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Putting a price tag on contacting your medical specialist
Los Angeles Times

So-called concierge medicine — doctors asking their patients to pay an extra fee just to remain under their care — has been around for a while.

It’s an offensive idea, but I get it, especially when it comes to family practitioners who look after a patient’s general well-being. The medical marketplace has room for both Corollas and Cadillacs.

Yet when it comes to medical specialists, such as cardiologists, things seem different.