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Dr. Myra Reed Named in “Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine”

Dr. Myra Reed Named in “Top Doctors in Concierge Medicine”

Twenty-one (21) Physicians have been named to Concierge Medicine Today’s annual ‘Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine’ for 2016, a distinction held by less than one percent of doctors across the country each year. In 2010, Concierge Medicine Today, the industry’s medical news and information resource recognized fourteen (14) doctors to receive this honor. In subsequent years, only a select few have made the list. Honorees were nominated by patients, professional peers, staff and others from across the U.S. They are carefully selected and chosen by the Editors at Concierge Medicine Today, who considered such factors as: healthcare delivery innovation; clinical excellence; bedside manner; public relations; patient experience; community education; and other relevant indicators.

“Each year, we look for physicians who have made a significant impact on patients, their community, their state, social media, technology and more,” said Catherine Sykes, Publisher of the industry’s medical news and information agency, Concierge Medicine Today and its sister publication, The Direct Primary Care Journal. “As a prominent and active educational voice in this industry, we believe it is important to acknowledge and recommend specific physicians and practices, specifically within the Concierge Medicine, that reflect and demonstrate innovation, professionalism, value and the benefits of this industry.”

Over the past several years, Concierge Medicine Today found distinguished doctors opening unique practices in markets like New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Georgia, Texas and Illinois. This year, physicians are prominently working in various medical specialties and internal medicine. Some of which include; Cardiology; Pediatric Care; Primary Care; Spine Surgery; Family Medicine; Hospital settings; mobile medical facilities; and even Holistic Menopause and Anti-Aging practices. The result is Concierge Medicine Today’s ‘Top Doctors In Concierge Medicine’ across America list, which includes some of the nation’s most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians. These are the doctors that patients, peers and other healthcare professionals recognize as the best in their fields. They do not pay a fee and are not paid to be listed. Today, as in years past, it is a list which is respected by the medical profession and patients alike as a source of quality information.

Some Educational Efforts (ie. about Concierge Medicine)Criteria Evaluated for CMT’s “TOP DOCS” 2016 Recognition and Nomination includes:
-Patient Ratings/Reviews
-Value-Added Services Inside Their Practice
-Innovative Services/Marketing
-Charitable Efforts
-Activity in Social Media Networks
-Medical Influence
-Peer Recognition/Nomination
-Social Influence
-Community Involvement

Since 2011, there are a growing number of physicians in secondary Concierge Medicine specialties including: Pediatrics; General Surgery; Spine Surgery; Gynecology; Dentistry; Cardiology; Addiction Medicine; Dermatology; Oncology and others. These specialty practices usually offer the same immediate access, longer appointments, and a proactive health focus similar to primary care concierge practices. Some also offer home visits. Specialists usually limit their practices to a smaller number of patients 150-300 compared to the more typical 300-750 patients for primary care. They also tend to have patients who have chronic conditions.

“Although Concierge Medicine started out as a concept for the affluent nearly 20 years ago, over time, the movement has taken a clearly middle-class turn,” says Michael Tetreault, editor-in-chief of Concierge Medicine Today. “Today, we can see impressions of old-fashioned medical care where a doctor carries a medical bag into your home or visits you when you’re in the hospital because it’s simply the right thing to do. Moreover, there are countless people searching for these types of doctors every day than in years past. From the mid 1990’s to present day, Concierge Medicine has matured into countless service variations within our local communities. Annual fees today reflect the level of personal attention and service that a doctor provides and noticeably, patients are deciding to make a personal investment in their own healthcare.”

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