How does Dr. Goldsmith’s Concierge Program differ from other practices?
Dr. Goldsmith’s philosophy emphasizes prevention and extends beyond symptom oriented medicine.
The Program is limited to 250 patients (unlike other programs who have 650 or more). He is able to offer special benefits and more quality time than providers in typical practices. Program members will receive priority appointments and overall care whether inside our outside of the office. There are not any other programs offered that include an overall wellness approach with VIP service available from a primary care physician, who holds Board Certification in Internal Medicine, Anti Aging and Bariatric Medicine.
Why does Dr. Goldsmith limit the number of Concierge Patients?
Patients and physicians are frustrated with the current crisis affecting the US healthcare system. Physicians are extremely rushed, since they often see 25-35 patients a day. The average patient must schedule appointments weeks or months in advance only to see the provider for 10-15 minutes after a long in office wait. By limiting the number of Concierge Patients, we are assuring that each member gets the exceptional service we are offering.
Can I bill the membership fee to my insurance?
The Concierge Program is not covered by medical insurance. While some insurances cover a basic physical, we are providing a comprehensive physical (with items that are more complete than any insurance would cover). It is a covered benefit of the overall program and will never be billed to insurance or the patient (if no medical insurance is on file). All of the other program perks are not benefits of having insurance. Members are encouraged to check with their employer concerning their personal benefits. Some employers have been known to cover programs like this as an executive benefit, since it includes a comprehensive physical. The membership fee(s) may also be reimbursable by cafeteria plans, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts and/or health reimbursement accounts.
Does Dr. Goldsmith accept insurance for additional services?
There are a number of products and services we carry that are billable to insurance. We do not bill cash only items to any insurance but will provide billing records to any patient upon request for self submission. Any insurance billable item will be submitted on your behalf as long as we are providers for your medical insurance. The office staff can assist you in determining if we take your plan or if an item is billable to insurance. Please call 702-367-0808 option 0 for more details.
How do I reserve my spot in the Concierge Program?
Availability is limited to the first 250 patients who obtain membership. Once these spots have been filled, your name can be placed on a waiting list. Current members have the first right to renewal spots unless their membership lapses. Patients on the waiting list will be contacted in order once members leave their guaranteed spaces. Please contact the Administration office at 702-646-9444 option 4 to discuss possible enrollment.
What happens if my physician is out of town?
For acute medical conditions, patients are asked to be seen by the Physician’s Assistant. The same level of benefits will be given by the replacement provider. He/she will coordinate your healthcare with your provider.