Direct communication with me or my assistant during business hours
When you call my office during office hours there will be no recording to navigate …only real people to take your call, with a real concern for your health and well-being. All phone calls will be returned promptly, but if you deem your problem urgent we will make every effort to speak to you at the time of your call.
Personal cell phone number will be provided to you
This allows easy and direct communications for urgent endocrine problems that occur outside of my regular office hours. I will use my reasonable best efforts to be available to hear from you when you are ill or injured to coordinate your care. However, for emergencies, always call 911 first.
Convenient email and text communication for non-urgent health issues or questions
You will receive a prompt response from me personally (usually within 24 hours). You may send a text message if a brief communication is appropriate. Because email and text communications are not always secure, please use discretion when choosing topics to discuss with me via these platforms. Your patient portal is the best way to communicate securely and
Little or no office waiting room time, and longer appointments
Office visits start promptly. Appointments will generally be scheduled for approximately 30 minutes. My aim is to afford you the time to thoroughly address all of your questions and concerns, regardless of the reason for your visit.
Strong focus on preventive medicine and long-term health and wellness
As part of my commitment to your long-term endocrine health and wellness, my philosophy is to educate you about the importance of fitness, weight management and healthy living. In addition to the cutting-edge 21-century approaches I already offer through my practice, I will assist you in identifying and evaluating wellness providers and offerings. This will support your effort to take an active role in managing and maintaining your good health.
Personalized hospital care
Should you need to be hospitalized for an endocrine issue, I will make myself available when I can to communicate with you and to serve as an advocate on your behalf, even when you are admitted to a facility at which I do not have privileges or where I am not your attending physician. If you wish, unless hospital policy or protocol does not allow, I will do what I reasonably can to remain involved in your care by communicating with the hospitalists or the other attending physicians who are providing services to you.
Adult dependent children of members are welcome
If a parent opts to join my personalized care practice, I will be happy to care for his or her adult dependent children, ages 18 up to 26, without an additional membership fee.
Whether you are on a brief vacation or living some of the year in a second residence, I am available for endocrine consultation. However, if in my judgment you need to be seen by a local physician, I will encourage you to seek medical attention. I will communicate with you directly, as well as with your treating physician as needed, to support the coordination of your care on health issues that may arise.