What is Concierge medicine?
Concierge medicine is a proactive style of medical practice that emphasizes wellness and disease prevention through highly personalized care. My new model is designed to foster a deeper partnership with me as your internal medicine physician, helping to ensure a strong, satisfying doctor-patient relationship. A membership fee is charged, allowing me to see fewer patients, so I may devote more time to each patient’s care and individual needs. My smaller patient panel allows for extremely convenient and personalized care when you need it.
How does our practice differ from the typical traditional practice?
You will see and feel the difference immediately when you visit Dr. Roxana Rhodes.Office visits will never feel rushed so we can take the time to address your health concerns and questions with me. Time to practice medicine as it was intended, focusing on every aspect of your health.
Because my practice is limited to just a few hundred, not thousands, of patients, you will be able to contact me when you need advice, and you will be able to schedule an appointment quickly. I am accessible by text, phone, and patient portal – so many times you will not even need to travel to my office to consult with me.
Another important difference is that Precision Genomic Medicine is incorporated into your care plan. This new way of practicing medicine is rapidly becoming the new standard of high quality health care.
My goal is to provide you and your family with the best possible health care and form a long term partnership.
What does membership include?
Your membership covers an annual comprehensive physical wellness exam, regardless of need or condition, that provides you a customized wellness plan that guides you in achieving and maintaining optimum health and disease prevention. The exam incorporates comprehensive screening and diagnostic tests, focusing on nutrition, fitness and exercise, heart health, lifestyle behavior management, mental wellness, stress management, and chronic disease management. Implementing these exams with patient wellness and communication support results in a far more connected version of primary care. Our comprehensive wellness exam is in addition to annual wellness or physical visits covered by Medicare or insurance plans.
I am available to provide a large amount of care and care coordination by phone, email and text, including virtual visits when appropriate. I am available to discuss urgent concerns nights and weekends when needed. I have worked hard to create a practice where you can reach me when you need me.
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Appointments, Referrals and Care
What if I need urgent care?
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. A family member or caregiver can call us later so we can be in contact with the emergency room.
For urgent problems that are not emergencies, you can contact me when you need to. Often, I can diagnose and treat your need without a visit to the ER. In fact, membership medicine has been shown to result in fewer ER visits for members because we can discuss your medical needs any time of the day or night. And you know you can see us the next day!
What if I need medical attention when I am away from home?
You can speak with me wherever you are and I will help with any medical conditions that can be done by “virtual visit.” If you have a condition that requires in-person evaluation and treatment, I will direct you to appropriate nearby care, and coordinate follow-up when you return home.
Can you see me if I have Medicare?
Absolutely. Dr. Roxana Rhodes is a participating provider with Medicare and will bill Medicare on your behalf, as required by law.
Our practice is well suited to handle the more complex medical issues often associated with older patients. We can spend the time necessary to manage chronic disease and the use of medications, and work together to optimize your health and wellness.
Do you bill insurance plans?
Yes, we accept most major insurance plans.
Do I still need to have health insurance?
Yes, you do. Personalized medical practices do not take the place of general health insurance coverage. However, by providing you with extraordinary and connected primary care, your plan utilization can often be reduced.
How to Join
How much is the membership fee?
Please visit our pricing section for details. You can pay annually, quarterly, or monthly and there are no long-term contracts required. In many cases Flexible Health Reimbursement (FHA) Accounts can be used to pay the membership fees.
Can joining Roxana Rhodes Concierge Care actually save me money?
Good question. Many patients find that investing in their health in this way provides a great return over the long run. I can properly handle the vast majority of your health issues and concerns, with the goals of identifying and preventing illness risks whenever possible and better managing illness and aging. You also will save significant time and hassle with this model – you will be able to get your concerns addressed quickly and professionally, without long waiting times for appointments and unnecessary travel to a doctor’s office.
Studies show this model of care reduces the need for unnecessary medications, more expensive testing and unnecessary referrals to specialists. It is more likely to prevent unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations. This may result in saving you money, but most importantly you are able to enjoy your life as healthily as possible.
How do I become a member?
Please see our Join Us page for more information, and to sign up for one of our upcoming information sessions.
Please remember that space is limited so we can devote more time and energy to each patient. We accept members on a first-come, first-served basis. Once we have reached our ideal practice size, we will establish a waiting list, so we encourage you to act quickly.