What is a concierge practice?
Concierge medicine seeks to reestablish the doctor-patient relationship as it has been in the past. A concierge physician takes care of a limited number of patients, provides them with direct access to him and availability 24/7. As a result, the doctor-patient relationship is reinvigorated. In exchange for these "concierge" services, patients pay a fee (usually annually) that is not covered by insurance plans.
Are there any additional costs other than the annual fee?
There are NO additional costs for services that I provide.
Do I still need health insurance?
Absolutely. I strongly recommend that you maintain health insurance to help cover any required hospital stays, certain diagnostic tests, and services provided by other physicians.
Do you have a specialty?
In addition to my general Internal Medicine background, I am recognized as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension, and am one of a select group of physicians in the country Board Certified in Clinical Lipidology (diagnosis and treatment of cholesterol disorders). As a result of my specialized training, I am uniquely qualified in the assessment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
What can I expect during an office visit?
A major benefit of my concierge practice is that I have the ability to devote as much time as is necessary for you during your visit. There is no limit to the number of office visits, follow up is encouraged.