All primary care practices are unique in different ways, so what makes this practice different?
My practice is modeled after the practice of my own family physician. It’s very similar to the solo family practices that used to be, if they had the benefit of electronic medical records. It is designed to keep overhead low, be able to allot more time for patient appointments, and practice medicine at a comfortable pace. While I currently don’t have other staff, that may change in the future.
The reason I decided to open my own practice is because I wanted to have flexibility for both myself and my patients. While I do have set office hours, once patients have been seen enough to establish a doctor-patient relationship, I will try to do my best to work with your schedules. I don’t mind occasionally coming in before or after hours, or on a holiday or Saturday if that’s the only time you have available. I don’t do labwork in my office, but Labcorp is right around the corner. I also don’t do vaccines, but instead send my patients to the health department to get those done. I see both pediatric patients and adults, and I am also a civil surgeon with USCIS which allows me to do immigration physicals. Although I only practice outpatient medicine, if one of my patients gets admitted to the hospital, they will get excellent care from the hospitalists and I will do my best to follow along during your stay.
I will almost always be available by phone or through my patient portal after hours. I have a calendar on my website that indicates when I will be gone or any changes in my hours. Anytime I am gone, I will still have access to my electronic records and will still take calls, unless otherwise noted. If I don’t answer the phone, it is usually because I’m either with a patient or temporarily busy. However, if you leave a message, I will always return your call as soon as possible. After hours, if you need to be seen urgently, you will need to go to one of the urgent care centers or to the emergency room. If it’s something that can wait until the next day, I will do my best to get you scheduled to see me that day. Of course, even during the day, if you have a medical emergency, you will need to go to the ER.
Currently, I accept the following insurances: Cigna, Virginia Medicaid, United HealthCare, and Anthem. I anticipate accepting other insurances, including Optima and Medicare, in the future. Please contact me if you have any further questions.