What Is Concierge Medicine?
Concierge services are a growing segment of the medical industry that is supported by the AMA. The main difference between a concierge practice and a regular practice is that the patient pays an annual or monthly retainer for 24/7 access. The benefits and peace of mind are significant. Dr. Scullion’s practice combines the benefits of concierge medicine with direct primary care, eliminating the red tape of insurance.
- Same day or next day appointments
- House calls when indicated
- Prompt response to patient concerns
- Ability to communicate via text, online portal, and phone.
- On time appointments with unhurried and extended office visits
Who is Concierge Medicine For?
Contrary to popular belief, concierge physicians treat patients of ALL backgrounds and financial situations. It really comes down to how much one values their health. For some, time is money, and the time and attention received with concierge medical care more than makes up for the cost. For others, it’s all about the doctor-patient relationship — developing a rapport with a doctor who listens, is unhurried, and isn’t obligated to an employer, insurance company, or government agency–a “healthcare fiduciary” so to speak. People from all walks of life benefit from concierge medicine. Dr. Scullion is able to care for all ages, so bring your family and experience medicine the way it was meant to be.
What does the membership fee cover?
What are your prices?
Membership fees range from $125-$150/month for adults, $50/month for kids. Discount for annual payment.
See pricing details here.
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May I contact my Preferred Family Medicine doctor after hours? How?
Do I still need insurance?
Still need help? We may be able to direct you to an insurance agent who is well versed in the Direct Primary Care model and can assist you in finding a compatible insurance product.
What about Medicare?
Medicare and Medicare supplemental insurance will still cover medical costs that you incur outside of Preferred Family Medicine. For example, prescriptions that you fill at an outside pharmacy, labs run at an outside lab, hospital charges, physical therapy, x-rays and scans, just to name a few, should be covered at their usual rate. You do not lose your Medicare coverage for other medical needs just because you are a patient of Preferred Family Medicine.
Are Preferred Family Medicine's monthly fees eligible for HSA or FSA reimbursement?
Direct Primary Care may qualify as reimbursable through your Health Savings Account (HSA) and may also qualify under the Affordable Care Act. Section 10104 of P.L. 111-148 (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) states: “The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall permit a qualified health plan to provide coverage through a qualified direct primary care medical home plan that meets criteria established by the Secretary, so long as the qualified health plan meets all requirements that are otherwise applicable and the services covered by the medical home plan are coordinated with the entity offering the qualified health plan.”
HSA and FSAs may not be used for annual memberships as the IRS prohibits “prepayment” of medical services. Ask your insurance or tax preparation specialist for more details.
About Dr. Scullion
Dr. Scullion hails from the great state of Ohio, where she not only played in 4 NCAA Basketball Tournaments but graduated Summa Cum Laude at The Ohio State University and went on to complete her Doctorate of Medicine in 2018. After a family ski trip to Lake Tahoe, she fell in love with the region’s beauty and the endless outdoor activities. After medical school, she entered the Family Medicine Residency program at the University of Nevada – Reno where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Scullion spent some time working at Preferred Family Medicine while in her third year of Family Medicine residency. She was intrigued by the prospect of practicing direct primary care, where the doctor-patient relationship is more personal and direct. She is excited to build her own practice and put her skills, caring for the entire family, to work. She has interests in sports medicine, women’s health, and pediatric care. If you or someone you know is seeking a primary care physician in the Reno-Tahoe region, do not hesitate to enroll in Dr. Scullion’s practice.
“Dr. Scullion is absolutely amazing. If you are looking for personalized care and a practice that actually cares about you as a patient then you must check out Preferred Family Medicine. Initially I was a bit skeptical about the monthly subscription service however the quality of the care and time that Dr. Scullion spent with me made it worth every penny.”
“Can’t say enough great things about this office. Janet helped our company so much. I appreciate the efficiency of getting our employees tested. I highly recommend this practice. Thanks again“
“Just being able to have a doctor that listens to and cares about every one of our family members! It gives our family a piece of mind! Love all the staff!“