Frequently Asked Questions
WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP WHEN I ALREADY HAVE INSURANCE?
To this I say, ask yourself what you are currently getting for the insurance premiums you pay in addition to the co-pays? Additionally, most people pay out within 4-6 months and don’t have access to their doctor so they end up spending more money to go to an urgent care or emergency room, when more the 65% of the people in the ER or Urgent Care could have been managed by their physician if they could get in. I see membership as paying for true medical care. Paying your insurance premiums only pays for access, not for actual care. Having a personal physician will save you time and money. In addition better healthcare access correlates to overall better health outcomes and reduced hospitalizations. Having a personal physician is even better than having your friend or family member as a doctor because it alleviates any guilt when you want to ask a question or need a quick prescription sent.
WILL I SAVE MONEY?
I have also partnered with resources that may help you save additional money if you would prefer to pay cash. For example, if through insurance, you have a $10 lab fee for any labs drawn, this may be more than you would pay for the actual labs. I have partnerships for discounted labs, medication, and imaging. However, you are still welcomed to submit through your insurance. We will always discuss the available options so that you can make the best decision for your situation.
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH YOU?
HOW ARE OFFICE VISITS HANDLED?
WILL YOU ALLOW ME TO SEE YOU WITHOUT SIGNING UP FOR A MEMBERSHIP?
HOW MANY PATIENTS WILL YOU SEE?
WHAT ABOUT LABS, IMAGING, AND PRESCRIPTIONS?
WHAT IF I NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL?
CAN I USE MY HEALTH INSURANCE?
DO I STILL NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
We recommend you continue to have some type of health plan coverage. If you are looking for a cost-effective way to obtain catastrophic care (childbirth, surgery, accidents, etc…), we recommend you enroll in a healthshare. This new type of health plan is affordable, provides great service, and is actually useful to alleviate any emergency medical bills.