Dec 08,2006 00:00
Bend Weekly News Sources
New Private, Membership-Based Medical Office Coming To
Everyday, consumers make spending choices based on the level of personalized service and attention they want to receive. Flying first class versus coach, selecting a private health club membership versus using the community fitness center, choosing private school versus public education, lodging at a motel versus a five-star hotel, joining a country club versus using public golf courses…the list goes on.
A new trend in membership-based physician practices is emerging in the
1). 24-hour direct phone access;
2). same or next day appointments; and
3). minimal to no wait time for office visits.
Unlike other local physicians who have recently transitioned to more private office practices, Dr. MacDonell will continue to accept standard insurance for basic medical services and welcome Medicare patients.
“I became a physician because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives,” says Dr. MacDonell. “As my practice grows, I’m finding that I have less time to spend with my patients and that’s not the way I want to practice medicine. My MD will provide the financial stability necessary to offer my patients the time and attention they expect.”
My MD, currently known as Bend Internal Medicine, will officially launch in January 2007 and is located at 339 SW Century Drive, #103