Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall, M.D. ischief of the Cardiac Transplant Program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.. He practices interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology. Dr. Crandall received his post-graduate training at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also completed three years of research in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. Dr. Crandall regularly lectures nationally and internationally on preventive cardiology, cardiology healthcare of the elderly, healing, interventional cardiology, and heart transplants. Known as the “Christian physician,” Dr. Crandall has been heralded for his values and message of hope to all his heart patients. Dr. Crandall is author of Dr. Crandall’s Heart Health Report newsletter.

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Is 'Concierge Medicine' Right for You?

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 09:05 AM

By Dr. Crandall

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There is a new way to avoid a lot of the problems involved with the healthcare system, but it comes with a hitch — you have to be able to afford it!
 
This new medical model, sometimes called “concierge medicine,” offers coverage for a monthly or an annual fee. One large group’s fee is $2,500 per year, although some practices charge more. Essentially, the fee is a retainer, which enables doctors to bypass insurance companies and government programs altogether.

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