Concierge Medicine FAQs 

  1. What is concierge medicine?
  2. Are membership/concierge medical practices new?
  3. Isn’t concierge medicine for the rich?
  4. How can concierge medicine enhance care, save time and money?

What is concierge medicine?

Concierge medicine is a relationship between a patient and his/her primary care physician, built upon a “retainer” fee by which a patient enters into the doctor’s membership pool. Whereas most doctors have between 3,000 and 5,000 patients, our concierge medicine model is very different. Each primary care physician at Principal Medical Group sees only 350 patients who pay an annual membership fee. This model enables our doctors to focus on what matters most – you.

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Are membership/concierge medical practices new?

Relatively recently, the practice of concierge medicine has grown in awareness throughout the marketplace. However, the origins can be found in the ‘90’s, largely in response to patients needing a more personalized approach to their primary care delivery model.

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Isn’t concierge medicine only for rich people?

Simply put, no. Concierge medicine is for anyone who demands a higher quality of healthcare, whether it be timeliness of scheduling, attention afforded during appointments, security and trust in a primary care physician dedicated to your health goals or necessity for chronic condition care that determines your needs.

Additionally, Principal Medical Group is giving back to the Northern Virginia area by dedicating 10 percent of its patient pool to uninsured individuals who otherwise would not have access to quality care.

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How can concierge medicine enhance care, save time and money?

Concierge medicine can enhance care while saving you money and time by providing consistent, comprehensive care that is personalized to your individual health goal and needs. With 24/7 access to our doctors, you can resolve illnesses quickly, before the condition escalates and without a costly trip to the emergency room.

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