Dr. Myra Reed

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Typical questions about membership

How does a personalized medical practice differ from a traditional medical practice?
What does the membership fee cover?
Will I still benefit from being a member even if I don't expect to need frequent medical attention?
How do I become a member?
How much is the membership fee?
What are some potential cost savings from membership?
Can I enroll in your practice at a later date?
May I schedule a non-medical appointment so that I can meet Dr. Reed and discuss membership?

 

How do appointments and referrals work?

Does Dr. Myra Reed make house calls, nursing or hospital visits?
What is telemedicine and are there times Dr. Myra uses telemedicine to treat her patients?
What if I need a specialist?
What if I need urgent care?
Do you see walk-ins?

 

How does insurance work in your practice?

How does this model work with my insurance plan and what if I don’t have health insurance?
Do you take Medicare patients?
Can I use my HSA to pay for membership?

 

Questions about services for non-members

How do you choose the brand of supplements you recommend?
What if I want to participate in the weight loss or detox programs? Do I need to be a member of the practice to receive those services?
Do I need to be a member for cosmetic treatments?

 

Typical questions about membership

How does a personalized medical practice differ from a traditional medical practice?
We restrict the number of patients to allow more focused time for each patient which results in finely tuned, customized medical care. My patients can address all of their health concerns with me and office visits are never rushed. I have the privilege of knowing all of my patients and can take the extra time for a proactive approach to wellness. The result is a reduced need for visits to specialists and better overall health. I am also readily available for my patients—even on weekends or holidays—something that you won’t find in most traditional medical practices.

What does the membership fee cover?
Members of our practice receive easy availability to me by phone, text, email or Skype plus same or next-day appointments with little or no wait time, and longer unhurried visits with me. I’m even available for you when you’re traveling or out of town! In addition, you will have access to advanced testing, screening and diagnostic tools, on-site blood work, expedited call-backs, and my direct, personal communication with your specialists or other providers you see.

Will I still benefit from being a member even if I don’t expect to need frequent medical attention?
We shouldn’t wait to get sick to see our doctor. Many people believe they should only treat illness when it happens, instead of identifying and preventing disease before it starts. My unique approach to wellness explores your personal and genetic risk factors for disease and then develops a specialized plan to keep illness away. Don’t wait for a problem that needs to be fixed. Our in-depth, advanced testing, genetic work-ups, and extensive history and physical assessment can tell us a great deal about what’s happening deep inside your body so we can prevent illness or stop disease in its tracks.

How do I become a member?
The membership agreement can be requested via email or picked up at our office. Simply sign the membership agreement and provide a form of payment. For more details, please call 850-249-5000.

How much is the membership fee?

Individual Individual
$158/month / $1,795 if pay annually*
Couples Couples
$293/month / $3,230 if pay annually*

* discount if membership fee is paid annually

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What are some potential cost savings from membership?

  • Savings in reduced medications (Reduced dependency on medications because the root problem is addressed instead of just treating the symptoms alone)
  • Savings in urgent or walk in care costs. We can use telemedicine to evaluate rashes, bites, infections, etc. then call in medications. You can also contact me for treatment of acute issues when you are traveling.
  • Savings in possible ER visits. For problems that are not medical emergencies, I am available to my patients by phone, Skype, text or email. In many cases, I can diagnose and treat the need without a visit to the ER. In fact, concierge medicine has been shown to result in fewer ER visits for members because we can discuss your medical needs any time of the day or night.

Can I enroll in your practice at a later date?
As long as there is an available spot, enrollment is open year round. A waiting list is maintained on a first- come, first-served basis in the event the practice is full.

May I schedule a non-medical appointment so that I can meet Dr. Reed and discuss membership?
We do offer the opportunity to meet Dr. Reed prior to joining her Personalized Medicine program. You may schedule a non-medical meet and greet by calling 850-249-5000.

 

How do appointments and referrals work?

Does Dr. Myra Reed make house calls, nursing or hospital visits?
I currently make house calls, nursing home and hospital visits as necessary. That decision is made on a case-by-case basis and may be subject to an additional fee.

What is telemedicine and are there times Dr. Myra uses telemedicine to treat her patients?
Telemedicine is the ability to contact your physician using technology such as phone, text, email, Skype, Viber, etc. and to receive treatment. When appropriate, it can be a very convenient way to receive treatment when you are traveling or too busy to get to my office. I can assess you and send in any necessary prescriptions based on the virtual visit. Telemedicine is most frequently used to treat rashes, insect bites, and the common cold. This saves you both time and money.

What if I need a specialist?
Dr. Myra’s extensive medical training allows her to manage most of your health care needs. However, in the event that you do need to see a specialist we will find the right doctor for you and make sure you know who you are seeing, when, and where.

What if I need urgent care?
If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.  After you call 911, please call me.  I will assist in the coordination of your emergency care thereafter.  Patients are asked to contact me before going to any urgent care facility and at any time of the day or night.  I will attempt to address urgent after-hours problems directly.

Do you see walk-ins?
Our practice is based on the belief that the doctor-patient relationship is vital to good medical care. Our patients are given a scheduled appointment time to ensure privacy and the complete attention of Dr. Myra Reed. We cannot see you for urgent care if you are not an established patient. As a reminder, same-day appointments and e-consults are available. We simply request that you call our receptionist to set up a time to come in.

 

How does insurance work in your practice?

How does this model work with my insurance plan and what if I don’t have health insurance?
My office will bill your insurance for medical services such as office visits and tests. Copays and deductibles will be collected as required by your insurance plan. If you don’t have medical insurance you can still join my practice and pay the cash rate for medical services.

Do you take Medicare patients?
Yes I do accept Medicare patients.

Can I use my HSA to pay for membership?
Due to the many varieties of HSA plans with varying regulations, you should contact your insurance provider to seek personal reimbursement.

 

Questions about services for non-members

How do you choose the brand of supplements you recommend?
Supplements are chosen based on scientific research. Many over the counter formulations have been diluted and have additives in them. Only pure, high quality third-party tested, medical grade, organic, non-GMO supplements will ever be recommended to you or carried in my office.

What if I want to participate in the weight loss or detox programs? Do I need to be a member of the practice to receive those services?
You do not have to be a member to participate in our weight loss or detox programs. Simply call our front desk at 249-5000 and you will be scheduled. Please keep in mind these are strictly appointments for weight loss or detox.

Do I need to be a member for cosmetic treatments?
You do not need to be a member to receive any of the cosmetic treatments we provide including facials, chemical peels, Botox, Dysport, Restylane, etc.