What is Concierge Medicine?
Concierge medicine is a patient centered health care model where the patients pay an annual fee to the doctor directly for enhanced medical services. This type of practice has also been called boutique, retainer, and direct practice medicine. This model allows the physician to take care of fewer patients and removes the physician-patient relationship from the grasps of insurance requirements. This means more attention to you, more focus on wellness, and more time spent on meeting your health care goals!
What is your current practice size?
Traditionally, a doctor may care for several thousand patients. But in our practice, the number of patients we see are limited so that we can spend more time with you and provide more comprehensive personalized care.
Minimal Waiting & Longer Appointments
Unlike the typical doctor’s office, we actually value YOUR time! We pride ourselves on minimal wait time, as well as ample appointment times so you don’t feel rushed when seeing the doctor. It is time your medical team delivers! Illness usually sneaks up when you least expect it, which is why same day appointments are so important.
Your Health Care Anywhere
Whether you are traveling or stuck in a business meeting, you can access our medical team for medical questions or for a consultation. We are there to make your life easier. If you have a non-urgent question or concern you can also email the medical team.
An Investment in Your Health
Metabolix is focused on wellness, so keeping you healthy is a goal we both share. When you are healthy you have a reduction in health care costs, an increase in your productivity, and better quality of life.
The Little Things that make a difference:
- We draw your blood at the office…and we are good at it! There is no appointment needed.
- Lab results can be emailed to you with our interpretation after the practitioner receives and reviews them.
- We have a wellness focus so we manage all components of age management and functional medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can be on my Family Concierge Plan?
A: Families living in the same household (i.e. significant others, spouses, or children) are eligible for the family concierge rate. Children must be at least 5 years old.
Q: Do I need insurance if I join your plan?
A: Concierge Medicine is not a substitute for a health insurance. Insurance can be used to cover services not offered in the office including labs, x-rays, medications, emergency room and hospital care, and visits to a specialist. We do not provide management of chronic disease states and we will refer you to an appropriate specialist for management as needed. Although we recommend that patients carry health insurance, we do care for many patients without insurance and try to find low cost options for any needed ancillary services. Concierge medicine provides high-quality medical care to everyone, including patients without health insurance. If you are interested in carrying health insurance, you may opt for a higher deductible plan.
Q: Is your fee reimbursable through my insurance company?
A: A portion of the annual fee may be reimbursable under PPO insurance (this does not apply to Medicare patients). Check with your insurance company on coverage for “out of network” provider office visits. Although we do not bill your insurance directly, claim forms can be provided for you to submit to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. Concierge works well with a High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA).
Q: What if I have a HMO Insurance Plan?
A: Patients with HMO’s cannot utilize their insurance benefits under our care due to restrictions of the HMO plan. Only your assigned, network primary care physician can order tests and referrals, many of which need pre-authorization. If you understand these insurance restrictions, you can always be part of the practice without any use of your HMO insurance. Some patients still utilize concierge medicine for second opinions, easier appointment times, and for our wellness services.
What’s included in the Annual Fee?
- All Office Visits
- After hour consultations
- 24/7 physician access by phone, email, & text.
- Same day appointments (when contacted within one hour of closing)
- 20% Discount on all other services offered at our facility:
- Lab work
- Trim Nutrition Supplements
- IV Therapies
- Vitamin Injections
- Hormone Medicine Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Aesthetics: Botox/ Juvederm Fillers/ Skin care treatments
- Carb Revolution Weight Management System
- 10% Discount on ZO SkinHealth Products
What are the costs?
- Individual: $3,500
- Couple: $6,500
- Family (up to 4) $10,000