If you guessed that this post would be about concierge care you are correct. Not all concierge care is equal despite the various price points promoted. Getting the best of everything delivered in New York City is not an unusual experience unless you are talking about health care services. Imagine calling or texting your doctor and getting a response immediately. The standard of care of care provided is evidence-based and conveniently delivered to your home, office or hotel.
Why is this practice any different?
There are many differences between this type of care and the traditional doctor’s office style of care you may have experienced. Rather than focusing solely on the treatment of disease, what sets this practice apart from a conventional doctor’s office/concierge medicine experience:
- Since this practice was founded in 2009 there has been a robust focus on client participation.
- Further distinguishing this concierge medical practice is the therapeutic relationship focusing on:
- Enhanced quality of life
- Mutually finding purpose and reason for being
- Pro-active health promotion, and disease prevention
- Delivered discretely to your door
Using this health management approach, your primary care provider is not merely concerned with your cholesterol and blood pressure numbers. He is concerned with your overall quality of life, and peak performance in the multiple roles (husband, father, executive, athlete, community member) you play in your daily life as well as the trajectory you are on.
Real luxury in health care can allow you to live a meaningful life in which you thrive rather than merely survive. Ordering the priorities of your life in such a way that unburdens you by habituating them can significantly reduce your daily stress and provide you with a sense of control and mastery. Luxury healthcare offers you just the right amount of support you need and the amount of therapeutic pressure you need to grow into achieving your full potential. That level of care is what is delivered discretely to your door.
Compassionate, competent, confidential care is a big draw to those with means to pay the membership fee necessary to gain access to this level of service. The membership allows for medical and psychiatric house calls, web-camera visits, email, text, and phone access to Dr. Zakhari which enables you to receive care even when you are traveling.
This type of service is the highest level of health care delivered in the most private and intimate setting. Merely the access to medical house calls and your doctor’s cell phone number is not worth the thousands of dollars of many concierge medical practices. The personal attention and focus on each person’s needs make this service unique. Whenever a member needs some impromptu counseling, a moment of encouragement, or a confidant to consult regarding issues of well-being, someone that knows you and won’t judge you. That level of care is only a text away.
Dr. Raymond Zakhari is a triple board-certified nurse practitioner who can address most of your health needs ranging from the comprehensive physical exam, care when you are sick, chronic disease management, and psychiatric care including talk therapy, psychopharmacology, and genomic testing. He was also trained in human sexuality at the NYU School of Medicine, no subject is off limits all in the privacy of your own home.