Meet Matthew Chamberlain, M.D.
- Family Physician
Baton Rouge, LA
- LSU stadium physician
- Team physician for area high schools
How do you stay active in your local community?
I help coach my children and their friends in baseball and soccer. I am also active in various church activities.
Why did you become a membership-based medicine physician?
Medicine has become more complex for the family physician over the last 5-10 years due to a number of factors: patients are living longer, the newer and more advanced treatment for chronic illnesses (especially diabetes), the new monitoring of physician “performance” and emerging technology (electronic medical records) – just to name a few! The government health initiatives have increased the number of patients with access to primary care with no increase in the number of physicians, essentially flooding our already full medical panels.
I feel that in order to provide the best care, it is time for a change, and that change is Concierge or Membership Medicine. By having less patient volume and more time, the physician is able to be more in tune with the patient’s needs and afforded more time to talk about prevention and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Additionally, Concierge Medicine all but eliminates patient wait times for appointments as well as wait times in office. No one likes having to wait an hour or two to see the doctor for a 10 minute visit – the patient’s time is valuable too!
My favorite quote is from the Bible – Phil 4:13 – “ I can do all things through Christ
Who strengthens me.” I had that quote tucked inside my hat when we won 2 National Championships at LSU. It has served me well in both sports & life!
"He is the best and brightest young physician in the area! The level of care and attention you receive will astound you."
Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach
We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More