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Rise of the red carpet MD

For a 5-figure annual fee, boutique medical concierge services offer the wealthiest Americans the chance to cut the line and receive the best treatment.

San Francisco

WHEN John Battelle's teenage son broke his leg at a suburban soccer game, naturally the first call his parents made was to 911. The second was to Dr Jordan Shlain, the concierge doctor here who treats Mr Battelle and his family.

"They're taking him to a local hospital...

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