By Jodi Rempala
Monday, November 30, 2015 – Have you ever wished you could just Skype with your doctor, or maybe just give him a call after hours?
These types of services are the wave of the future, but some physicians are offering this now, through concierge services, or direct medical care.
Dr. Wassim Younes, of Executive Medical Services, is the first doctor in Wayne County to provide such service for his patients.
“It’s like an annual fee for services from your doctor,” Younes said.
But the additional fee gives you the convenience of reaching out to the doctor outside of the traditional methods.
A direct care plan is like having a gym membership for medical services. Patients pay a monthly or annual fee and can have the convenience of calling, emailing or texting your doctor at any time, of course people can still schedule in-office visits, too.
In December 2014, this type of program became legal in Michigan with the passage of Senate Bill 1033.