Arkansas Doctors Discover the Joys Of Concierge Care

by Marty Cook  on Monday, Apr. 21, 2014 12:00 am  

Concierge medicine has a reputation of being limited to wealthy patients, but personal physician and former emergency room doctor Amy Beard says, “My fees are less than some people’s cell phone bills.”  Dr. John Furlow says it's possible for a physician to survive on his own with a reduced patient load and no insurance to bill.  | (Photo of Beard by Jason Burt, photo of Furlow by Beth Hall)

A new business model of medicine is being practiced in Arkansas by doctors who have not only gone into private practice, but are now pursing careers in concierge or direct primary care medicine.

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