Stuart Kipper, MD. Encinitas Concierge Physician.
The practice of medicine has changed. Patients are frustrated. Physicians feel overwhelmed. Lack of access to your doctor, hurried visits, questions left unanswered, and general dissatisfaction have become the norm in today's healthcare environment. Sadly, these low expectations are met by both patient and physician alike, without many acceptable alternatives...until now.
My experience with the current medical system mimics yours. For years, as a physician working within a system that places a higher value on numbers and not patients, I have fought the trends which are depersonalizing medicine. Putting the Doctor-Patient relationship second to the needs of insurance companies, HMO bureaucracies, and other third parties has destroyed the basis of what makes excellent medical care excellent — the time and energy necessary to answer all questions and explore all options between the two most important people in the room — you and your doctor.
Call Doctor Stuart Kipper, 760-632-1018