Patients without insurance or with high-deductible policies may chose Membership services. Although this sounds fancy and expensive, it's just our way of providing you and you family excellent service at an AFFORDABLE price. Check out these benefits...
We offer high-quality care to kids, adults, and geriatric patients. This includes chronic disease management (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc), mental health, urgent care, sports medicine, medical weight loss, and annual physicals. We can help suggest specialty care when necessary and will work and COMMUNICATE with your other physicians and healthcare providers, as best possible, so that we know all the information that will help us care for you.
We can get you a same-day or next-day appointment, for no extra charge. This can be in the office, or a Virtual Visit. You need your doctor when you need your doctor. If we can help with your urgent problem, you may often avoid a more costly Urgent Care or ER visit, or a worsening of your condition by waiting on help. We want to keep you out of the ER and will help with what we can--and direct you to the ER only when necessary.
Our Member appointments are as long as you need, until we cover all you need to discuss. We won't rush you in and out like a fast food restaurant. Good healthcare takes time; and we spend the time it takes to get you taken care of.
Procedures such as minor suturing, cryotherapy, and skin biopsy are all included in your membership fee. If there is an extra charge for a service, you will know exactly what it is before proceeding. Basic office labs such as Urinalysis, Flu test, Strep screen, Glucose and Pregnancy test are included for members, as necessary. Other special labs and procedures may require an additional fee, such as for outside lab analysis or pathology. But we have negotiated steep discounts and our members receive a heavily discounted price for these special labs and procedures.
If you require a consultant for specialty medical care, we will work closely with that specialist. We are experts at INTERPRETATION, and can help decipher what a specialist is talking about or recommending. Medical science is complicated and often confusing. We specialize in communicating in simple ways that make sense, so you can understand the big picture much more clearly.
We've located and negotiated great deals with labs to get your tests done on the cheap. You'll be able to get most of your annual bloodwork done for less than $75. Medical billing is messed up. We try to cut through the red tape to a bottom line that makes quality testing affordable.
We work for YOU; and not for the government or your insurance company. So, your health information is not released to anyone without your request. Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies require sharing of your medical records to justify or deny payment to traditional medical practices. As a membership patient, we only answer to YOU; and will not share your information with anyone, unless you ask.
We don't get paid to hurry you through the clinic, writing a couple of prescriptions for every problem, just so we can move on to the next patient. In fact, for most older patients, we STOP or REDUCE more medications than we start. We specialize in cleaning up the "messes" of modern multi-specialty healthcare, especially excessive medications. Rest assured, if we recommend medication, you will have its risks, benefits and purpose for use explained.
We don't jump on the bandwagon for the latest prescription miracle drug, which usually costs a fortune. For most patients and conditions, the more tried and true medications are less risky, and way more affordable. Medications are not the "cure-all" for every problem, anyway. We like to drill down to the roots of your medical issues and address the root causes of any disease process. Less medication means we are both doing our job better--and means better health and enjoyment of life for you.
Although the benefits list above are SPECIFIC to our membership patients, rest assured, we only practice medicine one way. All patients in the practice are given the same thoughtful consideration and attention to their personal medical care. The benefits of Membership are just a few extra things for those who choose to put their faith in our care outside of the traditional insurance model of payment.
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