The Ms.Medicine Model
It’s no secret, today’s healthcare system needs help. Patients – and physicians – are frustrated with the high cost of care and the lack of time patients and providers can spend together, resulting in care that is not high quality.
Because Ms.Medicine providers opt out of medical insurance and Medicare, we can spend the time our patients deserve. We commit to maintaining a small patient panel, ensuring patients have access when they need it and the time they deserve with their provider.
Costs are controlled, because patients and doctors have a direct financial relationship. In fact, many patients (especially those with high-deductible plans) see cost-savings in terms of their out-of-pocket costs because of the all-inclusive membership, reduction in urgent care and ER visits, access to discounted labs and prescriptions, and focus on wellness and prevention.
Traditional primary care settings don’t have the time or training to address women’s complex health concerns. Ms.Medicine providers are women’s health internists who provide expertise and care in a number of gender-specific areas, including:
The concierge model at Eileen West, MD and Associates includes:
(*in-office diagnostics, IV fluids, home visits, and some wellness services incur additional, reasonable fees)