I want to know if any of you are having the problem of getting a new primary physician after moving to a new area, or what are your opinions of concierge medicine if you resorted to that? We moved to the San Antonio area and are having a horrible experience. I have gotten in with a good doctor but the office staff is a nightmare. They've lost my insurance card, had iPads with personal info stolen, canceled Mark's appointment three times, and now (after 9 mos of nonsense) are telling me they don't take Mark's insurance. In trying to find another doctor I keep coming across MDVIP. One of their doctors comes highly recommended. The estimated cost is $1800 per year. For those of you unfamiliar with this model, you pay them that out of pocket just for the privilege of being their patient. Every visit has the normal charges and insurance copays, etc. My question for you guys: Is this the new normal? Do we now need to pay retainer to get anything better than abominable service? I guess a related question is, as you approach Medicare age, are we going to have to go with this model or be left with only the very worst dregs of doctors who can't get other patients, because all the good doctors are refusing to take Medicare patients? Any of you near San Antonio and can tell me anything about any of the doctors here?