I am sure that you have encountered the frustration of being sick and not being able to get an office visit with a physician for days or even weeks. Once you finally get an appointment, you are ushered in and out in a matter of minutes. Perhaps you are not aware, but a 30 year old patient with only minor cold symptoms will get the same few minutes that an 80 year old patient with at least a dozen medical issues and just as many prescribed pharmaceutical medication. However, with concierge medicine, there is time to form a relationship between patient and physician so the patient feels valued and heard, and the physician is aware of all patient concerns so that the best care and attention is given to the patient.
There are many benefits of Concierge Medicine including more one-on-one personalized service with your physician. Patients that are attracted to Concierge Medicine are 90% more satisfied with their level of care than compared to the 65% of patients that are in traditional health care. There are currently 900 practices in the United States that offer this type of service with more than 500,000 patients enjoying this type of personized care. In fact, in two short years, this type of personalized service has increased almost 10%.
Concierge Medicine makes sense for a lot of people – especially individuals who have a chronic medical condition that requires regular doctor visits to keep their condition manageable. Even if you don’t have a chronic condition, Concierge Medicine is an attractive option. It’s not only cost-effective but it’s also convenient. This added service is not a substitute for health insurance; it is a pairing with traditional insurance, as traditional health insurance is needed to cover items such as surgery, hospital visits, and emergency services.
The fee and services offered differs between offices, but with Dr. Nikravan, you will have access to the doctor 24 hours a day. Appointment visits are extended so you have time to talk about you needs and the doctor has the time to guide you through the healing process. Appointments are open within 24 hours and medications are refilled the same day. Also, we offer in-office lab testing. Thyroid ultrasounds and biopsies are also done right in the office. Additionally, it can be very stressful finding and getting appointment with specialists, so we will help you set up appointments outside our office and coordinate hospitalization care if needed.
Your health is a priority to you and to us. Dr. Nikravan and his dedicated support staff are ready to treat you like a valued patient.