Here are the most frequently asked questions asked about Premier Health MD:
What is Affordable Concierge / Direct Primary Care?
In an Affordable Concierge Medicine practice (also known as a Direct Primary Care Practice), the doctor works directly for you and not for insurance companies. The insurance company can’t tell the doctor how many patients they need to see and require them to spend many hours a day doing paperwork. Because of this, the doctor is free to spend as much time as you need and to be available for you, even outside of the office. It is amazing what great personal care you can get when an insurance company isn’t making all of the decisions! Many patients even find that they save money by becoming a member since there is never a co-pay or a deductible. Click here to see examples of the savings we offer.
How does this program work with specialists?
Because Dr. Miller is limiting her practice to a small group of members, she is able to offer dramatically enhanced coordination of specialty care. She will work with your specialists to ensure that they have all the information they need to give you the best level of care and she will often speak with them personally to discuss your situation. Having a primary doctor with the time to be the “quarterback” of your healthcare team makes a tremendous difference in terms of your care.
How can Dr. Miller deliver this level of service to her patients?
Dr. Miller is limiting her practice to about 600 patients. Most primary care doctors in Central Texas have between 2500-5000 patients. By limiting the number of patients she will accept, she has the time to focus on each of her patients.
Do I have to sign a long term contract to join?
No. There is no long-term contract to join. All membership fees are charged on a monthly basis and you can cancel your membership at any time.
What happens when my doctor is on vacation or otherwise unavailable?
When Dr. Miller is on vacation or otherwise unavailable, she will make arrangements to have another doctor see you at Premier Health MD.
What is Internal Medicine?
Internal Medicine is a medical specialty within primary care and doctors of internal medicine are sometimes called internists. After medical school, they spend three years in residency learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that affect adults. Internists are sometimes called the “doctor’s doctor” or diagnosticians because they are often called upon by other physicians to act as consultants to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
I have insurance. Will my insurance cover the monthly membership fee?
While traditional insurance does not cover the membership fee, it will continue to pay for any tests, labs, medications and hospitalizations that you need. Premier Health MD works well with insurance because your membership fee allows you to get exceptional care, a focus on prevention, and time with your doctor which is not normally available to the general public, while insurance pays for any needed labs, medications and hospitals. Members also receive a receipt for paid medical services that can be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.
As a patient of Premier Health MD, will I still need health insurance?
Yes. I recommend that my patients continue to carry their insurance. Should you need to see a specialist, such as a cardiologist or need to go to the hospital, you would certainly want to have insurance to protect your family’s finances.
How will I know if Premier Health MD is right for me?
Please contact us to schedule a free visit to see our office and Meet Dr. Miller. It’s the only reasonable way to begin what, I trust, will be a long, productive, and healthy friendship. Get in touch here!