Preserve your right to choose your healthcare in 2013, with Dr. Andy Gray
2012 has certainly brought its share of challenges and changes in healthcare, and not everyone agrees how your healthcare dollars should be spent. Many people feel that their choices are being taken away and are uncertain about their access to healthcare in general, specifically to the physician of their choice.
For those who want to preserve their right to choose, Andy Gray, MD, may be just the physician you’re looking for. He offers a unique style of practice called concierge medicine – a medical home for patients wishing to have a relationship with their physician, not just an appointment. In this type of practice, the number of patients is limited, the office visits are longer and scheduling is done to accommodate the patient’s needs, with minimal waiting.
While the typical annual physical lasts a brisk 20 minutes, your physical with Dr. Gray’s concierge practice is scheduled for two hours and includes a thorough assessment of the patient’s current health, as well as future health planning.
“Our patients tell us that they appreciate the amount of time spent with them discussing their health concerns,” says Dr. Gray.
Dr. Gray is Board Certified in family practice, with additional residency training in internal medicine and a special interest in cardiac disease management. He has been part of the Lubbock medical community for more than 20 years and is a well-respected diagnostician.
Dr. Gray’s sole compensation for his services is an annual retainer – $1,800 per individual – which covers all office visits without additional co-pay, as well as minor office procedures. Any required labwork can either be billed to the patient’s insurance, or paid out-of-pocket at a significantly reduced rate. Special retainer rates for families and a monthly payment plan are also available.
Small businesses looking to control their healthcare costs also look to Dr. Gray because employees can be seen sooner, which may decrease the number of hours of productivity lost. Companies can establish an Executive Health program through Dr. Gray that is aimed at managing the needs of busy professionals with more flexible scheduling.
Some employers have found that a combination of Dr. Gray’s practice and high-deductible, catastrophic health plan gives them greater access to care for their employees, keeps them healthier and costs less than traditional insurance coverage.
Employers have also found that they can provide an affordable benefit with Dr. Gray for just $150 per month, per employee. If you – as an individual or an employer – would like to learn more, visit Dr. Gray’s website at www.preferredmd.net, where you’ll find information about the practice and answers to frequently asked questions. Or, you may also contact the office at (806) 785-0600 to make an appointment at no charge to tour the office and talk to Dr. Gray and his staff. They would be glad to discuss your needs to see if the practice is right for you or your company.