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Lagrelius MD JULY 2014

COSTA MESA, CALIF., Exl Events — ‘Event Looks at Current State, Trends in Medicine and Practical Issues … focusing on different business models and emerging trends, as well as on practical issues of reimbursement, contracting and legal aspects. …’ — Physicians News Network


“Inspiration without instruction is useless,” said Michael Tetreault, Editor of industry trade publication and panel moderator at the Costa Mesa, Calif. event. “For one-day only, a who’s who in concierge medicine met together to provide analysis, strategy and operational insight from an unbiased and no-sales perspective into the lives of physicians looking for ways to… Read More ›

National News » A skilled physician tired of the hospital system goes out on his own as a concierge doctor-for-hire in an affluent locale. Sound familiar?

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BY TV Guide | Tom Ellis | Photo Credits: Alan Zenuk/USA Network JULY 17, 2014 – A skilled physician tired of the hospital system goes out on his own as a concierge doctor-for-hire in an affluent locale. Sound familiar? While the protagonist of USA’s new medical drama series Rush bears a striking resemblance to Dr…. Read More ›

Legal »

Law360: ‘Concierge Medicine Co. Cut Deals To Corner Market, Suit Says’

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By Linda Chiem, Law360 Law360, New York (July 16, 2014, 6:21 PM ET) – Florida-based concierge medicine provider MDVIP Inc. was hit with a suit in California federal court Monday accusing it of monopolizing the U.S. concierge medicine market by cutting exclusive multiyear deals with physicians and blocking them from working with other concierge medicine… Read More ›

Events »

Tips For Effective Email Marketing to Patients

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Many people in today’s world have an email address and regularly check their email. Although different from social media, emails have the potential to be a highly effective marketing tool. As the most used tool online today, people habitually check their email at least once per day. Using email to reach current and previous patients… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy »

GRUMET, MD: ‘The only way primary care can survive …’

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Jordan Grumet, MD | Policy | July 7, 2014 I have a confession to make.  The purpose of a recent blog post was to set up this one.  What I questioned, at that time, is whether the future of primary care will come from outside change (business, politics, or even specialist physicians and administrators) or internally, hence… Read More ›

Success Stories »

INVESTMENT: PersonalCare Seeks Investors for Equity Capital Raise

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Irvine, CA – July 23, 2014 – PersonalCare, the premier manager of exclusive health and wellness services in Orange County, Calif., announces it is seeking potential new investors in the company as part of its latest financing round. Funding will go to support PersonalCare’s expansion in Orange County and regionally. PersonalCare and its affiliated physicians… Read More ›

Technology »

TRENDING Today … in RETAIL MEDICINE … Kroger’s, The Little Clinic … Chooses VisualDX to Improve Patient Care

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ROCHESTER, NY, Feb. 24, 2014 – The Little Clinic, which operates 114 healthcare clinics in convenient retail settings in seven states, chose VisualDx, a mobile app and online resource used by thousands of doctors to accurately diagnose and treat disease, to enhance the care its staff provides to patients, Logical Images, the maker of VisualDx,… Read More ›


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