What is Personalized Medical Care?

If you are like many other patients, you are frustrated with the impersonal and hurried healthcare delivery system of today.

In today’s typical medical practice most doctors provide care to between 2,500 and 4,000 patients. Doctors see an average of 20 to 30 people per day. Because of high practice volumes, patients have to wait for appointments, wait for the doctor and then see the doctor for a very brief period of time.

Did you know you have another option?

Personalized medical care focuses on relieving this pressing problem in healthcare — High Volume. The personalized medical care model improves how healthcare is delivered to you by providing medical care in a low patient volume setting.

Buckhead Medicine is a revolutionary internal medicine practice focused on delivering the highest quality of healthcare, in a personal and compassionate manner, with an emphasis on providing each patient the attention, respect, and time he or she needs. Our office visits are easy to schedule, are longer, more comprehensive and allow for a more meaningful encounter. We emphasize the importance of fluid communication within the practice.

Personalized medical care, also referred to as concierge medicine, is a revolutionary form of health care that provides patients with personalized, quality medical care, with meaningful physician access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Member Benefits

Flexible appointment scheduling is a key factor that can help keep you healthy. At Buckhead Medicine same day urgent appointments and next day routine appointments are accommodated.

A significant barrier to appropriately managing many medical conditions is time and convenience. It is much more effective to treat acute and chronic illnesses when time and scheduling constraints are eliminated from the equation. Flexible appointment scheduling, easy phone and email access, and extra time with your doctor are all key factors which may improve outcomes. At Buckhead Medicine, it is easy to schedule an appointment and be seen, and simple to call later and discuss any lab or x-ray results with your doctor.

Same day urgent appointments and next day routine appointments are accommodated. Annual exams can be scheduled within one or two weeks.

Comprehensive annual exams or new patient exams are scheduled for one to two hour blocks. Routine follow up exams are scheduled for 30 to 45 minute blocks. This type of scheduling eliminates the time pressure of your traditional office visit.

In addition, our practice recognizes that your time is valuable and we will strive to ensure that each office encounter or scheduled phone appointment is handled in a manner that ensures efficiency. We focus on reducing office wait times as well as phone hold times.

A comprehensive annual exam is key to maintaining optimal health. Dr. Espinosa focuses on prevention and screening to identify problems before they happen.

A comprehensive annual exam is key to maintaining optimal health. Most of our patients are in good health and we want to help them stay that way. Dr. Espinosa focuses on prevention and screening to identify problems before they happen. Our practice screens for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cancer, neurologic illnesses, thyroid disease, vitamin deficiencies and many other diseases. We emphasize a complete cardiovascular risk evaluation. Dr. Espinosa screens for conditions where screening has been scientifically proven to be of benefit, using the best current technologies. Screening can be customized, based on your family history, lifestyle, risk factors, and current medical issues and concerns. As a concierge practice we have additional time allotted into the office visit to delve into the details of your pertinent medical history and risk factors.

Dr. Espinosa believes that you should be empowered to take an active role in managing and maintaining optimal health. We will routinely provide you with preventive medicine education documents and videos that will provide you with the tools to take an active role in managing and maintaining good health.

Dr. Espinosa, will serve as an advocate and partner for your health, including working with other doctors and specialists as your representative. He will essentially put all the pieces together regarding your previous medical history and treatment plans from different specialists, with a goal of capturing the big picture regarding your health.

House Calls provide flexibility in how Dr. Espinosa delivers care and are provided when the delivery of care can be adequately and safely provided in the home.

House Calls provide flexibility in how Dr. Espinosa delivers care. House calls are provided when the delivery of care can be adequately and safely provided in the home. These visits are limited to patients with limited mobility, debility or severe deconditioning. In many circumstances however, the delivery of appropriate medical care cannot be performed in the home. Dr. Espinosa will make a clinical judgement when deciding to deliver care in the home, medical office or hospital.

Hospital visits enhance continuity of care and are an essential component in reducing medical errors.

Hospital visits enhance continuity of care and are an essential component in reducing medical errors. If you are hospitalized at Piedmont, Northside or St. Joseph’s hospital, Dr. Espinosa will bridge the gap between the inpatient and outpatient setting by seeing you in the hospital intermittently, during your hospital stay and during regular business hours, to ensure that the doctors caring for you in the hospital have the most up to date clinical information for you and will facilitate communication between all providers involved in your care.

As far as medical illness is concerned, there is nothing more reassuring than being able to reach your personal physician directly, particularly after hours, on the weekends or during holidays.

As far as medical illness is concerned, there is nothing more reassuring than being able to reach your personal physician directly, particularly after hours, on the weekends or during holidays. Speaking to a physician that knows you well can certainly impact outcomes in a positive way. Access to Dr. Espinosa via cell phone is provided to all patients. Typically, this mode of communication is reserved for after hours and for urgent medical needs.

During office hours, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with Dr. Espinosa when he is not seeing other patients. If your problem is urgent however, Dr. Espinosa will make every effort to speak with you at the time of your call.

In certain clinical scenarios Dr. Espinosa can circumvent unnecessary emergency room visits or hospitalizations by providing patients with in office IV fluids or IV antibiotic therapy.

In certain clinical scenarios our patients are sick due to dehydration, urinary tract infections or pneumonia and while many of these cases require emergency room evaluation and hospitalization, in some cases we can avoid unnecessary hospitalization by administering in office IV antibiotics and or IV fluids with a goal of getting patients better while in the outpatient setting. As a personalized medical practice we allot time for these type of therapies. As a result of these treatments, our patients avoid long emergency room wait times and the associated high costs of emergency room visits and or hospitalizations.

What Does Personalized Medical Care Cost?

To enroll in this exclusive personalized medical care practice, patients pay an annual participation fee that is not covered by commercial insurance or medicare. This fee is based upon your age and patients can take advantage of quarterly and monthly payment options with rates as low as $100 per month.

Do You Take Insurance?

We do! Buckhead Medicine is an In-Network provider for many of the major insurance providers. Want to know if we take yours?