Cost-effective Concept Ideal for Patients Without Insurance or with High Deductible Plans
San Antonio, TX – March 21, 2012 – A revolutionary healthcare model is coming to San Antonio, TX. Integrative Family Medicine has teamed with Physician Care Direct to make healthcare affordable through direct pay services and Physician Care Direct Care Card™ plans. Integrative Family Medicine does not accept insurance, but instead offers transparently priced services directly to the patient. By removing the high overhead associated with coding, billing and collections, the practice can pass along the savings to its patients. The practice was founded in 2011 by Dr. Simone Norris, a board-certified family physician with two decades of experience in treating patients of all ages.
For patients without healthcare insurance or with high-deductible plans, Integrative Family Medicine offers affordable, transparent prices for primary care, for example $50 school or sport physicals and most labs at $20 to $50. Price transparency helps patients to know what services will cost before they receive care, and to make informed decisions based on their physician’s best clinical advice and the cost of care.
For continuing care, Integrative Family Medicine offers Physician Care Direct Care Card™ plans, the best value for improving long-term health and wellness, and for effectively managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure. A $49 per month Care Card™ plan includes a comprehensive annual physical, common laboratory tests and screenings, and office visits for just a $20 scheduling fee. Additional services and equipment not included in the plan are provided at affordable, transparent prices. Care Cards are not insurance, but private contracts for medical services.
Integrative Family Medicine is the culmination of Dr. Norris’ vision to create a truly patient-centered practice with a holistic approach, a listening ear, and a compassionate heart. She enjoys learning her patients’ stories and guiding them through their health journey. IFM strives to make healthcare services more readily available, affordable, and less complicated. Dr Norris says that, “through a simple and affordable fee schedule and with a non-reliance on managed care networks, we make accessing primary healthcare services convenient and affordable.”
Integrative Family Medicine, P.A., was founded in 2011 by Dr. Simone Norris to provide excellent holistic medical care at affordable prices to patients in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Dr. Norris, a native of San Antonio, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She graduated with honors from St. Mary’s University, and obtained her MD degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Norris served for 7 years in the United States Air Force, completing her residency training in Family Medicine at Andrews AFB, Washington, DC, followed by service in Misawa, Japan and Randolph AFB, TX. Prior to opening IFM, Dr. Norris held a decade-long faculty position with Christus Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program, helping to influence the minds and practices of many of our best local family doctors in San Antonio. For more information, visit integrativefamilymedicinesa.physiciancaredirect.com or call 210.888.1817.
Physician Care Direct (PCD) is transforming primary care by making it simple for physicians and their staff to offer primary care as an affordable, transparently priced subscription service to employers and individual patients. As a “disruptive innovator” in healthcare delivery, PCD lowers healthcare costs through its private contracting and payment platform that benefits employers, patients and doctors. For more information, visit PhysicianCareDirect.com or call 855.PCD.2300.
Physician Care Direct Care Card™ plan is a trademark of Physician Care Direct.