Concierge Medicine

About Laurie Birkholz, MD, and Associates

We strive to provide exceptional, accessible, personalized medicine.  Our membership medicine model allows us to offer comprehensive women’s primary care and specialty care services with a focus on prevention and well-being. Dr. Birkholz brings years of experience in primary care medicine, as well as women’s specific care, such as menopause management, sexual health, breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, gynecology, pelvic floor conditions and more. 

Membership Medicine: A patient and provider partnership

Ms.Medicine practices are membership-based and charge an annual (or monthly) patient fee instead of opting into insurance and Medicare plans. This practice structure allows you to have longer patient appointments, enhanced access, telehealth appointments when appropriate, direct email and cell phone access to Dr. Birkholz, and improved healthcare navigation services. This approach was structured to add value to your health, well-being and quality of life.
 
We believe patients need and should expect:
    • Up-to-date, evidence-based care
    • Exceptional customer service
    • Easy access to the practice
    • More time with your provider
    • Direct access to your provider
    • Enhanced provider/patient relationship
    • Healthcare navigation services
    • Lower cost, affordable healthcare

Our Concierge Care Model

The Concierge Medicine Model is an all-inclusive primary care model focused on the unique needs of women. Patients pay an annual fee of $2750 (or monthly payments) and all office visits with Dr. Birkholz are included. In addition, patients will be able to reach Dr. Birkholz for emergency issues after office hours by either calling or texting her personal cell phone, or by email with non-urgent questions. Our visits together range from 30 minutes for follow-up appointments to 60 minutes+ for more complex needs or annual wellness physicals. Patients in this practice will benefit from the “one stop shop” experience of a primary care trained physician with additional Women’s Health and Gynecology training.

Benefits of my Concierge Membership include the following:

  • All-inclusive, women’s health focused, primary care
  • Specialty visits to address unique and often complex women’s health issues such as menopause or sexual health
  • Longer appointment times, often 30-60 minutes or more
  • Wellness and disease prevention strategies
  • Annual body composition and metabolic rate analysis
  • 24/7 access to Dr. Birkholz
  • Guaranteed same-day or next day urgent visits with a provider
  • Comprehensive health care coordination for referrals outside of our office
  • Healthcare advocacy if hospitalized or for complex referrals (i.e. oncology, surgical)
  • A complimentary 30 minute visit with one of our wellness experts (i.e. nutrition, skincare & aesthetics, pelvic floor therapy)
  • A state-of-the-art patient portal
  • Access to deeply discounted in-office labs, prescription medications and other office services
  • Access to member-only events such as fitness classes, nutrition and lifestyle workshops and other wellness gatherings