What a ride these past nine months have been! Ever since taking that leap of faith back in January, Dr. Sacchetti and I have been busy creating an innovative and patient-centered Direct Primary Care Internal Medicine practice: Independent Health Advantage.
Every day, it seems, we are coming up with new ways to enhance our patients' experiences. From simple things like sending out greeting cards to our patients on meaningful dates to more complex ideas such as incorporating genetics into our patients' health and fitness goals. From spending the time needed to uncover an underlying medical concern to hosting an educational wine tasting on the benefits of red wine. We are able to do these because we are independent and do not rely on third-parties for payment. We treat patients how they should to be treated- not the way a insurance company, who has never met the patient, thinks they do. We are fortunate to not have to abide by insurance company's rules in order to get paid (As I see it, it's blackmail. But that's another blog topic!)
So as we say, "Welcome", to all our new patients, we also say, "Good-bye!" to the ways medicine is traditionally practiced around the country. Good-bye to sitting in a waiting room filled with sick people. Good-bye to not having your medical professional not fully understand your concern. Good-bye to the revolving door of physicians entering and leaving medical practices at whirl wind speeds. You can rest assured that we are here to stay and are grateful for the opportunity you have given us to care for you.