I will focus on prevention and wellness, not just taking care of you when you are ill. I recognize for those who truly value their health, having a physician as your advocate is the ideal doctor-patient relationship. As my patient, you will receive an expanded annual Comprehensive Wellness Evaluation, which will be the cornerstone of your personalized wellness plan, created to keep you feeling your best. I will be able to provide you with relevant educational information that will help you understand your role in this partnership.
When serious illness and injury happen, I am there for you. I will be your advocate to help you navigate the maze of modern healthcare. I will offer counsel regarding serious illness and end-of-life issues.
As a member of my new practice you can expect to receive the same high standard of care I have always delivered to my patients. You will continue to receive my honest, compassionate and heartfelt dedication to your individual needs. The difference? You will receive more of it.
You will be able to see me for acute medical issues on the same day or within 24 hours of your call. Your appointment time will be honored and you will be seen promptly, in an unhurried fashion. I intend to ensure there will be ample opportunity to address your medical needs at each visit. In general, your annual wellness exam will be 60 minutes and all other appointments will be 30 minutes in length.
During office hours, my staff will answer your calls directly and will assist you with your needs. I encourage my patients to call with any questions or concerns regarding their health. If consultation with me is needed and I am unable to take your call immediately, I will return your call promptly. After office hours or on weekends and holidays, you can reach me directly on my cell phone for urgent issues at any time of the day or night whether you are at home or traveling.
Office visits are best scheduled during normal office hours when the full complement of staff is available. However, should you require an occasional visit of an early morning or end of the work day appointment Monday thru Friday, I will do my best to accommodate you.
Should a family member or friend become ill during a visit to the area, I will be happy to see them in my office and assist with prompt medical care as though they were a member of my practice.
I will serve as your wellness advocate and healthcare partner by working with other medical specialists involved with your care.
We are fortunate to have at our fingertips other modes of communication besides a traditional telephone. I will offer my patients the option for more convenient direct communication through email and cell phone.