High-end medical option prompts Medicare worries

Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 4:36 p.m. CDT; updated 8:38 p.m. CDT, Saturday, April 2, 2011

WASHINGTON — Every year, thousands of people make a deal with their doctor: I'll pay you a fixed annual fee, whether or not I need your services, and in return you'll see me the day I call, remember who I am and what ails me, and give me your undivided attention.