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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Concierge Medicine?
It is a premium medical practice in which the physician devotes greater time to the patient’s individual needs. The practice emphasizes the highest quality healthcare as well as service and convenience, all designed to keep you in optimum health.

How does it differ from a traditional practice?
In a traditional Internal Medicine practice doctors are responsible for 2500 to 4000 patients. In a Concierge Medical practice, the number of patients in the practice is limited to several hundred. This improves your access to the doctor. Appointments can be scheduled same day or next day. Appointment times are longer so that medical issues can be addressed more thoroughly and ALL your questions can be answered. Additional services are explained throughout the website.

What if I need care after hours?
Your doctor is available by cell phone 24/7 should problems arise outside of usual business hours. Often concerns can be addressed over the phone.  Should immediate attention be required, your doctor will  arrange and coordinate the appropriate evaluation.

What if I need hospital services?
Dr Becker and Dr Schlossberg have privileges at all the hospitals in Collier County including the  NCH Healthcare system and Physician Regional Medical Center system. Should hospitalization be necessary, your personal physician will be responsible for coordinating all care necessary during your stay. When specialty consultation is needed, we have access to the best  sub-specialists in the area.

Does the practice provide preventive medical services?
Preventing disease is an important part of any wellness plan.  Our doctors can discuss, and help you implement, healthy lifestyle changes that may reduce your risk for certain diseases.  Screening tests to detect disease at very early stages are another aspect of any wellness plan.  We will help you understand which tests are appropriate for you.

What if I need to see a specialist?
Due to the complexities of today’s medical care, we may recommend specialty assistance to manage your healthcare.  We will direct you to the best specialists in our area and assist with out-of-town referrals if necessary.  Our office will facilitate the scheduling of these appointments.

Will my dependents be covered?
If all adult family members have joined the practice, we will provide care for dependent children between the ages of 16 and 22, living at home or visiting from college.

What if I my out of town guest becomes ill?
As a feature of the program, we will see out of town guests in need of unexpected medical care.

What is the annual membership fee?
Please contact our office to schedule your complimentary private consultation. You will have an opportunity to meet with the doctor, discuss your health concerns, review the annual membership fee, and list of services and benefits.

What does your annual membership include?
The membership covers all professional services provided by your concierge physician. There are no additional fees for office visits.

Is the fee covered by my insurance?
Medicare and other private insurances do not cover the annual fee. It is necessary, therefore,  to maintain insurance to cover the cost of labs, radiology studies, specialty care and hospitalization.

Can I use my Healthcare Flexible Spending Account to cover the fee?
Please check with your carrier. Some Flex Accounts will allow you to use those pre-tax dollars to cover the annual fee.

I’d like to meet with the doctor to discuss whether this practice is right for me.  Is that possible?
Yes. You can schedule a complimentary meeting with one of our physicians to discuss the benefits of  our concierge medical practice.