Frequently Asked Questions
A concierge medical practice focused on convenient healthcare through direct access to your medical provider and a number of included services. A no waiting room approach to accessible and personalized care while remaining surprisingly affordable.
A medical service based on a subscription model that connects patients directly to their practitioner and also includes a number of medical services.
Concierge practices do not accept insurance and instead work directly with patients to offer affordable healthcare costs. A way to provide the best practice of medicine that is no longer a privilege for only the wealthy, celebrities and executives. Personalized medicine should be an option for everyone.
Membership with Balanced Healthcare means you can access me directly via phone, text, email, video, or in person for in depth healthcare evaluation and treatment anytime. Being available when you need me so I can take the necessary time with each appointment, and all that it may require, to focus on proactive and preventive care.
You will have direct access to your provider and most services for just a monthly membership fee.
Concierge medical practices do not accept insurance and instead work directly with the patient to offer affordable healthcare costs. Not dealing with insurance companies eliminates barriers to practicing medicine that burden traditional private practice and hospital-based practice settings. This allows concierge practitioners to return to the root of practicing medicine and focus entirely on patient care.
Balanced Healthcare is based on a monthly membership model and includes access directly to me and a number of covered services.
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Yes, I accept everyone – adults and children of all ages, couples, families, individuals, spouses, significant others, domestic partners, all genders, all sexual orientations, insured, uninsured, and more!
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I manage everything you’d expect a primary care and urgent care medical facility to. This includes acute illness, injuries, chronic disease, preventive healthcare, and other conditions.
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Of course! Having access to me directly almost anytime is one of Balanced Healthcare’s primary benefits.
Whether it’s after hours, on the weekends, or while you’re traveling you will be able to connect with me directly. Many healthcare needs can be addressed and managed with a simple conversation and, most times, I’ll be able to use text, photos, email, and video, too.
Even out of town I should easily be able to find a local pharmacy if your daily medications are lost or forgotten or if new medications are needed for your care.
Although I hope my medical relationship with you lasts for years there is no long-term contract or obligation with your membership. You are free to cancel anytime.
No. One of the most important distinctions in my practice is that I focus on a direct and personal relationship between us. I carry that directness over to my business model, as well. I forgo insurance payments in order to set up a direct fee-for-service arrangement that is not only straightforward but also saves my patient’s time and money. This arrangement allows my practice to offer unlimited visits without co-pays, unrestricted time at clinic visits, a long list of included medical services, and wholesale prices on laboratory tests, imaging, and medications.
Yes. I recommend that my clients carry a major medical plan with a health savings account. I believe traditional insurance should be there when you need it for serious illness, hospitalizations, surgeries, and other expensive, unanticipated events. Unfortunately, for medical needs like routine primary and preventive care insurance can actually interfere by reducing access to providers, shortening office visits, and increasing costs.
Although I do not bill insurance companies, Balanced Healthcare along with a high-deductible health plan (i.e. bronze) allows you to spend less and receive more for your health! The combination allows Balanced Healthcare to provide for the majority of your healthcare needs with easy access and affordability while your insurance plan allows for referrals to specialists and use in unexpected serious medical illness or events.
I am also happy to refer you directly to my insurance representative who can help you customize an insurance plan that fits your specific needs.
In short, better and more convenient healthcare for little to no additional cost, and in many cases even saving money. The average person on an employee-sponsored health insurance plan will pay approximately $2,664 of the total cost of their plan and approximately $2,487 in co-pays, deductibles, out-of-pocket costs, and coinsurance. Balanced Healthcare memberships are as low at $600 per year.
The biggest cost savings being a member at Balanced Healthcare offers its members is by providing you with amazing care for the majority of your healthcare needs. This allows you to significantly reduce the cost of your health insurance premiums. Most members select a high-deductible, low-premium insurance plan to have coverage outside of what Balanced Healthcare can provide in the event of major health issues. I have even partnered with an insurance representative who can help you customize an insurance plan that fits your, or your family’s, specific needs. If you’d like to get in touch just ask and I can refer you directly.
You will also not have a co-pay for office visits or routine physicals and will have the option to manage most of your health concerns without a visit at all by accessing me directly through phone, text, email, photos and videos.
If Balanced Healthcare had contracts with insurance companies, I would be legally required to charge you higher prices, but instead I’m able to negotiate remarkable deals for laboratory testing, imaging studies, and medications to save you money!
Absolutely! Everyone’s membership is tailored specifically to the individual in order to ensure that I provide the most for what you need. Not only am I able to provide for you in the event you become ill or injured, but I can also assess your overall health and develop a proactive plan to keep you living a healthy life for years to come!
Yes. You will only need to sign a waiver declaring that neither you nor I will directly bill Medicare for any services received in my clinic. Your Medicare benefits remain unchanged. They can continue to be used for medical care or hospitalizations received outside of my practice.
Medicare will cover any laboratory testing, imaging, and medications ordered or prescribed by my office.
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Your monthly fee does not count toward your medical insurance plan deductible. Some patients have Health Savings Accounts (HSA) or Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) which may allow for your monthly fees to be paid with pre-tax dollars. I recommend that you check with your specific plan to get details.
It is exactly the same as it always has been with your previous doctors and offices. As your personal healthcare provider, I will still be able to order testing, imaging studies and prescriptions. Most often at reduced cost to you or through your conventional insurance plan.
Your prescriptions may be available at low cost from my in-house pharmacy, possibly at a reduced cost through a local wholesale pharmacy, or will be sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
I will also be able to personally coordinate any referrals or consultation appointments with specialists that might be required in your care plan. Often in an expedited fashion. When seeing them you would be able to use your medical insurance plan.