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Does it cost more to go to a concierge doctor than a regular doctor?

The costs of going to a concierge doctor and a regular doctor are often same when you factor in the availability of a concierge doctor, the lack of co-pays and other "hidden" costs, and the fact that you may save money on prescriptions and other treatments because your doctor will take more time to diagnose your health issues. While a concierge physician usually requires an annual fee, this is designed to give patients more exclusive access and pay overhead costs associated with operating an office. Visit my site here:
In exchange, patients often receive better care and can actually see the doctor more often than in a regular office. In addition, patients are given an initial and then yearly physical and evaluation plus time with the doctor to discuss health issues and make a plan to maintain good health through lifestyle changes. This can often lead to a reduction in medication or other treatments that can more than pay for the concierge health fee. Here's one of my site:

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How do I qualify for concierge care?

Concierge care is available to any patients who are interested. In order to become a concierge patient, the individual must pay an annual fee and fill out an application. The doctor and his staff review the patient's medical information and ensure that all records are collected so that the doctor
has a complete picture of the patient's health. The first step in the process is the initial exam, which may take some time as the doctor will want to discuss all of the patient's past medical history, possible current health issues and a plan for future healthcare.
This future healthcare plan will often include instructions on diet and exercise as well as other ways patients can stay healthy. In addition, the doctor will carefully review the patient's prescriptions to see if there are alternatives to current medications that may be more effective. Once this review is complete, the doctor and patient will set up a wellness schedule. Learn it here:

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What is a concierge doctor?

A concierge doctor is one who serves the needs of a select group of patients, offering more personalized care than most primary care physicians. Concierge doctors, also called "personalized care physicians," can spend more time with each patient and can often give patients a much better level of service than other doctors To this end, many patients prefer to pay an annual fee for concierge service over having to deal with an overworked, understaffed medical office and generic, one-size-fits-all care.
Some concierge doctors are general practitioners; others, like Dr. James Eells, are doctors of internal medicine. Concierge doctors are noted for their approach to medical issues, particularly in the area of preventative care. Because these doctors are able to give much more thorough and complete medical diagnoses and treatment, they are often able to spot incipient illness in its very early stages or suggest ways for patients to prevent certain illnesses with the proper medical care.

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What is the background of Dr. James Eells?

As a doctor who specializes in internal medicine and urgent care, he is a medical doctor with a degree from the National Board of Medical Examiners conferred in 1990 and is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1992. He has also been registered with the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy since 1992. A Major in the United States Air Force from 1992 to 1996, he is still on inactive reserve status.
While there, he was an Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor as well as a Basic Life Support instructor. He completed his internship and residency at University Medical Center in Las Vegas and Reno and was a staff internist there from 1996-2003 and an urgent care physician from 1990-2003, as well as Chief of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and was the recipient of the United States Air Force Full Medical Scholarship.

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Why should I choose Dr. James Eells as my doctor?

Dr. James Eells has many years of experience that help him to meet the special needs of his patients. Unlike many primary care physicians, he holds both an MD and a specialist certification as a Doctor of Internal Medicine. Because he is an internist, he has spent time developing his skill and offering his help to those who need it most. He was formerly an urgent care doctor, which gave him the experience of working with patients who need immediate help, and he is also skilled in identifying the root causes of diseases or conditions.
However, what really sets him apart is the fact that he is always prepared to give his patients individualized and personalized attention. His concierge medical service allows him to spend more time with each patient and to truly develop a relationship with them that will result in a better level of health care service and ultimately in better health.

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What do urgent care doctors do?

Urgent care doctors give patients treatment during emergency situations. Their goal is not long-term health care, although they may make recommendations for the future; their goal, instead, is to stabilize patients who have experienced trauma so that another doctor can treat them or to take care of the problem in a single visit For example, an urgent care doctor might treat the acute symptoms of the flu as well as a broken leg from a car accident.
In the first case, the patient might not need to return to the doctor's office; he or she could simply take medication and rest until the symptoms passed. However, a broken leg would require treatment from an orthopedic doctor who would most likely see the patient several times for follow-up care. Urgent care doctors often work odd hours such as nights or weekends in emergency rooms or walk-in clinics. They may also be available by being "on call," or ready to come in to see a patient or talk to one on the phone if the need arises.

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What do doctors of internal medicine do?

Doctors of internal medicine, or internists, serve in several capacities in the healthcare field. Some doctors of internal medicine practice exclusively as consultants at hospitals or large clinics. These doctors do not deal with patients directly; instead, they consult with other doctors who are facing difficult cases and need the help and advice of another doctor with more training and experience in diagnosing and treating certain diseases. Some internal medicine doctors focus on a specific area of the body, such as the digestive or endocrine systems.
However, there are also internal medicine doctors who serve as primary care physicians. This means that they are the first line of defense for their patients when they are sick or need immediate medical treatment. They also serve as long-term care doctors, seeing patients yearly for their checkups and prescribing maintenance medication or dispensing wellness advice. Internists do not usually deliver babies, perform gynecology exams or treat certain rare disease but they can refer patients to other doctors for that type of care. Read more here:

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Why should I choose an internist for my primary care doctor?

A doctor of internal medicine is a good choice for your primary care doctor. The internist is a doctor who has studied for an additional length of time in order to study the processes of internal medicine. This means that an internist has a much greater and deeper level of knowledge about diseases and their effects on the body long-term than a general practitioner or GP. Further, internists are often consulted by other doctors when they are making a diagnosis because of the internist's recognized superiority in diagnostic procedures.
While one doctor is not necessarily "better" than another, it is important to understand that doctors serve different purposes and focus on different things. While a GP may be a good choice if you are dealing with an illness such as a cold, a broken arm or even a pregnancy and delivery, an internist may be a better primary care choice, especially if you already have an ongoing medical condition. Learn more here:

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What is the difference between an internist and a GP?

An internist, or doctor of internal medicine , holds the same medical diploma as any other doctor. However, an internist has spent extra time studying the details of internal medicine or the practice of medicine that affects the workings of the human body's systems. In order to be board certified, an internist must spend extra time in a residency focusing on internal medicine. Often referred to as a "doctor's doctor" because they are called upon by many other physicians to answer questions about medical care, internists have a deeper understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases than a general practitioner.
This does not mean that a GP is not a good doctor; it simply means that the GP has a different focus than the internist. The GP is looking for general, overall health conditions while the internist is pinpointing specific diseases. This means that a GP is often a good choice when the patient has a cold, the flu or some other common illness, while an internist is a good choice for more specific illnesses.

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Is concierge care better than other types of medical care?

Medical care is often based on circumstances, and the quality of medical care tends to go up in proportion to the amount of time a doctor is able to spend with a patient. For example, EMTs and emergency room doctors are not concerned with long-term care; they are only considering what needs to be done to meet acute, emergency needs. Once the patient is stabilized, they hand him or her over to another doctor.
This does not mean that they give poor care; it simply means that doctors under these circumstances cannot be expected to concern themselves with the minutiae of a patient's long-term health. This job falls to an internist or general practitioner, who can spend the time with a patient necessary to identify personal preferences and issues. Concierge care improves on this model by offering patients more time with their physician and the chance to develop a deeper relationship.

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About Dr. James Eells:

Dr. James Eells is a concierge and internal medicine specialist. He provides specialized and personalized care to all of his patients.

Las Vegas, NV