What Is Concierge Medicine?
Concierge medicine is a revolutionary model of medical practice which allows the patient to be at the center of the healthcare experience. Our model connects the physician to his Northwest Arkansas patients, wherever they may be, and provides 24/7 access to Dr. Hamilton. Patients pay an annual membership fee in return for the following program services:
Appointment Length Flexibility
Yoga & Tai-Chi Classes
Personal Wellness Coaching
As an added bonus to your membership, we offer extra services to help promote your physical health and wellness goals. Patients will have direct communication with Dr. Hamilton via personal cell phone or email for questions related to healthcare education & support, diet & nutrition, and fitness education goals.
Membership Price: $1,800 annually or $150 per month
Personal Wellness Coaching
Dr. Hamilton is dedicated to creating a proactive course of action to help you maintain or improve a healthy lifestyle today and in the future.
CONSULTATION: This will be an in-depth session for your coach to get to know you, find out your history and discover your goals. Several additional tests will be given to complement those given in the initial executive physical.
PLAN: Your physician will use your test results and goals to develop your plan. A customized eating plan and exercise recommendations will be core components.
TOOL KIT: You will have access to information, tips and more to help you. A follow-up plan will also be set as accountability is a major factor for success and provides an opportunity to make plan adjustments.
REFERRAL: Should medical specialists be required as part of your patient care, our team will make referrals to the best qualified physicians most capable of addressing your needs.
CLASSES: As part of your membership, you will have access to regular Yoga & Tai-Chi classes.
Yoga is a low impact exercise which strengthens a person’s core muscles (or midsection). High impact exercise over a long period has been shown to cause arthritis. Yoga is an efficient way to burn calories, build muscle, improve flexibility and improve strength but without damaging cartilage in knees and hips.
Additionally, yoga stretching and breathing techniques have been shown to improve general well-being by reducing stress. Stress is a high predictor of future heart attack and stroke. When stress is reduced, a person’s overall immune system improves.
Yoga classes are available to Hamilton Concierge members at no additional charge.
Tai Chi is a form of physical therapy that helps build core strength. Core strength is especially beneficial for older people to prevent falls. In addition, Tai Chi has been shown to be just as effective as physical therapy in helping with chronic knee pain and arthritis.
Tai Chi classes are available to Hamilton Concierge Members at no additional charge.
“The primary reason I provide concierge services is to answer directly to the patient for treatment, rather than the government or an insurance company. The only way I am able to provide this to them is to create time for each person. I went into medicine to make people well, not to spend my time at a computer entering data.”Lance Hamilton, MD