The short answer: You do not have to see a doctor that accepts Medicare or your insurance.
Independent primary care physicians can not only care for you, but they can also refer you to specialists and facilities for diagnostic testing (labs, imaging, etc.).
Sometimes trying to figure the perfect gift for our parents can be a daunting task. When we ask them what they would like, more often than not the response is “I have everything I need”.
But do they really? What if, just what if, you could give them something that would send the best message of all! A message that said I love and want you to be around for a long time, I want my kids to know you as well as I know you. We think we have the perfect answer to the perfect gift!
Frustrated with the ever-increasing cost of health insurance?
Are you a freelancer, self-employed, or a business owner responsible for your own health insurance?
Do you have a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) and feel like you are just throwing money away every month?
Would you like to have more control over your health care dollar?
Health-share and cost-share options are a viable alternative to traditional health insurance. With reasonable Initial Unshared Amounts (IUA), similar to a deductible, available for as low as $500, and monthly contributions in the $450-650 range for a family of 4, families and individuals are able to save over 50% over traditional health insurance. Plus, one gains the liberty to choose their own doctor, specialist, imaging center, lab, and pharmacy — putting you in the driver’s seat when it comes to directing your health care.
In Reno, there are very few choices when it comes to healthcare. One of the largest healthcare systems in Northern Nevada is Renown. With the recent news that Renown Healthcare was possibly going to stop accepting Anthem Blue Cross (BCBS) insurance effective August 1st, 2019, many were faced with the possibility that they may “lose” their doctor. This is disheartening and certainly provoked anger and/or anxiety. However, this also sheds light on the deeper issues that exist within the insurance-driven U.S. healthcare system.
Dr. Christopher Highley’s practice, Preferred Family Medicine, brings to Reno, Nevada a new take on an old model of care called Direct Primary Care. This week, Preferred Family Medicine will be hosting an open house in conjunction with a Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 25th, 2019.
Men should be concerned about their health before age 50, but they often put off routine doctor visits, adopting the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” approach. However, when men are advised to get a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colon cancer, this often triggers a new found interest in their health and a visit to the doctor. This physical is very important and you want to come prepared for an open and honest discussion about your health. While not a comprehensive list, here is a list of some of the more common issues men over 50 should discuss with their physician: