Reno, NV, October 10, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Preferred Family Medicine, the concierge direct primary care practice of Christopher C. Highley, D.O., located in Reno, Nevada, is now open and enrolling new patients. Experience private, personalized medical care and avoid the hassles of traditional insurance-based medical practice.
Unlike your typical family practice, Preferred Family Medicine is a membership model of care called “Direct Primary Care.” Under the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, patients pay a monthly or annual retainer fee and in return, receive comprehensive primary health care directly from Dr Highley. Patents may become members regardless of income and/or insurance status, however Preferred Family Medicine does not bill insurance or Medicare/Medicaid.
Preferred Family Medicine patients have unprecedented direct access to Dr. Highley as well as unlimited, unhurried, extended office visits due to a smaller patient panel than traditional insurance-based practices. Members achieve peace of mind knowing medical advice is there when needed.
In addition the membership fee covers general adult physicals, women’s healthcare, newborn and pediatric care (excluding immunizations), comprehensive wellness program, chronic disease management, minor procedures and coordination of care with specialists when needed. Members also benefit from convenient on-site phlebotomy, and discounted lab tests.
Preferred Family Medicine has established a straight-forward payment solution with tiered pricing based on age. Members may pay monthly or annually. There are no per-visit fees or co-pays. Call or visit website, https://PreferredFamilyMedicine.com for details and current pricing.
Services Included in Membership
Primary Medical Care, all ages
Extended Office Visits, no co-pays
Annual Wellness Exams – Adult & Pediatric
Phone, Text/SMS Direct to Doctor
Treadmill Stress Test
24 Hr Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Small Lesion/Wart Removal
PAP Smear (pathology fee not included in membership)
Suturing Simple Lacerations
Trigger Joint Injections
Minor Dermatology Procedures
Because DPC practices do not accept insurance payments, the providers are able to avoid the ever-increasing and costly documentation demands and administrative intrusions that come with accepting insurance payments. DPC practices also avoid the onerous patient data collection responsibilities which many plans impose. These require staff, time, and money, often amounting to substantial intrusions on patient privacy.
Because DPC physicians avoid these obligations to insurance companies, they are free to spend that time listening to and treating patients. And because DPC physicians eliminate the significant overhead costs of participating in insurance, they can pass the savings on to the patient and give compassionate, attentive and timely care at an affordable cost.
At Preferred Family Medicine, patients are not a “covered life” but a person.
Direct Primary Care may qualify as reimbursable through a Health Savings Account (HSA). It is advised to discuss HSA coverage with an insurance or tax preparation specialist.
Dr. Christopher Highley has 20 years of experience in the primary care medical space. He has extensive experience managing both acute and chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, as well as a host of other conditions. Having worked on the front line of healthcare, Dr. Highley has garnered an acumen of skills at the point-of-care, treating patients of all ages with a wide range of problems. He is not only passionate about patient care, but optimizing the experience for the patient. He is especially skilled in developing a rapport with his patients, whom find him personable and willing to take the time needed to explain their medical conditions to their satisfaction.
Those who value their health and time will appreciate having the enhanced doctor-patient relationship with Dr Highley, Preferred Family Medicine. Enrollment will be limited to allow for enhanced access and high quality care. Contact Preferred Family Medicine at 775-204-0150 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is located in the South Meadows at 10627 Professional Circle, Suite A, Reno, NV 89521. More details may be found at https://PreferredFamilyMedicine.com