In a medical world "gone mad". . . where every conceivable
party, from the federal government to insurance company clerks,
have invaded the physician-patient relationship, something very
important has gotten lost in the rush of today's health care shuffle.
That something is TRUST. Some patients today have good
reason to wonder . . .
their physician has taken the time necessary to thoroughly
evaluate their problem and educate them adequately
about it, including a review of all available treatment
their physicians treatment recommendations have been influenced
by worries over "economic credentialing" or insurance
and thus loss of revenue from a managed care plan?
their surgeon’s hands will be the ones actually
performing the work while they are under anesthesia, vs.getting
a head start on the next case in another operating room
while the assistant carries on?
We realized that there was something fundamentally wrong with
our nations medical care system when such questions changed
from fanciful patient paranoia to realistic concerns. At a
when most physicians blindly accepted the advice of medical practice
management "experts" and rushed headlong into the
grasp of "corporatized" (HMO & Managed
Care) medicine, we chose another
path. We broke away from managed care plans,
saw fewer patients, and lengthened
our appointment time slots. Rather than handing over what little
control we had left over the patient care environment to others,
we took back complete control. We recruited the
best ancillary staff, upgraded our general x-ray capability
meet orthopaedic subspecialty standards, hired our own brace
orthotics technician, and designed surgical treatment protocols
with nothing but the patients interest in
mind. We decided to become intimately involved in overseeing every
facet of our patients interactions with our practice,
from ensuring helpful and respectful service at our reception
desk to accuracy and responsiveness on the part of our billing
staff. In our practice, service is given equal priority
to clinical expertise.
OUR MISSION, simply stated, is to maintain a medical
practice environment in which we can treat you the way we ourselves
would like to be treated if we were in your place.
While most so-called "experts" say that this is
simply not possible anymore, we do it every day! To these "experts"
we say that the importance of a patients trust in their
physician should never be underestimated.
We invite you to experience the best that private
medicine has to offer.