Patients become a part of this practice by paying a monthly fee.
There are no charges for other services including office visits, standard labs, and most procedures.
The registration fee per patient is $75 and our monthly fees are based on age.
Price Per Month:
What Patients Get for the Monthly Fee
In addition to covering the cost of office visits, in-office labs, and office procedures, this monthly fee will give my patients:
They can access us via phone, secure email, or text messaging. Many of you problems can be solved without requiring you to leave work or home.
Enhanced access to your medical records, including lab and test results. They are your records.
A minimum of 30 minutes is scheduled for all follow up visits. New patient visits take an hour or longer. Plus, unlimited access through our secure, HIPPA-compliant messaging system.
Specifics of Coverage
In exchange for the monthly fee, the patient gets the following at no additional cost.
Office visits (wellness, acute care, disease management, sports physicals).
Ability to communicate with me and my staff via secure online messaging
Access to me and my staff via phone/text (including after-hours)
In-office lab testing (urinalysis, cholesterol, strep test, hemoglobin A1c, etc. Click here for a list of covered tests/procedures)
Coordination of care with specialists, hospitals, and other care providers
Discounted labs (see below)
Access to discounted medications
The biggest difference between my practice and others is the monthly fee in place of insurance. Why do this? Here's what it enables me to give:
Excellent care for all, regardless of insurance.
Ability to answer questions and handle problems without requiring an office visit.
More time to spend with each patient
Little to no waiting for office visits.
Focus on what patients want: less office visits, less drugs, less testing, less visits to the hospital.
Freedom from burdensome documentation rules
Finding innovative ways to meet my patients’ needs, such as group visits, video visits, or even house calls
Advocating for my patients so they get the best care from other doctors and avoid unnecessary and expensive testing
Negotiating lower rates for labs and radiology tests for patients without insurance.
What about people who have insurance?
My fee covers only my services, not the cost of visits to specialists or many of the tests I may order. This means that insurance may still be needed for much of the care I may order.
All patients, regardless of insurance status, pay the same a monthly “subscription” for my care and receive the same services. No patient is turned away because of insurance, and no one is turned down for pre-existing conditions.
What about labs, prescriptions, or x-rays?
For patients with insurance, these tests will be billed to insurance by the lab, pharmacy, or radiology provider in the usual manner. For those without insurance Labs run in my office are included in the monthly fee, and I will work to find ways to significantly reduce the cost of tests, labs and prescriptions wherever possible.
Immunization and Price (as of April 2018 — subject to change)
Prevnar 13: $186
Influenza (Flu) Low Dose (Under 65): $24
Influenza (Flu) High Dose (65+): $46
PPD (Tuberculosis Screening): $10
Tetanus with Pertussis (TDaP): $35
Tetanus without Pertussis (Td): $20
Zostavax (Shingles): $215
Menactra (Meningitis): $105
What about ER visits, hospitalizations, or visits to specialists?
Any other contact with the rest of the health care system will be covered as usual. I will refer patients to specialists or for procedures as appropriate, and those providers submit this to the insurance provider.