Thank you for your interest in Independent Health Advantage (IHA), Maine's first Internal Medicine Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice.
This online enrollment is the first step toward joining IHA and becoming a patient of Dr. Sacchetti. Please note that completing the online enrollment does not by itself represent or establish a contractual relationship between physician and patient.
Within a few business days of completing the online enrollment, someone from our office will call or email you to review IHA's Patient Programs and the services that Dr. Sacchetti provides. You will also be asked questions that enable us to learn more about your healthcare needs. This helps Dr. Sacchetti in determining whether he can address those needs before scheduling an initial consultation.
The next step in the process is a hour-long private consultation at our York office with Dr. Sacchetti. This can be done in-person or by video. This serves several purposes. It allows you and Dr. Sacchetti an opportunity to meet to decide whether it's a mutual "good fit." It's also an important time for Dr. Sacchetti to learn about your medical history and for you to ask questions about the practice. A one-time, non-refundable fee of $200 is expected at the time of this visit.
Enrollment forms specific to the Patient Program are then completed and medical records requested from your former healthcare provider. This is the final step in becoming an IHA patient.
Please note that Dr. Sacchetti is not your physician until Step 4 is complete. Until that time, you must rely on your current healthcare providers to manage your medical needs and use the nearest emergency room (ER) for any symptoms requiring immediate medical attention. For an emergency, please call 911.
We appreciate your interest in becoming an IHA patient and look forward to speaking with you shortly.
- Dr. Sacchetti and Staff