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Despite recession, personalized healthcare remains in demand

New York Times, May 11, 2009

The recession has barely slowed the growth of concierge medical practices, which charge hefty membership fees for highly personalized care and around-the-clock access. Across the country, physicians with boutique practices say they are losing far fewer patients for financial reasons than they had expected. While some new practices are not filling as quickly as they might, they continue to attract a steady flow of patients willing to pay thousands of dollars for the privilege.