Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the mission of your concierge medicine practice?
My goal is to provide the highest quality medical care and service, emphasizing a proactive, comprehensive approach to both disease prevention and wellness. These services will be provided in a relaxed, and yet professional setting. From the moment you enter my office, I want you to be completely satisfied with every aspect of your care.
How is the practice different?
I have limited the size of my practice so I can devote more time to each patient’s care and individual needs. This practice model allows me to schedule approximately 30 minutes for routine appointments and approximately 60 minutes for the Comprehensive Wellness Evaluation. Appointments will start promptly, and I will be able to spend more time with you. If a problem requires extra time for evaluation, I will accommodate you to the best of my ability. Also, our communication will be enhanced through patient-dedicated cell phone and email.
Are Office Visits Included in the Annual Fee?
Yes. Twelve office visits and your Comprehensive Wellness Evaluation will be included in the annual fee.
What if I Need to See a Specialist or a Surgeon?
Should you desire, I am available to help you decide which specialist to see and to coordinate such consultations. In this way the most appropriate resource is used, the earliest arrangements are made, and your applicable medical information is sent in advance of your specialist visit.
Will I be Required to Pay My Annual Fee Even if I Do Not Use Your Services?
Yes. Paying your annual fee allows you to be a member of my practice whether you are sick or well. I strongly encourage you to utilize the benefits offered, regardless of your state of health, to proactively safeguard your health.
Can I Enroll at a Later Date?
By design, my practice is a membership practice with a limited enrollment. Once that enrollment limit is reached, a waiting list will be established. Every effort will be made to accommodate interested patients now and in the future, but the enrollment limit must be honored in order to continue to provide the highest standard of personalized care and service to all patients.
Have more questions?
Vanguard is happy to answer them!
Contact the Vanguard office and we will do our best to answer any additional questions you might have. Our regular business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. Every effort will be made to answer phone messages and email promptly.