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Concierge Medicine

Annette  Osher, MD -  - Internal Medicine Physician

Annette Osher, MD

Internal Medicine Physician & Cardiologist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

It takes an average of 24 days for Americans to get an appointment with a new physician, and that number is increasing. Through a concierge medicine membership with internist Annette Osher, MD, at her practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, you can get same-day or next-day appointments for all of your general health care needs, among many other benefits. For more information about concierge medicine, call the New York City office or book a visit online today.

Concierge Medicine Q & A

What is concierge medicine?

Concierge medicine is a nontraditional approach to medical care that bypasses the need for health insurance. Instead of relying on an insurance plan you purchased on your own or through your employer, you’ll partake in Dr. Osher’s membership-based practice with better access to her time and undivided attention. You pay a monthly fee for access to personalized care and basic primary care services. 

Even though you don’t need insurance to take advantage of concierge medicine, Dr. Osher often recommends that patients keep their insurance to cover additional health care services. She never charges your insurance for primary care services covered by your concierge membership. Plus, as your primary care provider, she can refer you to skilled specialists you can trust for advanced specialty care. 

What are the advantages of concierge medicine?

Concierge medicine offers numerous advantages over the more common insurance-only patient model for medical care. These days, it’s increasingly difficult to gain immediate access to non-emergency medical services. Without a concierge medicine membership, you likely wait days or even weeks at a time for an appointment with your primary care provider. With concierge medicine, you can get an appointment as soon as you need one. 

As a concierge medicine provider, Dr. Osher has fewer patients and more time to see them. The advantages of concierge medicine include:

  • Same or next-day appointments
  • Less time in the waiting room
  • More one-on-one time with Dr. Osher
  • More flexible appointment scheduling
  • Around-the-clock accessibility to Dr. Osher between appointments 

With her concierge medicine model, Dr. Osher is able to devote 30 minutes to one hour or longer to you during your appointment, depending on your needs. She’s never in a hurry to see as many patients as possible in a day and you don’t need to spend your own valuable time in a waiting room. Because of this model, she can provide better, more personalized care to you and her other patients. 

Which services can I access with concierge medicine?

Dr. Osher provides many services at her concierge medicine practice that you can access without charging your health insurance. With your membership, you can get:

  • Routine physical exams
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Cardiac evaluations
  • Wellness coaching
  • Telemedicine visits and follow-ups
  • Chronic disease management

If any services you need fall outside the range of what concierge medicine offers, Dr. Osher can discuss your options with you. Your health insurance still covers many of the additional services and prescriptions you need to treat diseases or otherwise improve your health.

If you’re interested in purchasing a concierge medicine membership with Annette Osher, MD, don’t hesitate to call the office directly or book a visit online today.