How it Works

Individual Costs

 Patients become a part of this practice by paying a monthly fee. There are no charges for other services including office visits, standard labs, and most procedures. 

The monthly fees are based on age:

0-18 Years Old

$50

19-39 Years Old

$65

40-64 Years Old

$75

65+ Years Old

$90

Whole Family

Whole Family

$250

Up To 5 Members
Add. Children $15/mo

* Effective March 1, 2024 *

Our family fee is $250/month and this includes up to 5 family members. Additional children are $15/month.

*A family unit is defined as the members of a single household who are under direct care of the head of that household. This includes 2 adult “heads of household,” and children under the guardianship of the 2 heads of household. A full description of the family unit is contained in the Terms and Conditions document signed by all member families.

What Patients Get For The Monthly Fee

In addition to covering the cost of office visits, in-office labs, and office procedures, this monthly fee will give my patients:

  1. Access
    You can access us via phone, secure email, or text messaging. Many of your problems can be solved without a trip to the clinic. When you do need to be seen, you won’t wait for long, if you have to wait at all.

  2. Attention
    A minimum of 30 minutes is scheduled for all follow up visits. New patient visits take an hour or longer. Plus, unlimited access through our secure, HIPPA-compliant messaging system.

Specifics of Coverage

In exchange for the monthly fee, the patient gets the following at no additional cost. 

  • Office visits (wellness, acute care, disease management, sports physicals).

  • Ability to communicate with me and my staff via secure online messaging

  • Access to me and my staff via phone/text (including after-hours)

  • In-office lab testing

  • Coordination of care with specialists, hospitals, and other care providers

  • Discounted labs (see below)

  • Access to discounted medications

What about insurance?

We do not accept payment from insurance companies. But our affordable monthly fee allows us to give things that other practices struggle to give:

  • Excellent care for all, regardless of insurance.

  • Ability to answer questions and handle problems without requiring an office visit.

  • More time to spend with each patient

  • Little to no waiting for office visits.

  • Focus on what patients want: less office visits, less drugs, less testing, less visits to the hospital.

  • Freedom from burdensome documentation rules

  • Finding innovative ways to meet my patients’ needs, such as group visits, video visits, or even house calls

  • Advocating for my patients so they get the best care from other doctors and avoid unnecessary and expensive testing

  • Negotiating lower rates for labs and radiology tests for patients without insurance.

What about Labs, Prescriptions, or X-Rays?

For patients with insurance, these tests will be billed to insurance by the lab, pharmacy, or radiology provider in the usual manner. For those without insurance Labs run in my office are included in the monthly fee, and I will work to find ways to significantly reduce the cost of tests, labs and prescriptions wherever possible. Please note, that often our prices are low enough that people with insurance still save a considerable amount of money.

Examples of our lab Prices (as of July 2022)

  • CBC (Complete Blood Count): $4.00

  • CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Profile): $4.50

  • Lipid Panel: $5.00

  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone): $5.00

  • Hemoglobin A1c: $6.00

  • PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) $6.00

All of our prices are far lower than those billed to insurance companies.

Significant Cost Savings on Prescriptions – We currently have over 200 discounted medications available in our offices. We are often able to order directly from pharmaceutical companies or wholesale suppliers to obtain medications at lower costs. These savings are passed on to patients, reducing the price you pay for prescriptions, potentially 50% or more compared to traditional retail prices.

Discount Procedure Prices

While we do not set these prices, since many of our patients do not have insurance, we have found prices that are much less expensive for common procedures. Obviously, these are subject to change beyond our control, but the price may actually go down as we grow and gain the power to negotiate them down:

  • Plain X-Ray (Chest X-Ray, foot x-ray, etc): $50 (at Augusta University Imaging)

  • CT scan without Contrast: $295 (at American Health Imaging)

  • MRI scan without Contrast: $525 (at American Health Imaging)

  • Ultrasound of Gallbladder: $150 (at Augusta University Imaging)

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