What is concierge medicine?
It is also known as direct care or boutique medical care. The relationship between patient and physician is enhanced. The patient has more direct and timely access because the physician has more time due to fewer patient numbers and less administrative burden. Allowing for same/next day appointments and longer visits allowing focus on preventative health.
Do I need to keep my insurance?
Yes. You will need insurance to cover medications, diagnostic imaging, lab tests, emergency care or hospitalizations.
Do you bill insurance?
No. We do not bill insurance for our services. Avoiding insurance billing removes the unwanted influence over your health care by insurance companies. Lab work and other testing may be needed and insurance may come into play. These procedures will be discussed in advance of the test being ordered.
What is included in my annual/monthly fee?
Annual preventative care, urgent care, chronic disease management, in-office procedures, specialist care coordination and hospital advocacy. (Read more about our monthly, quarterly or annual fees here)
How many patients do you have?
While some traditional practices have more than 5000 patients we have no more than a few hundred allowing more time for patient care.
Do you make house calls?
While we would expect to see you in the office during normal business hours. There will be times when house calls will be appropriate.
Is my annual physical covered by insurance?
Possibly. While we don’t bill insurance directly our services qualify for flexible savings accounts and health savings account plans. Please discuss this with your accountant and health benefits advisor.
Do you see children?
Yes. Being board certified in family medicine, we will do our best to take care of the entire family.