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Personalized Membership Care
You deserve a doctor that serves as your ally on your journey to achieving and maintaining health and wellness. There’s no better investment you can make than in a primary care physician who really knows you and uses all medical modalities to achieve your best health. Dr. Dersam regularly utilizes and can interpret specialized lab testing to explore, in depth, your risk factors for chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease. Dr. Dersam will plan a course of prevention and treatment for you to lower risks, improve your resilience to disease and help you feel your best today.
By accepting a limited number of patients who pay a retainer fee, Dr. Dersam can spend more time with her patients, deliver higher quality care and offer a unique approach to care that incorporates all aspects that affect a patient’s health in mind, body and spirit. Compared to many concierge-type medical practices in the area, our fees are more reasonable than most. Even more important, you receive expert care from an M.D. who is also fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine and Hormone balancing. Our members get:
Yearly Health Exam and Goal Setting
You will receive a thorough yearly health exam including an EKG if age appropriate and an in-depth exploration of your past medical history, review of your current health and medications, diet, exercise, your sleep quality, your energy, lifestyle, emotional support system and stress levels. Each one of these factors affects your health.
Specialized Lab Testing
Dr. Dersam will recommend the exploration of your nutritional status, hormone levels, gastrointestinal or gut health, environmental insults and inherited factors that may be negatively influencing your health. She will work with you to decide how far you would like to explore and order baseline and specialty lab tests as deemed necessary (lab costs not included in membership.)
During the year, you will be able to attend, at no cost, up to 3 informational classes covering topics such as: healthy eating, making fitness fun, mindfulness based stress reduction, the benefits of regulating heart rate variability, weight loss, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, sleep hygiene, and cooking classes. Other considerations will be aroma therapy, secrets of healthy skin and meditation.
Dr. Dersam’s annual membership fee provides you with a strong focus on preventative care, comprehensive family medical history, one annual physical, a plan for future health maintenance, and all your healthcare needs from colds to chronic disease management, and even minor sutures. What’s more, Dr. Dersam maintains a detailed Electronic Medical Record of your care that is available to you upon written request. Her annual fee also allows Dr. Dersam to provide unhurried and lengthy medical appointments, customized health plans and much more.
Yes. Your private health insurance will cover the cost of lab tests, X-rays, specialists, emergency care, hospitalizations and other services. While having private health insurance is not mandatory to receive care from Dr. Dersam, it is strongly recommended due to other healthcare providers continuing to operate in this fashion.
Absolutely! Dr. Dersam provides the same extraordinary level of care for all of her patients, including Medicare beneficiaries. In fact, she has opted out of Medicare specifically to always assure each and every patient receives the care they need. Dr. Dersam’s patients place a high value on her care for them and she gives all of her patients the time and attention they deserve, regardless of their insurance. In the traditional way that you may be familiar, your Medicare insurance will cover lab tests, X-rays, specialists, emergency care, hospitalizations and other services.
Dr. Dersam will remain your personal physician and work closely with hospital staff to coordinate your care.
Yes, she is. That’s part of what your membership covers. Dr. Dersam is easily reachable via phone after office hours for an urgent matter.
Dial 911, then call Dr. Dersam. She can provide important medical information from your records that will be helpful to your emergency medical staff. She will also be able to coordinate follow-up visits and assist in developing a plan of treatment.
Dr. Dersam will refer you to medical and surgical specialists as she deems necessary for your continued care. Additionally, she will communicate with specialists at your request to help you understand and make wise health care decisions.
Absolutely. You have the right (with prior written notice) to access your medical records so you can inspect or request copies. Of course, Dr. Dersam will maintain confidentiality of your medical records as required by law.
Your initial meeting and interview with Dr. Dersam is free! During this time, we will find out a little about each other and together decide if you would benefit from joining my practice for your own personalized health care. Not all applicants are invited to become members of Dr. Dersam’s practice. However, if an invitation to join is extended to you, the next step to becoming a member is through the payment of your membership fee. You have the freedom to pay annually or in monthly installments.
*All new memberships with monthly payments require an initial fee, then monthly payments will begin 30 days later. There are discounts available for paying the full year and ‘family’ discounts for joining with your spouse.