Concierge Medicine: Patients Pay Up for a Doctor's Undivided Attention
By Eric Wahlgren
Feb 10, 2010
Physician Dragan Djordjevic used to see up to 30 patients a day in a busy internal medicine practice in Chicago. Visits lasted as little as 15 minutes, not long enough, he felt, to provide the best possible care to his patients. Five years ago, Djordjevic got what he says was a wake-up call: A longtime patient phoned to say she was changing doctors."She told me 'the last time that I saw you, even though it was for something relatively minor, it didn't appear that you were all there,'" Djordjevic (pictured) says. "That left a bad taste in my mouth. She was right."