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 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.
In response to these changes I have launched the Barbara Hrach, MD – ExtraCare program. With this practice model I am able 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. I have more time to spend with patients which allows me to become more intimately involved with their health and provide more personalized care. Since launching this program I have been able to incorporate additional services into my practice including the addition of routine cardiac, pulmonary, depression, genetic cancer screening and antioxidant screening into the annual wellness evaluation. I provide comprehensive laboratory services and administer immunizations in house. I publish a monthly email newsletter and am available for home visits when appropriate. I schedule telephone and exclusive video appointments and provide enhanced communication via cell phone, email or secured texting. I am available to coordinate your care among specialists, oversee your hospital care and guide you in times of emergency 24/7.
My practice strives to offer the most up to date medical care, using the most up to date technology, the old fashioned way; by having a doctor who knows you and is there for you when you need her.
I welcome you to become a part of this exciting practice.
Dr. Barbara Hrach