My family's physician of 20 years informed us recently that he is going to limit his practice to the first 600 people that pay $1,500/year/patient. He is becoming a 'concierge MD' with the corporate run medical delivery company known as VIPMD. We still pay for all tests, hospitalizations and procedures and a copay per visit to see him either via insurance or out of the pocket. What we get: 1. Yearly comprehensive wellness exam 2. Phone access to him 24/7 3. Guaranteed appointment within 2 days of calling. So...Our medical care through his office goes to the first 600 people that put down the $1,500/year and 'good luck' to the rest of you. For my family of three that is $4,500/year for this service. I think we will pass. (funny aside: His wife has been known to complain about her bills for veterinary service at our office) Comments?? Anyone else had this happen to them?