Concierge or personal medical care is a relationship between a patient and physician in which the patient pays an annual fee or retainer In exchange, doctors provide more personal hands on care, and a commitment to limit schedule patients per day to ensure adequate time and availability for each patient. There are many terms that describe this type of practice, including concierge medicine, retainer medicine, membership medicine, cash-only practice and direct care. There are variations on how this model of care is practiced and some nuance in how the terms are interpreted. This type of practice has been around for nearly 20 years and continues to grow at a rapid pace.
From Dr. Ken Williams’s perspective, good physicians need time for continued self-education and personal one-on-one contact. The challenges are the current healthcare financing model makes it almost impossible for most 21st-century physicians to meet their own needs or their patients’ needs.
The concierge medical practice is an innovative style of practice that provides the opportunity to meet those goals. Dr. Williams can be available virtually all of the time to his patients without feeling overwhelmed, because there are far fewer patients in a concierge practice. We provide excellent preventive care and personalized, immediate urgent care, thus minimizing the number of calls needed outside office hours.
When you and your family need top-notch primary care services, look to Dr. Ken Williams who is committed to providing you and your family with the best available care, which includes:
Our office is convenient and friendly when you need a minor surgical procedure, including:
The above list is far from complete. Ask us about other procedures we routinely provide in the office for our members’ convenience.
We provide wellness physicals as a part of the membership. The scheduled periodic exam reviews your current medical issues, assesses your goals for the future and ensures that appropriate cancer screening is completed. We recognize that prevention is the key to a long, healthy life, so we make sure to focus on this at each scheduled periodic visit.
To keep you healthy, you will need appropriate follow-up with your physician. You will be able to follow up with Dr. Williams on a regular basis to recheck labs as necessary, discuss interim health problems and to ensure that your treatment plan is continuing to work for you.
When you are not feeling your best, the last thing you want to do is struggle to make an appointment and wait in a doctor’s office for over an hour to see the doctor. We will get you into the office as soon as possible, assess your condition and prescribe appropriate treatment – even on nights and weekends.
We refer patients to the highest quality hospitals. Dr. Williams is on the medical staff of Hoag Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC. Patients find that routine medical care or access to acute medical care is more convenient under this personalized medical plan.
When necessary, Dr. Williams will make referrals to other specialists, such as cardiologists, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, oncologists, registered dietitians and physical therapists. We have an outstanding list of the top specialists at Hoag Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. We make referrals only to providers we trust, which enables you to feel confident that you will get the kind of care you deserve, even when you are outside of the primary care setting.
We specialize in men’s hormonal health and how to empower patients to make better cosmetic and lifestyle choices. An essential element in preventing diseases is to have regular checkups and screenings. As part of our wellness plan, we place an importance upon wellness and prevention. Because our foundations are based an executive wellness exams, we individualize the healthcare we provide to each patient in our office. Integrating anti-aging medical practices with current advances in healthcare and science makes our practice stand out above other private medical and cosmetic surgical offices.
Women’s healthcare and aesthetic concerns are a priority at the Irvine Institute of Medicine located in Irvine, California. As a women ages and no longer is in her child bearing years, there is a lack of medical care available because gynecologist focus on providing prenatal, obstetrical, and gynecological care.