Healthcare is rapidly changing in the United States. When the dust settles, there will be the standard practice of medicine, and then there will be Ideal Medical.

The standard practice

Most people have already experienced today’s standard practice, which often includes waiting weeks or months to get an appointment only to be seen by an assistant, not a doctor.

Other times, you are sent to an urgent care facility or emergency department for an issue that should have been addressed by your doctor, resulting in a costly visit that could have been avoided. A 10-minute office visit is the ‘norm’ today, which gives you no chance of having a true discussion with the doctor. Many doctors have 5,000 patients, which makes it impossible to get the attention you want and deserve. Because of the complex payment system in the U.S., doctors are selling their practices to become employees of large hospitals and healthcare systems. Now, more than ever, there is pressure from hospital administrations, government agencies and insurance companies that can greatly influence the medical recommendations you receive. It is commonly an “in-and-out” experience, just doing as the doctor says without you understanding your medical issues.

We’re about to add about 30-40 million more people to that system. It is expected there will be a shortage of more than 100,000 physicians in the U.S. in the coming years. This, along with the change in our payment system to doctors, will leave everyone standing in line, waiting to be seen.

The Ideal Medical practice

Convenient office visits give you time to discuss your medical issues and understand the recommendations given to you. Complete and thorough exams are our ‘norm,’ with no extra charges for office procedures and tests as we care for individuals on an annual retainer-fee basis. You get individualized care in a comfortable setting each and every time. That is Ideal Medical.