Doesn’t Dr. Paige do all those things now without a membership If not, why doesn’t she?
Oh boy! We wish we could do all those things with the current business model, but we don’t! We have always believed in listening to patients, creating a personalized plan for them, being there when they need us and we know our current patients appreciate that. The reality is though that the insurance models require a LOT of cost to run a practice and have reimbursement rules that hinder us from taking the time we’d like to practice a comprehensive approach or using technology the way we’d like. And it’s getting worse and worse. Instead of joining a BIG hospital system that can absorb the costs (that’s a BIG step AWAY from a personalized connection), we’re stepping back in time to good old-fashioned healthcare in a modern way. In addition, because Dr. Paige has a family to prioritize and spends some time teaching medical students to be awesome primary care doctors in the future, this model allows her to be there for her patients even when she enjoying other aspects of her life.
Do I have to be a Signature Primary Care patient to see Dr. Paige?
Yes. As of October 1, 2017, you must be a member of Signature Primary Care and Wellness to continue being cared for by Dr. Paige. (Even those with Caresource and Optima must sign up so that we know the size of our patient panel.)
I'm not sure if I can afford the membership. What should I do?
Prioritizing the membership investment is an important decision. It’s a HUGE value, but sometimes it’s takes a little thinking outside the box to see that. For many, simply the reassurance of having a personal connection with a physician who will be there when you need her in a comfortable and convenient way is MORE than worth it. Beyond that, it doesn’t take much thought to realize that the potential saved urgent care and ER visits with a timely evaluation by Dr. Paige, the peace of mind of having questions answered without spending hours asking Dr. Google, the direct service, the innovative Twine Health app to track your wellness markers and improve your health, the time off work saved because some in person visits can be replaced by virtual visits all adds up to much more than the membership. In addition, for those who qualify for government assistance and are unable to prioritize their membership fees in their budget, Dr. Paige provides a certain number of memberships on scholarship or sliding scale. Click here to inquire. Would you like to give back to your local community by donating all or portion of a membership to someone in need? Click here to donate.