Direct communication to me or my assistant during business hours.
When you call my office during office hours there will be no phone tree to navigate only live people to take your call, with a real concern for your health and well-being. In the event that you need to leave a message on our recording, your phone call will be returned promptly. If you deem your problem urgent, I will make every effort to speak to you at the time of your call.
My personal cell phone number will be provided to you.
This allows easy and direct communications for urgent medical problems that occur outside of my regular office hours. I will use my reasonable best efforts to be available to hear from you when you are ill or injured to coordinate your care. For emergencies, however, always call 911 first.
Strong focus on preventive medicine and long-term health and wellness.
As part of my commitment to your long-term health and wellness, my philosophy is to educate you about the importance of fitness, weight management and healthy living. In addition to the clinical services I already offer through my practice, I will assist you to identify and evaluate wellness providers and offerings. This will support your effort to take an active role in managing and maintaining your good health.
Personalized hospital care.
If you are hospitalized, I will make myself available when I can to communicate with you and to serve as an advocate on your behalf, even when you are admitted to a facility at which I do not have privileges or where I am not your attending physician. If you wish, unless hospital policy or protocol does not allow, I will do what I reasonably can to remain involved in your care by making courtesy visits and/or communicating with the hospitalists or other attending physicians who are providing services to you.
Independent or skilled facility care.
Should you need to be in an independent or skilled nursing facility, on a temporary or permanent basis, I will make myself available when I can to communicate with those involved with your care. I will also make myself available to your family to address any concerns and offer counsel.
Quarterly newsletter on topics relevant to your health and well-being.
I will provide seasonal newsletters on medical subjects of interest.
Little or no office waiting room time, and longer appointments.
Office visits will start promptly with little to no waiting in a wait or exam room. Appointments will be scheduled for approximately 30 minutes and the Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment will be scheduled for approximately 60 minutes. My goal is to provide ample time to thoroughly address all your questions and concerns, regardless of the reason for your visit.
Extended office hours.
Office visits are best scheduled when the full complement of staff is available. However, should you require an occasional visit outside of my usual office hours, I will certainly do my best to reasonably accommodate you.
Adult dependent children of members are welcome.
If a parent opts to join my personalized care practice, I will be happy to care for his/her adult dependent children between the ages of 18 and 26 without an additional membership fee.
“Virtual” consultations and long-distance care.
Whether you are on a brief vacation, living some of the year in a second residence, or otherwise unable to come to the office, I will offer a “virtual” consultation as determined on a case-by-case basis, at my discretion and subject to applicable state law requirements. However, if in my judgment you need to be seen by a local physician, you will be encouraged by me to seek medical attention. I will communicate with you directly, as well as with your treating physician as needed, to support the coordination of your care on health issues that may arise.
Care for visiting relatives and/or friends.
Should your out-of-town family or friends become ill during a brief visit to the Orange County area, I will be happy to see them for emergencies in my office and assist with their medical care. I will treat them as though they were a member of my practice.
Travel medicine consultation.
I will offer guidance on CDC recommended inoculations and/or precautions to be taken while traveling.