Founder of Patient First Wellness Center literally wrote the book on fee-for-service healthcare delivery model
LAS VEGAS, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – For a $60 office call fee, uninsured residents of Las Vegas can take full advantage of the services offered by Patient First Wellness Center. The clinic operates on a fee-for-service model, meaning that insurance is not necessary to make an appointment. Instead, Patient First Wellness Center works to provide low-cost but high-quality medical care for everyone. Given the country's recent economic woes, the clinic has experienced healthy growth for several years. Founder James Egidio believes that as more people experience the savings and personalized care at Patient First Wellness Center, the clinic will continue to do well regardless of the national economy. Egidio has even graciously shared his business model for Patient First Wellness Center with the healthcare community – "Learn How to Start a Cash Only Medical Practice" was released through Hippocrates Publishing in 2003.
"Cash-only medical practices are a revolution in healthcare delivery," remarked Egidio. "A cash-only practice is unfettered by HMOs and insurance bureaucracies. Obviously, that freedom results in lower overhead, less paperwork, more profit and a satisfied staff. In my book, 'Learn How to Start a Cash Only Medical Practice,' I go into the finer details of opening and operating a cash-only practice. I believe the market for affordable healthcare will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. There's no better time than now to consider a transition to the fee-for-service approach."
Patient First Wellness Center specializes in preventative care, which ultimately reduces health care utilization and counteracts the rising costs associated with many medical treatments. The clinic treats conditions such as colds and flu, bronchitis, urinary tract infection, acid reflux, allergies and insomnia. Lifestyle improvement services are also available, including help with weight loss and smoking cessation. Patient First Wellness Center is qualified to write and refill prescriptions for most medications. In addition to in-house services, the clinic can also conduct laboratory screenings and diagnostic testing for general wellness blood testing as well as a host of conditions, ranging from HIV and sexually transmitted diseases to diabetes and hypertension.
Seeing the potential for improving outcomes for under- and uninsured members of the community, Egidio felt compelled to share his success with other entrepreneurial-minded general practitioners. He launched Hippocrates Publishing as a means to distill his knowledge and hands-on experience into straightforward guides on a variety of healthcare business topics.
About Patient First Wellness Center
Patient First Wellness Center is a premier discount/low cost medical clinic in Las Vegas, offering discount medical services with a specialty in serving patients who are without health insurance.
About Hippocrates Publishing LLC
Since 2004, Hippocrates Publishing has provided invaluable support to thousands of medical professionals all over the world. The company's unique specialty is in writing and publishing books and booklets to assist physicians with medical practice marketing and niche medical practices.