A concierge practice, with ample time to focus on preventive measures and wellness, has proven to be one of the most effective models for maintaining health.
If you do become ill – and we recognize that health is unpredictable – you will have peace of mind that the doctor who knows you best will be available when needed. A call to my office or cell phone after hours can frequently prevent a trip to the emergency room or an urgent care clinic.
If you have questions about the practice, or concierge medicine in general, please call my membership information line at (404) 793-3133.
My mission is to be your healthcare navigator and medical team leader. I will guide you and help you make the best informed decisions regarding your healthcare. I will continue to care for your medical needs, emphasizing a proactive, comprehensive approach to both disease prevention and wellness. I will strive to provide excellence in care that is both compassionate and patient-focused.
My smaller practice size allows me to devote more time to each patient’s care and individual needs. This practice model offers time to schedule approximately 30 minutes for routine appointments and approximately 60 minutes for the Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment. Appointments will start promptly, and I will be able to spend more time with you. If a problem requires extra time for evaluation, I will accommodate you to the best of my ability. Also, our communication will be enhanced through patient-dedicated cell phone and email.
Yes. My medical practice will not take the place of general health insurance coverage. My practice is a primary care medical practice, not a health insurance program. You are advised to continue your Medicare or other insurance programs.
I intend to remain an in-network provider for most major PPO insurance plans and will bill your insurance directly for office visits (office visit charges are not included in your annual fee). If the terms of your insurance plan require a co-pay, I am obligated by your insurance company to request payment at the time of service.
Yes. My office will file your claims with Medicare, as well as with your supplemental insurer on your behalf, as required by law. If the terms of your insurance plan requires a co-pay, I am obligated by your insurance company to request payment at the time of service.
In some instances, the annual fee may be payable through your HSA. You are advised to consult with your FSA or HSA plan administrator, employer, HR representative or tax advisor to clarify qualification in your particular circumstance.
Yes. Paying your annual fee allows you to be a member of my practice whether you are sick or well. I strongly encourage you to utilize the benefits offered, regardless of your state of health, to proactively safeguard your health.
My goal is to be available to my patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, there will be occasions when I am out of town or otherwise unavailable. In these situations, a trusted colleague will serve as my covering physician.
Please know that you can contact me at any time; however, if you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. You can then call me or ask the hospital personnel to contact me so I may assist in your care. If you have a non-urgent problem, please contact me first.
If the problem is minor, call me first. However, call 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency. Then call me. With the exception of a few controlled substances, most prescriptions can be ordered anywhere in the country. If you seek care at an emergency room or urgent care center out of our area, I would\ request that you have the doctor seeing you call me for coordination. I will be readily available for phone consultation with you and/or other healthcare personnel. If you should require hospitalization while away, at your request I will attempt to establish regular phone communication with you and your attending physician(s) to ensure continuity of care.
Should you desire, I am available to help you decide which specialist to see and to coordinate such consultations. In this way, the most appropriate resource is used, the earliest arrangements are made, and your applicable medical information is sent in advance of your specialist visit.