Coach or Consultant – What is the Difference?

Attendance at last month’s DPC Nuts & Bolts 2.0 conference in Dallas hit a record high with more doctors than ever interested in the increasingly popular DPC and Concierge practice models.  If you’re one of those tempted by the idea of a better way to practice medicine, you’ll find there are many options to consider. read more…

The Price is Right (But is it?)

How you set your membership fees is directly related to how successful your practice will be. Unfortunately, many DPC and Concierge physicians are moonlighting to keep their businesses afloat.  Not for just a few shaky initial months, but several years after converting or starting up the new practice. These doctors were intending to escape overwork read more…

5 ways Direct Primary Care and Concierge medicine can reduce physician burnout

Are you aware that physician burnout is now reportedly affecting 50% of primary care physicians? Today’s topic addresses how private medicine models such as Direct Primary Care and Concierge provide excellent antidotes to this grave and worrying trend. Primary care physicians are struggling. They’re squeezed by declining insurance reimbursements and increasing operating costs, forced to read more…

Transition Mistake #3: Skipping the Business Plan

Concierge, Direct Care, Hybrid—the many options for structuring a new practice can be confusing. How do you identify the best and most viable one for your individual situation? With thousands of private medicine practices across the country, there’s great variation in how these practices are structured. Many factors go into determining what services to offer, how many read more…

Transition Mistake #2 – It’s All About You

What's In It For Me?

Have you come across the doctor who’s full of complaints about the difficulties in practicing medicine due to the dysfunctional healthcare system – and that’s why he’s shifting to private medicine? While it’s usually a deciding factor (a big one in fact!), it’s an ineffective way to connect with patients and have them follow you read more…

Transition Mistake #1: Going it Alone

                  Starting up or transitioning to a Concierge or Direct Care model can be an unsettling process, even if you’re strongly committed to making it work. There’s inherent risk involved, and it takes a significant up-front investment to be sure to do it well. But there’s also read more…

Concierge Membership Fees

While the average Concierge membership fee is $135/month, there is tremendous variation in pricing, as seen in the chart below. Direct Care practice memberships tend to be priced lower.                 _______________________ Latady Physician Strategies helps physicians transition to Concierge, Direct Care and Hybrid practice models that help them treat their read more…

Concierge Medicine Will Get Massive Boost From Obamacare

As dysfunctional as the current healthcare system is, we do have choices – both as patients and as physicians. We can wait for policy and administrative changes from the top down, or we can work on an organic level, from the ground up – one physician, one practice, one patient at a time. As we come to the fork in the road how will we respond?

Converting to Concierge? Timing is Everything.

Before making the transition to a concierge or direct care practice, having a solid marketing action plan can make the difference between success and failure. A well thought-out plan identifies: who you want to target; with what message; which tools best deliver that message; and, just as importantly, when the tactics will be put in read more…

Who and What? Elements of a Solid Marketing Plan

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Do you have a solid marketing plan for transitioning your concierge practice? If not, you can be seriously hurting your practice success and your bottom line.

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