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4 Your Health: Patients turning to Concierge Medicine in Tucson

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Tucson- Concierge Medicine is a fancy name for getting back to the basics of primary health care. It is a simplified method of providing care without the insurance companies, allowing doctors to provide what, they say, is better and much more personal care to their patients.

Skyline Direct Care is a medical practice devoted to Concierge Medicine. Patients pay a membership fee for total primary care. For adults, depending on their age, a membership costs from $50 to $100 dollars a month. Children, 19 and under, cost just ten dollars a month, with at least one adult membership. 

Skyline Direct Care physician, Dave Plumb, said a membership with his practice includes exceptional access to Skyline's doctors.

"We offer 24 hour a day access to your provider, by cell phone, text or email, same day or next day appointments", said Plumb, "They can purchase medications at wholesale prices as well as get lower costs on labs and imaging.   

Plumb said without the complications of dealing with insurance companies and the need to have a massive number of patients, Skyline Direct Care's doctors can provide more time and better care to the members of the practice.

"Instead of seeing 40 to 70 patients a day, I see about 10 patients a day", Plumb said, "This model lets me spend a lot of time with patients, really get to know them and really make a big impact on their health.

Plumb said families still need insurance for catastrophic occurrences such as a heart attack, accidents, or contracting a disease. 

Taylor Davidson, who is a member along with the rest of his family, believes this method of delivering primary care is the best way to keep him and his family healthy.

"When we've have needs we call, we text, we can get in same day for services", said Davidson, "It's just so much quicker, so much more personalized. They really know us one to one because they are dealing with a smaller group of people, across the board, it's just great."

For more information on concierge medicine with Skyline Direct Care click here.

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