Long wait times and short appointments. That’s the norm for most people these days when it comes to health care. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
At MS Family Medicine Health Care PC, with New York offices in Rosedale and Garden City, our primary care specialists, led by medical director Michele Reed, DO, FAAFP, take a patient-centered approach to care.
We offer concierge medicine, so we can see you when you need us and spend all the time necessary to answer all of your questions. No long waits or short visits with concierge medicine.
Here, we want to explain why keeping your doctor on speed dial is better for you and your health.
The patient-doctor relationship
According to the American Medical Association, the patient-doctor relationship is based on trust. But there’s a little more to it than just trust. You also need a certain level of comfort.
The more you trust your doctor, and the more comfortable you feel sharing your personal health issues, the more likely you are to get the right care. This type of patient-doctor relationship ultimately benefits you and your health.
The more your doctor knows about your health issues or concerns, the more proactive they can be in helping you manage those needs. When it comes to wellness and preventative care, finding health issues during the early stages can help you prevent or delay complications.
It’s hard creating this type of patient-doctor relationship when you never get a chance to really talk to your doctor during your appointment, let alone on the phone. That’s why we offer concierge medicine.
About concierge medicine
Concierge medicine is a medical model in which you pay a monthly fee and get full access to us in-person, through telemedicine, or by phone. The monthly fee you pay to participate in our concierge medicine service allows us to carry a lighter caseload. This means we have more time for you.
In addition to 24/7 access, we also provide:
- Physicals and annual checkups
- Sick visits
- Lab tests
- Chronic disease management
Whether in-person or by phone, your time is valuable. We never rush through the appointment, and we make sure we answer all of your questions and concerns.
Easy access, better health
When it comes to your health, you need someone you can count on. Waiting weeks to see your doctor and then not having the opportunity to talk to them isn’t good for your health.
Keeping your doctor on speed dial is a better way to do health care. It allows you to get answers to your health questions right away, benefitting you, your health, and your patient-doctor relationship.
Concierge medicine also gives us a chance to really focus on helping you create the lifestyle habits that can ultimately lead to wellness.
Do you want to have your doctor on speed dial? Find out more by booking an appointment online or over the phone with MS Family Medicine Health Care PC today.