#1
Boutique/Concierge/Retainer healthcare is a form of healthcare in which a physician limits patient base in order to provide more thorough and continuous care to a significantly smaller base.

http://www.studentdoctor.net/2009/06/white-coat-or-white-glove-concierge-medicine-101/

Where most primary care physicians may have thousands of infrequent patients, a "concierge" physician has only a few hundred.

Criticism lies in the fact that it's typically very expensive.

From a medical perspective, you have more compliant patients, much greater income, more time to make accurate diagnosis and the opportunity to sit down for a lengthy period of time and discuss all issues and options.

I personally think this is perfectly fine, it doesn't deprive anyone else of care, and it presents a very attractive opportunity for both doctors and patients.

What does UG think?
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#2
Better service, more jobs needed. I like it.
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#3
Agreed. If I was aiming to be a general physician I would without a doubt be looking towards this form of practice. General physicians are grossly underpaid compared to specialists. Sports physicians often make 2-3x as much as generalists.
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#4
I dont see how dealing with more patients makes you a worse doctor. it would make you more experienced than anything. Ive had my doctor since i was born and he knows me inside out (excuse the pun)