Thank you for your interest in my Premium Care Internal Medicine practice.
The practice of medicine has changed substantially in the many years since I began my medical career in Santa Barbara. In the face of factors such as health insurance limitations and government regulations, it has become increasingly difficult to provide the time, accessibility, and relationships that reflect my commitment to medicine and care. After long deliberation, I opened up my Premium Care Internal Medicine practice in January 2004 so that I could provide the level of service that I think you and I would both prefer.To achieve this goal, the number of patients I care for is limited to about one-quarter the size of a typical practice. My smaller practice assures your immediate access to me, and enables me to respond quickly to your medical needs. As a patient in my office, visits are longer and unhurried. You enjoy same or next day appointments and full availability by cell phone, email, and website. I provide scheduled telephone appointments for more efficient use of your time. I supervise and coordinate patients daily care when hospitalized, and I make house calls when needed. I place enhanced emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, as well as personalized lifestyle counseling.
Those who join my practice are charged an annual fee which includes all the amenities described above and as outlined in other areas of my website. The annual fee is not in lieu of insurance. Your existing insurance should be maintained to cover additional visits and procedures not included in the annual fee, as well as other medical services you might need outside of our office.
Making well-informed decisions about your healthcare takes time. Please read and consider the many benefits fill up you will enjoy as a patient my premium care practice. Once you have had a chance to review the material, I invite you to call my office for more information and to arrange a time to meet with me and get acquainted.
I hope you will consider joining me in my practice.