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Concierge Internal Medicine

Preventative Care is of the Utmost Importance to Us

Our physicians are dedicated to providing long-term, comprehensive health, preventative care and chronic care management strategies for our patients.

In exchange for paying a retainer fee, patients receive 24-hour access to a physician, including last minute appointments, prescriptions, or to answer medical questions. Additionally, appointments can be up to an hour long, as opposed to the standard 15 minute appointment time most traditional patients are allotted. Patients have medical aid at their fingertips, with same or next-day appointments guaranteed. A concierge practice is one where the physician devotes greater time to a patient’s unique and individual needs. Our patients secure a highly personalized relationship with our physicians.

Our Practice
Our practice is limited to approximately 500 concierge patients. The average traditional internal medicine physician has over 3,000 patients. In doing this, we are able to offer you short or no wait times and longer visits with our physicians, along with same or next day appointments.

Hospital Services
Our physicians have admitting privileges at many local hospitals. If the unfortunate occasion arises that you need to be admitted to the hospital, our physicians will admit and care for you during your hospitalization, given that your particular insurance plan allows (some insurances have contracts with the hospitals prohibiting this). In the instance that we cannot admit you to the hospital, we will still visit you so that you can rest assured that appropriate care is provided to you.

What is the annual retainer fee? The annual fee for our concierge services is $2000. In many instances, if our physicians can save you one emergency visit due to our availability of same day appointments and off hours, the fee will have already paid for itself. Please contact our office regarding any questions about the annual retainer fee to see how we may be able to work with you.

Complimentary Meeting
You can schedule a complimentary meeting with Dr. Ruiz to discuss the benefits of our concierge medical practice. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with the quality care that you deserve!

Insurance Coverage
Private insurances do not cover the annual fee. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain insurance to cover the cost of labs, radiology studies, specialty care and hospitalization. We bill your insurance for your office visits with us. Please note that co-payments are still required due to insurance laws and regulations.

Our office will attempt to work with any patient who does not have medical insurance coverage. We do accept cash-paying patients as well. Please feel free to contact our office manager to discuss how you can still be a part of our practice!

When Do We Rest?
If our physicians are away or physically unavailable, all of our patients will be cared for by one of our trusted colleagues. In these instances, our patients will still receive exceptional care, even in our absence.

The Fees
The Annual Enrollment Fee cannot be applied to your insurance deductible. However, if your employer has a Flex Plan (“FSA” or Flexible Spending Account) or a Medical IRA, you may be able to receive reimbursement for the Annual Enrollment Fee with these pre-tax dollars. We advise you to speak with your carrier for a more individualized answer.

Concierge Features

+ Highly responsive, personalized care with 24/7 cell-phone and e-mail access to our physicians.

+ Unhurried appointments. The average appointment is scheduled to be 45 minutes or longer, giving each patient ample time to discuss any concerns.

+ Same or next day appointments with extended day and weekend office hours to your individual needs.

+ EKG’s and lab draws done in office.

+ Each patient will be supplied with a current list of medical diagnoses and medications on each visit, in case this information is ever needed in an emergency situation.

Testimonials

Listen to what our patients have to say about our practice.

Dr. Ruiz is an incredible doctor. One of the most personal doctors I have ever had. He worked methodically with me testing out different treatments to find the best one for me. Have been seeing Dr. Ruiz for over a year and he has truly changed my life by finding the right treatment for me. He puts the health and happiness of his patents first and will go outside the box with brand new treatments on the market to find the best solution for you. Very efficient office, you do your paperwork online before your first visit to shorten wait times. Please be patient when you call as Dr. Ruiz and his wife, also Dr. Ruiz share an office and staff. If you leave a message they will return your call that business day and address your needs. Thank you very much Dr. Ruiz.

Tanner Reynolds Google Review

By far one of the most professional and caring physicians that I had the opportunity of not only working with but referring my family members to. Dr. Ruiz makes it his goal to be as efficient and prompt in his care of patients. His practice is clean, comfortable and filled with a welcoming staff. At times it can be extremely overwhelming as a patient to go to the doctor's office, but Dr. Ruiz promotes a comfortable environment to be treated and learn about preventable measures. I will continue to refer my loved ones to be cared for by Dr. Ruiz.

Jean Foureau Google Review

Dr. Ruiz took the time to listen to all my complaints and worked with me to find the best solutions that suit my problems. His amazing communication skills and the feeling of comfort he provided me, gave me a nice feeling of being heard and appreciated. I was desperate to find treatment for my sleep problems, until i met Dr. Ruiz. Being an expert in sleep apnea, he managed to tailor a perfect treatment plan that i can confidently say, COMPLETELY CHANGED MY LIFE. I highly recommend Dr. Ruiz.

Dan Google Review