Our practice has always been based on the principle that we are partners with our patients. We practice with integrity, in a patient-centered practice, where the whole individual is seen and heard. We are striving to continue to provide the high quality of care you expect, the reason why you have put your faith in us as your physicians.
The current market forces have increasingly obstructed our ability to practice medicine with you, our patient, as the focus. We have been told that the current system of reimbursement is not set up to support our level of service. We have researched alternatives and settled upon a membership model as the best way to do this.
Endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this approach allows us to shift the relationship to be directly between you and us – without the interference of insurance companies. Staying true to our professional beliefs, we will now be directly accountable to you and free to concentrate on your care exclusively.
Joining our smaller, more personalized practice will allow you to receive all-inclusive care and enjoy many significant benefits not typically found in a medical practice today.
Establish and maintain a longterm relationship with your health care provider - No need to change your primary care doctor if your insurance changes
Remove the influence of the health insurance/third party payor and restore the doctor-patient relationship
Create a working partnership between you and your doctor in which you have control of your own healthcare decisions
Convenient same-day or next-day appointments with brief or no office wait times
Adequate time to address multiple concerns; no ten to fifteen minute visits if you need more time
Personal communication with your doctor by phone, text, email, or video
If you don’t need to come into the office, you don’t have to - We can often manage your concerns remotely
Prompt follow-up for lab/ test results, prescription renewals, specialist visit discussions
Easy to reach us for questions between visits and after hours
Receive immediate attention and not delay your medical care
Access to online medical information vetted by your own doctor
Home visits as appropriate (on a case by case basis)
We help you navigate the complex health care system
We coordinate your care, tests and appointments with specialists
We can coordinate your health care while away from home
Your Health and Wellness
Our aim is to meet you where you are - You define your health objectives
Our focus is on the root cause of illness
We believe that there are many paths to healing
We work closely with an established local network of respected colleagues in complementary and alternative practices
Our goal is to streamline and minimize medication use
Our emphasis is on prevention and lifestyle changes
Studies show less chance of needing ER or hospital care
Save Time and Money
No copays or deductibles for your primary care
No surprise bills from our office
Save time and expense of avoidable ER or urgent care visits
For those with no insurance or high deductible health plans, you may save money
Free introductory session with affiliated practitioners including Yoga, Meditation/Stress reduction, Reflexology, Thai Yoga, Muscular therapy/Massage, Reiki and Alexander Technique
Flat monthly fee covers everything that can be done in our office or via virtual visit, including all physicals, sick visits, minor skin procedures, and joint injections. Also included are an array of in-office labs including PT/INR, urinalysis, pregnancy test and strep screen.
We do not bill your insurance, which means we can now work directly for you – not for the insurance companies.
The Difference between Concierge and Direct Primary Care Practices
Typically, a concierge style practice remains in the insurance network. They continue to be part of the traditional billing model, billing for office visits and collecting copays. They must follow the guidelines, mandates and rules set forth by the insurance company.
Concierge practices also charge a membership fee to cover benefits not covered by insurance, such as 24/7 direct access to your physician.
Our practice is the Direct Primary Care model. We are not affiliated with any insurance company or third party payer and do not receive income from claims billed. We are solely supported by our patient membership fees.
Without the interference of insurance companies, we are free to practice medicine directly with our patients. The welfare of the patient is the primary focus. Endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, direct primary care practices provide personalized all inclusive care with many significant benefits not found in typical medical practices.