Concierge Services Included with Membership
This is an extended exam, not in connection with any illness or injury, done annually to review all aspects of your health and wellness. After a thorough physical examination, we will discuss any current medical issues and, as appropriate, any psychological or social issues in your life.
We will review a battery of screening lab tests and possibly x-rays as appropriate for your age and gender. All lab tests will be done at a lab facility and billed directly to your insurance and are not included in the annual fee.
A detailed list of signs and symptoms that can be early warning signs of disease will be reviewed. Furthermore, this visit will include screening and recommendations for proper nutrition and exercise to encourage weight control and a healthier lifestyle.
We will ensure that a comprehensive exam is scheduled as appropriate and as often as necessary for your personal health needs.
It is my hope that a comprehensive wellness exam will help you safeguard your health on a regular basis. I believe this comprehensive physical examination is vital for the physician-patient relationship and creates a solid foundation for future care and ongoing care.
Except for your annual exam, this feature is available even for minor and non-urgent medical problems.
Comprehensive exam appointments will be scheduled for one hour, and all other appointments for at least 30 minutes, eliminating the time pressure of moving from patient to patient.
My philosophy is to teach and educate you on your personal medical needs and risks. This will empower you to take an active role in managing and maintaining good health.
All phone calls will be returned promptly during office hours. However, if you deem your problem “urgent”, I will make every effort to speak with you at the time of your call.
My personal phone number will be provided to all members. This will allow easy access to me for urgent medical problems that occur outside of my regular office hours. Ideally, I want to hear from you when you are ill or injured, before you go to the hospital or an urgent care center, or immediately after you have called paramedics.
Your own personal and pertinent medical information will be made accessible to you.
After your annual exam, you will be provided with your current medical information and data. This will allow you to have all the important information at your fingertips when you are traveling or whenever you may need it.
We want to be involved in all aspects of your care. We can use email and/or cell phone technology to review emergency room and specialist visits or other quick/non-urgent questions that do not require a trip into the office. Because of privacy concerns, we will develop specific guidelines for what is an appropriate use of these media.
The staff members are an important part of our practice. They are dedicated to your medical care and have the expertise to advocate on your behalf, and will continue to facilitate your encounters with other aspects of the medical community.
We will discuss viable options, legal choices, personal issues, and document your wishes. As a concierge practitioner, I will be able to spend the added scheduled and extra time necessary to coordinate your care and discuss these delicate and often detailed sessions in a productive manner.