Many patients today and in the near future will end up having high deductible plans, where the insurance won’t cover the first $2,000-$5,000 that they spend anyway, but with our membership model, they can maximize the amount of healthcare they get and minimize their cost. In the new model of care, we work with our patients directly through a monthly membership so they get unlimited office visits and what we call technology visits. They also don’t have co-pays for anything in our office. Any procedures we can do in our office like: EKG, PFT’s, biopsies, cryosurgery, joint injections, osteopathic manual treatments (OMT), etc., are included free of charge.
In addition, we will run our own pharmacy out of the office, so we can get medications at wholesale pricing. We can also get labs and radiology at wholesale pricing as well, which will be a substantial savings for the patient. So in the long run, we actually end up saving our patients more than the membership costs.