“From your first encounter you will notice that this is not the typical medical practice.”
Most of our patients are in good health and want to stay that way. We screen for cancer, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, neurologic illnesses, and many other diseases. We screen for conditions where screening has been scientifically proven to be of benefit, using the best current technologies. Screening can be customized, based on your family history, lifestyle, risk factors, and current medical issues and concerns.
The biggest barrier to managing most conditions is time and convenience. It is much more straightforward to treat common illnesses in a premium-care setting. Flexible appointment scheduling, easy phone and email access, and extra time with the doctor are all key factors which improve outcomes. It is simple to make an appointment, no problem to get in and be seen, and easy to call later and discuss the results with your doctor.
Get a home blood pressure monitor and then use the phone or email to follow up and supplement your office visits. This makes it vastly more straightforward to gain optimal control of this problem. Nationwide, only one-third of patients with high blood pressure have it adequately treated. In our office, over 90% of patients with high blood pressure have it under excellent control.
Understand your cardiovascular risk and the many choices available to reduce your chances of a heart attack. Have your blood drawn in our office or at a Quest lab draw center most convenient to you. Discuss results in an unhurried fashion in the office or over the phone. We make it quick, easy, and convenient to treat most people with abnormal cholesterol.
Many insurance plans don't pay for visits to treat weight problems. But in our office these visits, if necessary, are already included in your annual fee. Diet, exercise, and in some cases medications can make a big difference. There are no straightforward answers for the obesity epidemic in America, but state-of-the-art care is available in our office.
Does every visit to your doctor for an infection result in an antibiotic prescription? Do you feel that not enough time is taken to distinguish bacterial infections from viral ones? Don't be a victim of unnecessary antibiotic prescribing.
Most primary care physicians treat these symptoms only with medications. But research shows that a short course of psychotherapy is just as effective and longer lasting. Medications and psychotherapy together are better than either alone.
Play an active role in your diagnostic work up. Not every symptom demands a total body MRI scan. Other times, patients have been neglected elsewhere and really do need a thorough, comprehensive evaluation. The office is economically neutral with regards to blood work, X-rays, and consultations. We neither gain money by ordering tests or referring to specialists, nor do we lose. Your health is our only priority.
No one wants to give up the latest advances in medical technology, but the human side has been lost in the current economic environment. Our office turns the clock back two generations to the days when physicians had the time and ability to truly be advocates for their patients.
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