How is concierge medicine doing in the recession?

Surprisingly well.

Although there are plenty of reports where people are splitting their pills, and delaying elective procedures and preventive care, those who are able to afford concierge medicine aren’t cutting back.

In these cases, health is showing resiliency during these tough economic times, and, “With jobs scarce and stress at a peak, many may see a link between continued health and continued employment. And with savings depleted, they recognize that assiduous preventive care may help them avoid costly chronic conditions and hospitalizations.”

Philippa Kennedy, otherwise known as The Entrepreneurial MD, says that the continued strength of concierge practices is merely a byproduct of a broken medical system, where “harassed, disgruntled physicians [are] not providing the reassurance patients are seeking.”

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