News | July 17, 2007

MDVIP Out to Change Nation’s Healthcare Landscape

July 18, 2007 - MDVIP Inc. focuses on what the firm calls "personalized preventive healthcare" in an attempt to change the way Americans look at and receive healthcare.

MDVIP is a national network of physicians who practice proactive, preventive and personalized healthcare, detection and treatment of disease, according to company spokesperson Nancy Udell. "MDVIP-affiliated physicians reduce the practice to no more than 600 patients in order to focus on prevention and wellness, not just the treatment of illness once a patient gets sick," she said.

The doctors receive a flat fee of $1,500 each year from each patient in return for more personalized care — including same or next day appointments that start on time and last as long as necessary — and 24/7 physician availability.

The MDVIP approach results in dramatic "hospitalization reduction rates," according to Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and chairman of MDVIP's Committee on Cost Reduction Through Preventive Care. "This is the way we should be practicing medicine. It's the way the patient wants it, the way the doctor wants it, and that's the way the system should work," he continued.

MDVIP currently serves more than 53,000 patients through over 150 affiliated physicians located in 17 states and Washington, D.C.

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