How to Find a Concierge Doctor

Several trusted firms that'll help recommend a physician in your area

by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Googling concierge doctor for your locality will yield a list of potential primary care physicians, but you might feel more comfortable checking with the consulting firms that provide management services to a large number of “private medicine” doctors. These firms would be happy to refer you to a physician in your area. Here are several:

MDVIP (mdvip.com), a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, is the largest concierge consulting firm, with 550 physicians in 40 states and Washington, D.C. Doctors’ retainer fees range from $1,500 to $1,800. The MDVIP website lets you find doctors by location or name.

SignatureMD (signaturemd.com) has 40 to 50 doctors in 10 states. Fees run from $1,500 to $2,000. There is no search function, but if you click on “Contact,” then “Patients,” you’ll arrive at a form that will connect you with the company.

Concierge Choice Physicians (www.choice.md) handles doctors who have what’s known as hybrid practices, with some patients on the concierge track and others in the traditional practice. The company works with more than 200 physicians in 19 states, and retainer fees average $1,800 a year.

Specialdocs (special docs.com) works with 111 physicians in 21 states; their concierge feeswill set you back $1,500 to $3,000

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