Priority Physicians Announces ROAMD Travel Network Affiliation

Priority Physicians, P.C., Indiana’s leading provider of concierge healthcare, is pleased to announce an exclusive new partnership with the ROAMD Physicians Network.

Founded in 2017, ROAMD is an international network of concierge care and direct pay physicians who have committed to offering a same or next business day visit for traveling members of their practices.

“We’re excited to now offer ROAMD access to Members of Priority Physicians as an extension of our services,” said Priority Physicians co-founder and physician, Matthew J. Priddy, M.D. “Although our group is able to provide care quite extensively over distance for our Members in most situations, the ROAMD travel network provides our participating Members with the assurance that they can physically see a trusted doctor in over 75 different cities when needed.”

The ROAMD Curated Physicians Network is a first-of-its-kind alliance of vetted, independent concierge and direct-pay physicians who agree to offer same/next business day access exclusively to members of their participating practices. Currently serving over 75 domestic and international high-frequency locations, including New York, London, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and others, ROAMD has been created largely with the input of participating doctors in order to fill a void in handling the travel care needs of their patients. ROAMD service scope is also now extending into relationships with leading tertiary referral centers such as the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins as well.

“ROAMD is unlike anything in the market,” says ROAMD CEO, Dan Driscoll. “It is a growing alliance of leading regional physicians who are determined to work together for the benefit of their traveling patients.” Driscoll has worked with Dr. Priddy, a leader on the ROAMD Physicians Advisory Council, in the conception and development of the ROAMD network.

Only individuals 18 and older who are currently enrolled with a participating ROAMD medical practice are able to enroll themselves in the ROAMD network. They can do so by visiting ROAMD.com and selecting their participating primary physician. Once payment is complete, ROAMD Members have immediate travel access to network physicians on a same or next business day basis, as brokered by their primary doctors. Fees to enroll with ROAMD range from $300 – $500, and do not include visitation fees that may apply for care rendered when traveling.

To learn more about ROAMD, visit www.ROAMD.com.

 

About Priority Physicians

Priority Physicians is the premier executive care and concierge family medical practice in Indianapolis, now serving nearly 1,200 members with seven distinguished physicians across two office locations. Members of the practice enjoy a comprehensive executive annual physical, 24/7 direct access to a physician (including same-day appointments and house calls), complete subspecialty healthcare coordination, emergency room and hospitalization consultations, well-baby check-ups, and more. To learn more about Priority Physicians, visit www.priorityphysicianspc.com.

About ROAMD

ROAMD is a first-of-its-kind network of vetted, independent concierge and direct-pay physicians who agree to offer same/next business day access exclusively to members of its participating practices.  Currently serving over 75 domestic and international high-frequency locations, ROAMD has been created with the input of participating doctors to fill a void in the travel care needs of their patients. To learn more about ROAMD, visit www.ROAMD.com.

The Benefits of Executive Health Programs for Business

British-American author, motivational speaker and marketing consultant Simon Sinek once said, “Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge.” And just as leaders must take care of those for whom they are responsible, a company must take care of its leaders. Caring for the health and wellness of corporate executives ensures they will have the drive to focus on the success of the business. So it’s no surprise there’s been an increase in interest in corporate executive health programs nationwide.

 

So why the need for executive-focused healthcare?

American executives might earn more than other occupations, but it’s not without consequence. In a recent article published by CBS Moneywatch, it was reported that “the stress score for executives stands at 48.7, or almost 10 time[s] as high as the least stressful job on the study.”

Executives work long hours, rarely get enough sleep, and are under constant pressure to meet deadlines that could not only impact the success of the business but also the well-being of employees and their families. Many of these factors can increase stress and cause a wide array of health problems.

“Excessive stress can contribute to high blood pressure, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and even asthma,” says Matthew J. Priddy, M.D., cofounding physician of Priority Physicians, P.C. “It’s important to monitor stress levels and their impact on the body to not only diagnose and rule out serious diseases and health conditions but also to develop treatment plans that maintain and improve the health of the individual.”

 

Do executive health programs benefit more than the executive?

Yes. In fact, well-designed executive health programs have been proven to save companies money through a reduction in health care expenditures and increased productivity (as a result of the improved health of the individual). In addition to monetary benefits, companies experience improved social outcomes due to a decrease in stress and conflict in the work environment.

Advantages may also include stress relief from the top down, professional and personal peak performance, illness prevention and improved recovery time, and an overall improved quality of life for executives who often don’t take the time to focus on their own health. In addition, by promoting healthy lifestyles for busy executives, companies can expand the possibilities for achievement for the individual and the entire team.

Not to mention, an executive health program can be a major benefit or advantage over other employers for organizations looking to hire new executives or attract top talent.

 

Are there executive health services in Indiana?

Priority Physicians works with members of the greater Indianapolis business community to help address unique and diverse executive wellness goals. Corporate enrollment offers companies flexible ways to get team members in and out of appointments and exams and on a path to wellness. Our team caters to busy schedules and can make a “doctor’s visit” easy and stress-free. With reserved parking near the entrances to both the Indianapolis and Fishers office locations and no wait time, executives can be seen and well on their way quickly—there’s no need to take time off from work to travel across the country for the same executive exam with a doctor who isn’t able to continue caring for the patient throughout the year.

 

To learn more about executive health programs with Priority Physicians, contact us today.

What is Concierge Medicine?

When you walk into your doctor’s office, it is highly likely you’ll see a waiting room full of patients, listen to a phone ringing off the hook, and see nurses or other staff moving around quickly to move patients from point A to B. Chances are you’ll also spend 10-20 minutes past your original appointment time waiting to actually be seen by the doctor—all for about 15 minutes of face time. How convenient, right?

 

What if you could avoid all the hassles of modern healthcare? Enter concierge medicine.

In the past, many people associated the idea of concierge medicine with something available to only the wealthiest of people. In 2018, it’s reaching a more mainstream status as the US healthcare system continues to evolve. By simplest definition, concierge medicine is a private form of medical practice that requires an annual membership fee. Exactly what is covered in that fee may vary between providers, but this fee often allows for direct access to the physician—patients can call or email their personal physicians directly for their health needs. This direct access could even include house calls during off hours or in cases of injury. The fee may also cover lab tests or prescription medications. These annual membership fees allow concierge doctors to limit their patient loads so that patients can take advantage of same-day appointments, longer visits, and better doctor-patient relationships.

 

Personalized Attention from Your Doctor

Establishing a doctor-patient relationship is becoming increasingly rare. An average patient group for a primary care provider is anywhere between 1,000-2,000 patients. On the opposite side, a concierge practice will typically limit patient load to a number in the hundreds versus the thousands. With the decreased number of patients in a concierge practice, there are more opportunities to personally manage a patient’s ongoing care, and doctors have the time to develop a deeper trust with their patients. This extra time allows the doctor to proactively care for a patient’s overall well-being and provide more well-rounded care. Without needing to rush to the next appointment like in a traditional practice, concierge medicine doctors have more time to communicate face to face with patients and use their skills to the fullest extent.

 

Cost-Effective Medical Care

Thanks to the ongoing hassles of insurance companies and government red tape when it comes to healthcare, people are searching for new ways to get much-needed medical care. Often, becoming a member of a smaller concierge medicine practice is a great alternative. As health insurance costs continue to rise, patients are looking for ways to keep their own medical costs down. In some situations, that means better preventative care to help them get and stay healthy. Members of concierge practices soon discover an ongoing doctor-patient relationship helps them maintain a healthier lifestyle and keeps potential health problems at bay. Also, since many concierge practices do not accept private insurance, patients are able to completely bypass the third-party payer system. Patients can directly pay the doctor for their services and eliminate the middleman. Since there is less administrative work to do, these practices usually employ fewer people so the staff’s time and energy can go into practicing medicine.

Concierge medicine may be new to you, but it’s a growing part of our healthcare system. If you’re looking for a way to keep your healthcare costs down while still receiving quality personalized care, an appointment with Priority Physicians is worth your time. If you’re looking for a family physician or seeking help with a chronic condition, call today and find out what convenient, quality care options we have available.

Concierge Medicine Model Impacts Population Health Management

The concierge medicine model is becoming more and more prominent around the nation, as healthcare providers continue to adopt the new payment system. While many hospitals and physicians are finding medical payment reform and the move toward value-based care reimbursement challenging, the concierge medicine model may offer a solution to some of the struggles doctors are facing today.

http://healthpayerintelligence.com/news/concierge-medicine-model-impacts-population-health-management

Direct Primary Care: A Consideration for Rural Health

Is it possible that the until-now-unheard-of notion of simplicity has been introduced within the healthcare industry? If so, something accompanying it might be the movement of DPC, or direct primary care, through which unlimited primary care drives down overall costs while improving patient outcomes and experiences.

http://www.racmonitor.com/rac-enews/1949-direct-primary-care-a-consideration-for-rural-health.html

Would Paying Your Doctor Cash Up Front Get You Better Care?

A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by frustration with insurance requirements, are bringing “health care for billionaires” to the masses, including people on Medicare and Medicaid, and state employees.

It’s called direct primary care, modeled after “concierge” medical practices that have gained prominence in the past two decades. In those, doctors typically don’t take insurance, instead promising personalized care while charging a flat fee on a monthly or yearly basis. Patients can shell out thousands to tens of thousands of dollars annually, getting care with an air of exclusivity.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/01/13/462898517/can-concierge-medical-care-work-for-the-middle-class?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160113

Genetic testing for medication about ready for prime time

Genetic testing for medications is becoming very en-vogue lately, with an insurgence of laboratories offering testing that identifies several genetic markers.  These markers can predict how an individual will react with a certain medication.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?  Before you get a prescription from your doctor, he or she might be able to predict whether you are more or less likely to suffer a side effect, or whether a different medication may be more effective.  The goal is to tailor the drugs and the dosages to your personal genetic make up.

http://www.news-press.com/story/life/wellness/2015/09/28/genetic-testing-medication-andy-oakes-lottridge/72747394/

Medical Quarterbacking

With gleaming hospitals, highly trained professionals, and ready access to new medicines and technologies, the American health-care system seems poised to provide the best care in the world—and sometimes it does. More often, explains Leslie D. Michelson in “The Patient’s Playbook,” people who are confronted by a serious illness discover that “there is no map.” There is no one with the time, information and stamina to coordinate, or “quarterback,” their care.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/medical-quarterbacking-1441754708

What Makes An Elite Concierge Medicine Practice Successful?

When it comes to providing concierge healthcare to the rich and super-rich, there are certain defining characteristics. There is a strong interest in the field of concierge healthcare on the part of wealthy families, family offices, and senior executives. http://www.forbes.com/sites/russalanprince/2015/03/02/what-makes-an-elite-concierge-medicine-practice-successful/

Doctors on demand: Affordable and getting more popular

Paying for concierge health care—no longer a just a perk for the super rich—is growing in popularity. With rising out-of-pocket costs, higher deductibles in their health plans and fewer doctors in provider networks, many consumers want to take more control of their health care. Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102440116