Gratitude from the CEO

As the end of 2017 approaches I want to thank all our patients for being valued members of ImagineMD. It’s been an amazing year! I’ve been practicing medicine the way it was always meant to be practiced—with the time to think through complicated issues, explain my thinking, and form true partnerships with my patients. Because of this, I’ve managed to routinely avoid unnecessary healthcare utilization (urgent care center visits, ER visits, and even inpatient hospitalizations), coach numerous patients to change their behaviors to lose weight and improve their overall health, and afforded unprecedented access by phone or office visits. My patients’ active participation has enabled me to do my job the way I’ve long envisioned I could.

As you know, we were able to hold our fees steady as we entered our second year of operation on January 1, 2017, and for all our early adopters, we’ve planned only a 2.5% increase beginning January 1, 2018. We hope our patients will continue to regard the monthly fee as money well spent.

For any new patient who joins the practice after December 31, 2017, our new rate will be $149/month. Please let any of your friends or family who might be contemplating joining the practice know that as long as they join before December 31, 2017, we’ll consider them early adopters as well.

2018 looks to be an exciting year for ImagineMD as we continue our dialogue with Chicagoland employers, who have expressed great interest in signing up their employees with our practice. We’re amazed at how quickly this new model of healthcare is catching on! We truly believe direct primary care will become a crucial part of the solution to our country’s healthcare woes. We have several new and exciting developments planned for 2018 that we’ll be sharing in the Q1 2018 newsletter, so keep your eyes peeled!

Lastly, to any business leaders interested in understanding how to offer better healthcare benefits to their employees while lowering health plan costs for their company, you must read this free e-book (https://healthrosetta.org/startuphealth/#download). Get an inside look into how the smartest employers in the country are transforming healthcare by spending far less than their peers while improving outcomes. It starts with ImagineMD!

Comments

  1. Hi, Alex,

    Bring on the 2.5% increase! As I’ve felt since I joined ImagineMD, I have been thrilled to be a patient under your care.

    You have taken on some questions and concerns that have been vexing me for a long, long time. It all started at the University of Chicago Hospitals and has carried over, even more satisfyingly, into ImagineMD. It is everything you told me it would be when you first brought it to my attention, but it has morphed into far, far more. You’re the real deal, as is your practice. I admire your personal and professional courage in taking this leap of faith and starting this atypical approach to patient care. More than that, I am proud of you as a leader in the field of what a doctor should be for his patients, as a source of health care comfort and confidence to me, and even to the extent that I see you as my friend.

    My continuing thanks, Alex,

    Tom Reiter

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