An open letter to my patients.
I truly value my position as someone you can trust to take care of your medical needs. With the increasing regulations by Medicare, insurance companies, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), it is my opinion that the ability to provide you with quality care is being compromised. As a result, I have made the difficult decision to leave Dr. Parisi’s office, where I have worked for over 12 years, to join a practice where I can go back to placing the focus on my patients. In June of 2021, I will be moving to Personal MD with the goal of being able to focus my energy on caring for you.
Personal MD was established in 2003 to provide high-quality healthcare at an affordable price. Please look over this website and see if you think Personal MD will be a good fit for you.
Below, I have provided answers to the most common questions asked. If you need more information, please feel free to call the main office line at 214-726-0755. I am excited you are considering joining me.
Jill Arnold, PA-C
Below are a few of the reasons I hope you decide to follow me to my new practice
- Personal MD is a medical practice designed to improve the doctor-patient relationship.
- Unlimited medical visits. You can see me as often as needed for one low monthly price. No co-pays. No deductibles.
- A smaller practice means I have more time to focus on my client’s needs.
- No limit on how many or which problems I can care for during your visit. This was not possible with Medicare.
- Medicare and medical insurance can be used for high dollar expenses such as labs, radiology services, specialist visits, and hospitalizations. The only out-of-pocket cost you will have is your membership dues.
- Fewer barriers between my patients and myself including 24-hour access to me through email, text, and cell phone.
- Faster access to office visits with same-day or next-day appointments.
1. Who is Personal MD?
Personal MD is a direct primary care medical office specializing in providing quality health care at an affordable price. Our board-certified medical team can deliver primary, preventative, and urgent care services regardless of age, sex, or insurance status.
2. What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) provides primary care medical services directly to consumers and companies via an affordable subscription. This new approach to health care minimizes the role of traditional insurance and enhances the relationship between the patient and the provider. It also decreases the cost and the paperwork of conventional medicine and increases the care and quality you deserve.
3. Why would I want to become a member if I have insurance?
Personal MD provides services beyond the scope of most doctors’ offices. Members are guaranteed more convenient access to appointments, round-the-clock direct access to their doctor via phone and e-mail, and 30-minute consultations rather than the typical rushed office visit. Any outside services can be charged directly to your health plan just like any other doctors office.
4. Can I become a member if I have traditional insurance?
Personal MD is a full-service primary care medical office that works in conjunction with traditional health plans. Although Personal MD does not accept commercial insurance plans for payment, any fees generated as a result of a patient visit are eligible to be paid through the out-of-network provisions of the benefits plan. Also, if tests are needed, such as lab or X-ray services, the insurance company will be billed directly by the provider that performs these services. Finally, any medications we prescribe will be covered under the provisions of your insurance plan as well.
5. Do you accept Medicare?
This is a common questions. In short, Medicare patients are welcome at Personal MD, but the monthly membership feel is not covered. Our physicians have opted out of Medicare, so any charges created by our office can not be submitted directly to Medicare. However, any outside services such as lab, x-rays, CT Scans, MRI’s, specialist visits, and hospital care, can all be filed directly through your medicare plan just like any other doctor’s office has done for you in the past. With more convenient access to appointments, shorter wait times, 30-minute appointments, and more face-to-face time with your doctor, our office helps minimize the common issues found in a traditional medical office. For specific questions, please feel free to call our office at 214-726-0755.
6. Does my insurance plan cover my monthly membership charge?
Although some insurance companies are starting to cover membership fees, most health insurance companies still don’t. However, patients can pay for the annual fee through employer Section 125 plans, as well as with flexible spending accounts (FSAs), medical savings accounts (MSAs), health reimbursement accounts (HRAs), and health savings accounts (HSAs).
7. Is Personal MD an insurance company?
No. Personal MD is a group of local private doctors and health care providers committed to caring for your health care needs. Our network of providers includes specialists like a cardiologist, optometrists, podiatrists, dentists, as well as laboratories, radiology services, pharmacy services, and more. We are proud to say that our group of providers can handle over 94% of most patients’ health care needs.
8. What do membership fees cover?
The monthly membership fee guarantees you have full access to your primary care provider and don’t have to deal with the everyday issues found in most doctors’ offices. For example, we provide same-day or next-day appointments, extended appointments to cover as many questions as needed per visit, and access to the steep discounts offered by the Personal MD Health Network.