Message to Patients
In my 18 years as a family physician, I have always been clear about what I value most in my work—caring for the whole patient. I consider it a privilege to listen to a patient’s stories and create a meaningful connection that goes well beyond treating symptoms of illness. I believe that knowing patients in the context of their families and lifestyles, understanding what inspires and motivates them as well as what keeps them up at night, is what allows me to care for them in a sensitive, comprehensive, and personalized way.
However, over the years, time for patient care has been greatly diminished, replaced by the need to check boxes. Doctors are spending more time focusing on their computer screens than on the actual patient. I have continually witnessed my patient’s disappointment with a system focused on volume and speed rather than compassion and empathy. To me, this is simply unacceptable.
I believe that Concierge Medicine provides the solution we are all seeking. My practice enables me to give my patients the time and attention they need and deserve. Every visit allows for the time to address both immediate healthcare concerns and long-term prevention and wellness goals. You will be able to schedule appointments with me on the same or next day. After hours, I will be available when you need me. This is the way medicine should be practiced, and I am grateful to be able to offer my patients this level of care and commitment.
Whether you are a new patient or an old friend, I hope you will join me at my new practice.
In good health,
Larry Leibowitz, MD