Concierge medicine is ultimately a health care partnership with your physician that provides instant access and personalized care for a membership fee. This allows the patient and the doctor to be in a more relaxed and unhurried environment, at the convenience of the patient. Convenience plays a huge factor as to the necessity of Concierge Medicine. Some patients are unable to see the doctor when they are available, rather the doctor now sees the patient when they are available. Dr. Iqbal’s concierge program at AFP Associates is designed for patients who need additional attentive care and constant access to their physician to manage their healthcare needs. For example, some of the patients who participate in this program include frequently traveling executives and patients with multiple and complex medical conditions who require coordination of care between various subspecialists and medical centers in the area.
Participants in the concierge medicine program have access to a number of additional services and benefits including:
Participants also benefit from having a closer doctor-patient relationship with Dr. Iqbal. This allows the doctor to have a deeper understanding of each patient’s specific health needs and to have a higher alertness to changes in the patient’s wellbeing.Concierge patients have access to cutting-edge technology and advanced diagnostic testing modalities that Dr. Iqbal researches and brings to the office for the benefit of his patients.
Concierge Medicine is for the individual who wishes to take greater control of their health by actively participating in preventive care as well as benefiting from 24/7 access to Dr. Iqbal's expert care for any health needs. In the traditional doctor-patient model, care is typically episodic, occurring only when the patient feels unwell. Members of a concierge medicine program benefit from care that is more comprehensive and coordinated in its approach to the treatment of a patient’s specific issues and overall wellness. Patients who suffer from chronic disease can especially benefit from the additional attention, lengthier appointments and access available through a concierge arrangement.
"I have known and have been seeing Dr. Iqbal for many years. He is kind, caring and insightful. He imparts a great deal of information and explanations."
"I love Dr. Iqbal. He is always there when I need him. His bedside manner is unreal. It is like talking to a member of your own family. "
"Exceptionally caring and communicative. Doesn't rush through appointments and allows for long explanations and questions. A Dr. who listens to his patients."
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