MD/DO SATISFACTION: Concierge Medicine Career Satisfaction

ATLANTA, GA, June 05, 2013The Concierge Medicine Research Collective (The Collective) has just released new 2013 data summarizing concierge medicine physician satisfaction data highlighting a concierge doctor’s happiness with a career path in concierge medicine. The data is based on surveys, polling analysis and verbal responses received from concierge doctors across the U.S. from 2009-2012 collected by The Collective. Here are some of the highlights:

Concierge Medicine Career Satisfaction

– 55% of concierge doctors across the U.S. state they are very satisfied with their decision to enter concierge medicine and would make the same decision.
– 27% of concierge doctors across the U.S. are somewhat satisfied with their decision to enter concierge medicine but would make the same decision.
– 18% of concierge doctors across the U.S. are not satisfied with their decision to enter concierge medicine and would not make the same decision.

“I think the most powerful piece of the data we’ve reviewed recently is this one … the data that speaks to career satisfaction,” says Michael Tetreault, Executive Director of The Concierge Medicine Research Collective and Editor of the industry trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today. “Concierge medicine [and direct primary care] are career paths physicians can trust that have over time proven themselves to be sustainable and rewarding business models for both a physician and his or her patients.”

The Collective also found that Concierge Medicine is thriving in metropolitan markets with the majority of incomes remaining the same or increasing slightly. Satisfaction in the field remains high. Only 18% of physicians stated they would not make the same decision again. In previous years, it was 25% but even so, the number overall is low and satisfaction with the business model is high when compared to traditional, insurance-based or managed care medical specialties.

Sources
The Concierge Medicine Research Collective, 2009-2012; Concierge Medicine Today, 2013.

About Concierge Medicine Today

Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), is the premier news and multi-media organization and the industry’s oldest national trade publication for the direct primary care and concierge medicine marketplace. Their web site is the online destination for business, consumers and physicians to learn about the history of this industry, various business aspects of the marketplace, trends, breaking news and more that drive the conversation and generate the national buzz that concierge medicine and direct primary care is creating on a national and international level. For more information, visit: http://www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com.

About The Concierge Medicine Research Collective

The Concierge Medicine Research Collective (The Collective) is a research and data depository created by Concierge Medicine Today. The Concierge Medicine Research Collective is an independent health care research and data collection depository of the multimedia news and trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today based in Atlanta, GA. The Collective serves as an educational resource on all things concierge medicine and is geared towards those businesses, lobbyists, physician associations, health care advocacy groups and general consumers of healthcare who want to learn more about information available on the topic of concierge medicine. The Collective works in partnership with Universities, physicians, associations, businesses, individuals and even Graduate medical Students to further advance the educational awareness and facts surrounding unanswered questions about concierge medicine care in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.AskTheCollective.org or http://www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com.

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