BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When it comes to better healthcare, there is strength in numbers. MDVIP, the nation’s largest group of primary care physicians who practice affordable, personalized care, announced an important milestone of 500 affiliated physicians who are transforming healthcare in America every day. With the wellness of their patients as their primary goal, MDVIP-affiliated physicians offer an alternative to “conveyor belt” medicine found in traditional primary care practices. As a result, more and more physicians are joining MDVIP to practice primary care medicine the way it should be and serve the growing consumer demand for those willing to invest in their healthcare.
With its large national presence of internal and family medicine physicians, the number of patients is approaching 180,000. The benefits of having an MDVIP-affiliated doctor are best demonstrated by the numbers:
- 96 percent membership satisfaction rate
- 92 percent annual patient renewal rate
- 75 percent fewer hospitalizations for Medicare patients
- 65 percent fewer hospitalizations for those patients with commercial insurance
- $300 million savings to Medicare per year
Dan Hecht, CEO of MDVIP, says, “With MDVIP, we are addressing the broader challenges generated by patients and physicians who feel disconnected from the current healthcare system. MDVIP’s expansion indicates a growing trend among patients who prioritize their health and well-being. We are experiencing increasing levels of demand for the MDVIP innovative healthcare delivery model as consumers learn about our full range of services. And we share our affiliated physicians’ passion to grow the model and continue offering cutting-edge preventive screenings and advanced diagnostic tests to achieve better outcomes. As we look ahead, we are well-positioned for continued expansion of our national network of outstanding physicians.”
MDVIP-affiliated doctors are carefully screened and chosen for their credentials and reputations in their communities many of whom have been named a Top Doctor or Best Doctor in their area. In 2011 alone, nearly 30 percent of MDVIP-affiliated physicians received these special honors. The MDVIP healthcare model is designed to assist great doctors by limiting the number of patients to no more than 600 who get 30 minutes or more during office visits, versus the 2,500 patient count and 8-10- minute visits in a traditional primary care practice.
The U.S. spends over $2.5 trillion a year on healthcare, primarily focused on treating people after they become sick. Seventy-five percent of all healthcare dollars are spent on patients with one or more chronic conditions, many of which can be prevented, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, lung disease, high blood pressure and cancer. Traditional primary care physicians are not always able to spend adequate time to address prevention and wellness. Through MDVIP, patients receive proactive, preventive care and the MDVIP-affiliated physician’s role often goes beyond the normal scope of the primary care doctor where they get an opportunity to practice what they preach. Some of the physicians have created wellness programs that include “Bike with the Doc,” “Spin with Doc” (spinning classes), “Walk with the Doc,” “Shop with the Doc” (at grocery stores to learn about nutrition labels, healthy foods and more), and diet and fitness plans customized to a patient’s individual healthcare needs.
Other benefits include:
- 24/7 availability to patients via cell phone or email communication.
- Nationwide travel program for patients to see an MDVIP-affiliated physician in the network due to an emergency.
- A resource for spouses and adult children and other caregivers who need a physician advocate for their loved ones.
- An option for employers to offer to their employees to keep them healthy and productive.
About MDVIP, Inc.
MDVIP, Inc. is the nation’s leader in personalized, preventive healthcare. MDVIP is the country’s largest group of affiliated primary care physicians who are focused on the wellness of their patients. MDVIP-affiliated physicians limit their practices to no more than 600 patients. For an affordable annual membership, patients receive a comprehensive, state-of-the-art prevention and personalized wellness program and physician counseling that simply cannot be provided in a conventional practice. Founded in 2000, MDVIP is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit www.MDVIP.com or www.facebook.com/MDVIP.
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