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1 Introduction 2 Chapter 1: Who Killed Marcus Welby, M.D.? 3 Chapter 2: What Is Concierge Medicine and How Does It Work? 4 Chapter 3: The Benefits of Concierge Medicine 5 Chapter 4: The Three Critical Components of Comprehensive Healthcare 6 Chapter 5: A Day in the Life of a Concierge Physician 7 Chapter 6: Your Exercise Portfolio 8 Chapter 7: A Lifelong Nutritional Strategy 9 Chapter 8: What's Wrong with Concierge Medicine? 10 Chapter 9: How to Evaluate Your Current Medical Care 11 Chapter 10: Making Your Concierge Medicine Investment Affordable 12 Chapter 11: How to Find the Right Concierge Physician for You 13 Chapter 12: How to Get the Best Return on Your Medical Investment
Steven D. Knope, M.D., is a board-certified internist and sports medicine expert and has served as Chief of Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Director of the ICU in the Carondelet system in Tucson, Arizona. A pioneer in the field of concierge medicine, Dr. Knope opened one of the first concierge practices in America in December 2000 and has since received local and national media attention for his work as an uncompromising patient advocate and opponent of the HMO industry. In his fight against a local HMO, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and inventor of the cardiac defibrillator, Dr. Bernard Lown, praised Knope as "courageous" and "deeply principled." Knope has served as the official internist for the Colorado Rockies baseball team during their spring training in Tucson and has been a member of the editorial board of The American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal. He is a highly regarded national speaker on the subjects of obesity, fitness and exercise, and is the author of The Body/Mind Connection.
Dr. Knope demystifies concierge medicine, gives a common sense approach to healthcare and advocates for the patient-physician relationship. Concierge Medicine is a guide on how to invest in your most precious asset - your health. -- Wayne M. Burr, MD, FACP, Concierge Internal Medicine, Suncoast Executive Health Program In Concierge Medicine Steven Knope makes it clear how much he loves being a doctor and creating a partnership with his patients, and he wants other people to have the same experience his patients have. He has written a compelling, practical guide for people who want to invest in their health by developing a relationship with a concierge physician, by improving their nutrition, and by developing a sensible approach to exercise. -- Gregory W. Solomon, MD, Internal Medicine, New York Compelling and interesting. Concierge Medicine provides an extremely insightful account of this innovative and growing field. -- Raphael Darvish, M.D., M.B.A., Founder & CEO, Concierge Medicine/LA