What’s concierge care — and is it right for you?
Patients have had the short end of the stick from the healthcare industry for far too long — with insurance premiums rising, doctors seeing more and more patients to stay afloat, wait times growing longer and longer, and a rushed visit when you finally do make it into an exam room.
With the Affordable Care Act and modern day legislation, physicians have had to stray far and wide from the traditional roots of family medicine, where doctors fostered deep, one-on-one connections with their patients, provided personalized care and could even make house calls.
We believe your health and well-being matter too much to follow this model of medicine — and it’s why Dr. Haywood Robinson is excited to announce the transition to a concierge care (direct primary care) practice. Enroll now
Everything you need to know about concierge care.
You and your family deserve quality, individualized care from a clinic that cares. As one of the Brazos Valley’s first concierge care practices, we’ve built our clinic to meet your unique needs — from 24/7 direct access to your doctor, to same day appointments without the lengthy waiting room stay, to the guarantee of more time and an open ear when you visit with us.
The modern model of medicine has doctors stretched thin, seeing 35-45 patients a day, an average of 10 minutes or less with each, and the growing trend of patients seeing a physician’s assistant instead of their doctor. This trend will only continue — and it’s why many local practices, just like ours, have started making the switch to concierge care.
Concierge care, or direct primary care, is a model that ensures personalized care, from the moment you schedule your appointment, to the handshake and “Have a great day” after your visit. Direct primary care means Dr. Robinson serves a smaller group of patients, allowing for longer visits, a better understanding of your needs and a greater emphasis on prevention and wellness. Enroll now
This sounds expensive — can I afford it?
Healthcare gets more and more expensive every year, doesn’t it? It costs more than ever to be insured these days, prescription costs are out of hand and it seems like people are still sick more often than not.
We think medicine needs to return to its roots, giving patients a direct link to their doctor, an individualized assessment of their health, and preventative, wellness and nutrition plans to keep them happy and healthy. This translates to healthier living, greater satisfaction, quality healthcare and lower medical bills. Enroll now
Benefits of choosing a direct primary care physician.
Take the middleman insurance company, jam-packed clinic schedule and overflowing waiting room out of the picture, add direct access to Dr. Robinson, same-day appointments and strategies to improve your health each and every day, and you basically have the equation for our direct primary care model.
It’s simple: By removing insurance options from the picture, we can focus on you and your health — the way we have for years, the way we were trained and to the oath we swore to when becoming physicians. Enroll now
24/7 direct access to your doctor.
How many times have you left a message with your doctor — only to get a return call from their nurse or PA?
With concierge care, you will get direct access to Dr. Robinson’s personal contact information including cell phone and email access, guaranteeing your questions and concerns are addressed quickly and completely.
Longer office visits with less wait time.
You make an appointment with your doctor in hopes you’ll actually be able to spend time talking through your concerns with them, right?
The fact is: Most clinics have to herd patients through the process because their doctors have schedules that only give them a few minutes with each patient.
Dr. Robinson loves to spend time with you, listening to your concerns, assessing your needs, making personalized recommendations based on your current health and history, and getting to know you and your family better.
Our practice is smaller, meaning we care for fewer patients than most clinics, which ensures we make time for each and every person who visits with us.
This results in better medical feedback, quality care and one-on-one conversations with Dr. Robinson. It’s the reason we started practicing medicine all those years ago — and it’s a refreshing return to the traditional model we all knew and loved.
You’re sick, you’re concerned, you’re in need of a doctor — but you’ll have to wait until next week to see yours because the schedule is brimming with hundreds of other patients in the same boat.
Our direct primary care practice is designed to get an appointment scheduled and a visit with Dr. Robinson when you need him — not days later. When you need to make a visit, you’ll contact our office as usual, and we will coordinate your schedule with our availability to see you as soon as possible — even same-day if needed.
Greater emphasis on prevention and wellness.
One reason a close, ongoing relationship with your physician is important is because prevention is often key when it comes to keeping you and your family happy and healthy.
Our aim is to help spot and diagnose potential health issues before they become lingering concerns — and money pit medical emergencies.
During your visit, Dr. Robinson will spend time addressing your medical concerns, as well as your overall health and wellness, resulting in a healthier, happier you.
We will talk through strategies to help you develop balanced nutrition, manage and reduce the stresses in your life, and take better care of your health in between visits. You’ll even leave with a documented wellness and nutrition plan in hand to help keep you on course.
As part of our concierge care practice, you’re also given a complimentary annual physical, aimed at proactively addressing any health concerns before they become bigger issues.
Do you want access to your doctor and a healthier, happier you?
It’s time you took control of your healthcare experience. We want to give you 24/7 access to your health and well-being — for one affordable rate that fits any budget.
To take advantage of this exciting new approach to healthcare, you can easily apply for enrollment into Dr. Robinson’s direct primary care practice. We’ll ask a few simple questions, get to know more about you and set up a profile and plan with our clinic.
The first step toward a healthier, happier you is submitting your initial enrollment application. To get started, fill out our quick and easy enrollment form.
About Brazos Medical Associates
Committed to quality, personalized care for the Brazos Valley since 1981, Brazos Medical Associates remains one of the leading healthcare providers for Bryan, College Station and surrounding areas, and strives to deliver an individualized aproach to preventative care, nutrition and wellness for patients of all ages. Read more