In the past decade we have seen significant changes in primary care medicine. Insurance reimbursements have stagnated, government regulations have increased and doctors are being replaced by mid-level providers. At the same time, advances in medical research, diagnostics and therapeutics have completely changed the way that we view and treat disease. Navigating through this new era of medicine can be challenging and high quality primary care is emerging as the avenue to optimal health. It is now more important than ever for patients to have a knowledgeable advocate to ensure that they are receiving the best medical care available.
It was in response to these changes that the Santa Barbara Doctors ExtraCare program was launched. This practice model allows us to provide comprehensive primary care and internal medicine consultative services to a limited number of patients in exchange for an annual fee. This fee covers ALL of the services provided by our office regardless of insurance reimbursement. Limiting our practice size allows us to become intimately involved with our patients and provide a high level of personalized care.
We are the only private primary care practice in Santa Barbara to perform comprehensive laboratory services in house, thus keeping the results confidential and privately accessible only to authorized recipients. We also stock and administer all routine and travel vaccines. Wellness visits include routine cardiac, pulmonary, depression, genetic and nutritional screening. We schedule telephone, video and home visits when appropriate and provide enhanced communication via cell phone, email and secured texting. Members receive a monthly email newsletter and regular communication from us during critical events. We are available to coordinate your care among specialists, oversee your hospital care, and guide you in times of emergency 24/7.
Santa Barbara Doctors ExtraCare offers our patients an ideal primary care environment. Our highly trained medical doctors are professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. Adhering to evidence-based medicine practices; we deliver a premier quality care experience. Santa Barbara Doctors ExtraCare offers the most up to date medical care combined with the latest medical technology to give our patients the care they deserve and the peace of mind of knowing that they have access to their doctor whenever needed. It really is the old fashioned way: having a doctor who knows you and is there for you when you need them. We welcome you to become a part of this exciting practice.
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