medicine offer?

Concierge medicine programs typically include non-health services. For example, your membership entitles you to same-day appointments. You can also get direct access to your physician to discuss concerns and promptly arrange a consultation if required.

Other concierge medicine benefits include a care coordinator who handles the administrative side of your health care (such as billing and insurance), helps schedule appointments, and manages your prescriptions.

Does concierge medicine include diagnosis and treatment?

Concierge services focus on optimizing the doctor-patient relationship and providing personalized care. They add value rather than covering aspects of your medical care covered by insurance. For that reason, concierge services don’t typically include:

  • Medications
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Hospital stays
  • Specialist referrals

These medical services are billed to your insurance company as usual.

Why should I consider concierge medicine?

Concierge services are well worth considering because they make it easier for you to look after your health and well-being. They remove hassle and inconvenience, streamline the administrative processes, and ensure your experience is more pleasant and relaxing. 

Enrolling in Dr. Calm‘s concierge medicine program takes away the stress from one area of your life. It forms part of Dr. Calm’s functional medicine approach to mental health care, which involves addressing all the causes of your condition — one of which is likely to be stress.

Find out how you can benefit from concierge medicine by calling Dr. Calm. Ring the office or book a telehealth appointment online today.

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