Q. What Is Personalized Care?
A. Personalized Care is sometimes called "concierge medicine," but many people falsely believe that concierge medicine is only for the rich. Dr. Eells' practice is affordable for most people. In fact, it's less expensive than the deductible that many people pay their insurance companies before true benefits begin. In fact, the annual cost of personalized care can often be applied to your insurance deductible.
"Concierge medicine" is a term applied to a special kind of primary care medical practice offering personalized, in-depth, convenient, and high-quality healthcare services. Sometimes also called "direct care physicians," these practices typically provide a level of care beyond that of a standard general practitioner, including such perks as easy scheduling of appointments, no waiting times, longer and more thorough examinations, coordination of all medical care, and even, in some cases, house calls.
As is the case with many personalized care/concierge medicine practices, Dr. Eells charges an annual retainer fee that includes a year's worth of care. This provides you with the premium service mentioned above, as well as preventive care. Preventive health services allow you to not just maintain your health, but improve it, slowing down the aging process and reducing your risk of developing diseases in the future. Through a complete physical and diagnostic work-up, Dr. Eells can determine your risks and nutritional deficiencies so that these issues can often be stopped in their tracks. As a result, you have a doctor who doesn't just heal you when you're sick but takes every aspect of your health very seriously and gets to know you and your body well.
Q. Why is Personalized Care superior to most types of medical care?
A. Today, it isn't unusual for a primary care internist to have a patient list of upwards of 3,000 and to see more than 30 patients in a single day. These doctors are simply not able to provide the level of attention that doctors in the past provided. Physicians like Dr. Eells maintain a much smaller list of patients, allowing them to give you the kind of care they would want to receive themselves rather than the "fast food" type of medicine that is currently practiced in most cases throughout the United States.
Q. What insurance plans do you accept?
American National Family
American Pioneer Life
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield - BlueCard PPO
First Health PPO
Great West Healthcare PPO
Humana - Choice Care PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Pioneer Life Supplement
Principal Life Ins Co
Railroad Plan F
Triwest Healthcare Alliance
Tufts Healthcare Alliance
United Commercial Trav.
United HealthCare - Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare - Options PPO
USAA Life Ins. Co.