Meet Robert E. Lending, M.D.
Where did you earn your degree and what are your areas of expertise?
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann Medical College and my areas of expertise are; Lipidology, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardio Vascular Disease, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Geriatrics and Dementia. I am board certified in both Internal Medicine as well as Clinical Lipidology. Additionally, I am a lifetime member of the National Lipid Association and its Foundation, and have been honored as one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year from 2005-to present.
Why did you go into medicine?
I enjoy the daily challenges of medicine with its analytical puzzles to solve. The satisfaction of helping others and making a difference in their lives holds great value for me.
How has the current healthcare model hindered you from practicing medicine in a way that aligns with your philosophy?
Sadly, today, medicine is more about frustration than accomplishment; where both the physician and the patient feel impotent and helpless to address the issues at hand. Health care now answers to the almighty dollar, cost containment, rigid guidelines, practice benchmarks, third party oversight (really the lack of appropriate oversight), time-wasting and the inability to best serve your patients. The current climate has paradoxically raised health care costs without improving outcomes. Patients are disenchanted. Physicians are “burned out”. Patients feel trapped and cheated, while physicians feel efforts are fruitless and unsuccessful. This increases discontent among both parties. Membership medicine may reverse such factors.
What do patients say about your practice?
Most patients love my staff and “tolerate” me. Seriously though, I have loyal patients that know I am diligent and acting in their best interests. Every week I receive messages about how much they are grateful for everyone’s help here. I look forward to raising the bar even higher in my membership practice.
What would be the ultimate patient testimonial that you would get?
The ultimate testimonial from a patient would state: “You listen to me while being responsive and available. I’ve never felt alone or neglected in your care but rather that you and your expert staff have kept me well physically and mentally. I will be sad the day you retire.”
What is your favorite quote?
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I would never have to live a day without you.” Winnie the Pooh
Dr. Lending has been available to us at any time during a current treatment course and is very reassuring and comforting.
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