|The Membership Model (DPC) is a way forward!
This weekend we updated the website so that the public can see the various services and memberships offered. The memberships follow an age categorization based upon the average consumption of primary services as well as the desire to get younger people engaged with a medical home and information source. The Premier Membership is required of those 65 and older but is available to anyone who desires to have unlimited Inpatient Advocate Service.
The level of services included in these memberships is unprecedented in our community and perhaps even in the country. The generic prescription dispensing service adds tremendous value and convenience for most of the patient members. For less than your entertainment package or in many cases your monthly phone bill you can have access 24/7 to a board certified internist, an annual health exam, full comprehensive labs, typical vaccines and numerous ways to get answers to your medical questions AND Inpatient (Hospital) Advocacy from your primary physician!
I have had 3 open meetings for my patients that had questions regarding the memberships and my decision to opt out of Medicare. I will continue to offer meetings on Fridays from 1-2 for any patients wanting to ask questions about these changes.
Last month we dispensed over 200 prescriptions and/or supplement requests. The dispensary is rapidly being preferred for cost reasons as well as convenience. If you wish to have your generic medication priced please call our office. Dispensing in a physician office in Florida is limited to patients active in the practice.
We are hoping to be moving to our new office at the beginning of the year. We are dependent upon the permitting and occupancy process. As we get closer to confirming our dates, I will inform everyone. The new location will be 6160 Winkler Road in Wildwood Hammock. This is 0.4 miles from the current office location off of Winkler and just south of College Parkway.
Margaret, Danielle, April and I are very excited and working hard to incorporate changes and improvements as efficiently and "quietly" as possible. We are very excited about next year's simpler and less bureaucratic practice we have planned for you!