Boutique’ care just what some doctors ordered

Denver Post, 3/18/09

Jim Talaric has his doctor’s cellphone number. He doesn’t have to sit in a waiting room before an appointment. And when his left leg started to tingle in the night, his doctor met him at the office — at 8:20 a.m. on a Sunday. It’s not typical treatment for most people. But for Talaric, that kind of attention comes with the $1,850 annual fee he pays for ‘concierge’ or ’boutique’ service from his Louisville primary-care physician.