Dr. Fidel Garcia

Founder of Casa Health

As a concierge medicine doctor in New York City, I’ve noticed a growing trend amongst my patients in usage of annual memberships to our practice or other similar services. We get a lot of questions about this, so I thought it would be helpful to take some time to explain why people are turning to concierge medicine, the problems with the current healthcare system in New York, and the services we typically offer to patients.

First, let’s talk about why people are opting for annual memberships to concierge medicine practices like ours at Casa Health. One of the main reasons is that it provides a more personalized and comprehensive healthcare experience. With a membership, patients have access to their doctor 24/7, can schedule same-day or next-day appointments, and have longer appointment times with their doctor. This allows for a more thorough and detailed evaluation of the patient’s health, which can lead to better outcomes.

Another reason people are turning to concierge medicine is that it provides a more convenient healthcare experience. With a membership, patients can often receive care in the comfort of their own home or through telemedicine visits, which can save time and eliminate the need to travel to appointments. Additionally, patients often have access to a wider range of services, such as the latest biohacking options, which can help them achieve their health goals more effectively.

Now, let’s talk about some of the problems with the current healthcare system in New York that make concierge medicine an attractive option for patients. One of the main issues is the long wait times for appointments and the limited time doctors have to spend with their patients. In the current system, doctors are often overworked and understaffed, which can lead to rushed appointments and less attention paid to each patient’s individual needs. If you’ve tried to get a sick visit for your child, you’ll find that your child’s pediatrician often can’t squeeze them in on short notice, which is a little problematic when your child is sick. A doctor isn’t all that helpful if you can only preplan a physical three months in advance.

Another problem with the current system is the lack of coordination and communication between healthcare providers. Patients often have to navigate multiple healthcare systems and providers, which can lead to confusion and delays in care. With a concierge medicine membership, patients have a dedicated doctor who can help coordinate their care and ensure that all aspects of their health are being addressed. Our team at Casa Health knows everything about you, and we track you and your care comprehensively.

So, what services are typically covered in a concierge medicine membership? At our practice, we offer a range of services that are designed to provide patients with a comprehensive and personalized healthcare experience. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Annual comprehensive physical exams
  • Personalized health and wellness planning
  • Biohacking treatments like TRT, HGH and exosomes, to name a few
  • IVs twice a year
  • Same-day or next-day appointments
  • 24/7 access to your doctor via phone, email, or text
  • Telemedicine visits
  • Unlimited prescription care
  • Coordination of care with other healthcare providers

By offering these services, we are able to provide our patients with a more comprehensive and personalized healthcare experience, which can lead to better outcomes and a higher quality of life.

In summary, the trend towards utilizing annual memberships to concierge medicine practices or other similar services is driven by a desire for a more personalized, comprehensive, and convenient healthcare experience. By addressing the problems with the current healthcare system and offering a range of services that are designed to meet the individual needs of each patient, concierge medicine is providing a valuable and necessary service to New Yorkers. If you’re interested in learning more about our practice and the services we offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.