As a Signature Primary Care patient, do I still use my insurance?
You may choose to use your insurance for things like medication, lab costs, hospital services, but all services provided by Dr. Paige are INCLUDED in you membership at no extra charge, so no worries about copays, deductibles or coinsurances. We still recommend using medical insurance for higher cost care, like hospitalizations.
What if I don’t have insurance? Can I still be a Signature Primary Care patient?
Absolutely! Because we are not bound by the red tape of insurance, your membership is the same with or without health insurance.
What does Dr. Paige mean by round the clock availability?
You’ll have Dr. Paige’s direct contact information for urgent issues and questions that need to be taken care of after hours. She’ll do her best to handle them and NOT send you to Urgent Care or ER. That’s it. For real.
Will I still have to see Dr. Paige in person or can I just call for a prescription?
One of the BEST things about Signature Primary Care is that it allows you to form a treatment plan with Dr. Paige based on what’s medically appropriate (not what the insurance thinks is appropriate). That means we can decide together if you need an in-person visit, a phone call, an email, videoconference or even a home visit in some cases. Of course, in order to diagnose and manage many conditions, nothing beats being face to face, but you and Dr. Paige will decide that together.
I’m still not sure if Signature Primary Care is right for me. How do I know? You are most likely a Signature Primary Care Patient if:
You believe that your relationship with your primary care doctor should be a close one based on mutual trust and respect.
You are comforted by the thought that if something arises, Dr. Paige will be your first point of contact.
You are busy and want your health to fit into to your life in a more convenient way.
You are a think outside the box type of personality and are willing to adopt new processes that make sense to you even before large industries recognize their value.
You may not be a “techy”, but you are comfortable with the use of technology in other areas of your life and are willing to use newer technologies like email, messaging and video in addition to good old fashioned face to face visits.
Signature Primary Care might not be for you if:
You are content with seeing many different providers at urgent cares or minute clinics for small illnesses or injuries that come up.
You’d prefer to let large industries (like insurance or hospital systems) set the rules and wait on them to change them before you adopt new processes.
You don’t have access to the internet or email and are not willing to explore this in addition to face to face visits.