Friday, May 11th, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

In an Uncertain Age, Can Concierge Medicine Save U.S. Primary Care?

For an increasing number of primary care physicians frustrated by today’s healthcare environment, concierge, or membership, medicine offers a practical yet transformative solution. In this informative and interactive session led by Specialdocs CEO Terry Bauer, physicians challenged by diminishing reimbursements and the increasing demands of practice management will learn how the concierge practice model provides a way to remain independent and sustain a thriving practice long term.

This alternative practice model has grown exponentially from its inception in the 1990s with two physicians to more than 10,000 concierge medicine practices today, and is frequently considered one of the major ways primary care can survive in the US. Mounting evidence shows the benefits of this unique, patient-centered approach in significantly strengthening the physician-patient relationship, enabling a focus on wellness and preventative medicine, enhancing outcomes and reducing the overall cost of care.

Bauer will explore the impact of membership medicine on physicians, their patients and American healthcare, analyze the costs for independent physicians who remain in a traditional model versus a concierge practice, and identify key factors that determine a successful transition to concierge medicine. He will address why even risk-averse physicians need not let fear of change deter them from considering the transformative alternative model of concierge medicine.

Terrence L. Bauer
Specialdocs Consultants
Terrence L. Bauer
Specialdocs Consultants

About Your Presenter(s)

With more than three decades of healthcare leadership experience, Terry has a reputation for bringing about positive change as a strategist, builder and driver of successful companies. As CEO of Specialdocs Consultants, LLC, he is dedicated to transforming physicians’ personal and professional lives and as a result, the health of their patients, through conversion to the concierge medicine model. Since joining Specialdocs early in 2016, Terry has focused on elevating the profile of this company that has pioneered the transition from traditional to independent concierge medicine practices, and on expanding the portfolio of services provided to its growing physician network.

Terry previously served as co-founder, president, CEO and director of Orion HealthCorp, CEO of Bauer Health, LLC, and principal and strategy practice leader at healthcare consulting firm Stroudwater Associates. His vision of concierge medicine as a model for healthcare’s future began in 1999 when he was introduced to the sector by industry pioneers. In 2013, he served as the first Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Alabama’s Manderson Graduate School of Business, where he led a team of students focused on creating an innovative strategic plan to enter the membership medicine industry.

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