What is Concierge Medicine?

What is Concierge Medicine?

You may have heard of "membership medicine," "retainer medicine," or a "concierge medical practice" in the news or from friends, and wondered about it. Unlike many aspects of medical care, this subject is not at all complex. This increasingly popular form of primary care — family care — works. And, if it is available in your community, why you might consider it as an option.

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WellcomeMD Featured in Future of Healthcare Article

WellcomeMD Featured in Future of Healthcare Article

Yesterday's Richmond Times Dispatch features our founder, Linda Nash.

“Because of the extra time and the extra research, the doctors are going to be thorough, they’re going to be connected to the patient, and there’s a lot of research that shows that the better your connection with your doctor, the better the outcome,” Nash said.
... With one in three adults battling high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, such accountability can make a world a difference for patients.

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WellcomeMD Expands Richmond Concierge Medical Practice with a Second Physician - Mary Frazier Colfer, M.D.

WellcomeMD Expands Richmond Concierge Medical Practice with a Second Physician - Mary Frazier Colfer, M.D.

Accommodating demand for an integrative and proactive approach to concierge medical care

RICHMOND (PRWEB) March 07, 2018 - Dr. Mary Colfer joined Dr. Neal Carl at the West End offices of WellcomeMD on March 1 to accommodate the demand for an integrative and proactive approach to concierge medical care.

"The response for a highly personalized approach to concierge care has surpassed our expectations," CEO Linda Nash said. "Dr. Colfer's arrival will allow us to keep pace and maintain small patient panels -- a critical component of delivering this level of care."

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WellcomeMD Featured on WTVR

WellcomeMD Featured on WTVR

"Cutting edge genetic testing is changing how doctors prescribe treatment - Dr. Neal Carl shares about the importance of concierge care practices like WellcomeMD. Concierge care allows time for more personalized care and proactive nutrition and fitness coaching." - WTVR

Watch the video here.

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The Best Way to Prevent Breast Cancer Death

The Best Way to Prevent Breast Cancer Death

I've appreciated the talents of Julia Louis-Dreyfus since her Seinfeld days and was concerned to hear her news: the day after winning an Emmy for her role in the HBO series Veep, she received a sobering diagnosis. "1 in 8 women get breast cancer," she said on Twitter. "Today, I'm the one."

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Can the Waiting Room Make You Sick(er)?

Can the Waiting Room Make You Sick(er)?

Avoid getting sick: stay away from sick people. But when you need to visit your doctor's office? A recent study in the Journal of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiologysays well-child doctor appointments - like annual exams - result in more cases of flu-like symptoms within the next two weeks.

It's not just the kids who are suffering - family members have more risk, too. These findings don't mean you and your family should avoid visiting your doctor. But they are a wake-up call for prevention. 

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Medical Cannabis: How Does it Work?

Medical Cannabis: How Does it Work?

Marijuana - when is it useful, what's the downside? Maybe you're like a lot of Americans and have never used it, recreationally or medically. Or perhaps you have. Either way, our social standards about this controversial drug are shifting. It's legally available for medicinal use, here and now.

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