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Old 02-26-2019, 10:06 AM
Dan9871 Dan9871 is offline
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I checked their website and they don't mention that they're a concierge center. I saw that under their "specialty" section (for people needing specialty doctors like orthopedists, etc) they accept most insurances, plus medicare and medicare advantage. But under primary care, there's nothing. Is there a schedule of fees anywhere? For instance - how much is just an annual checkup? What about lab work to check your thyroid prescription twice a year? How about if you have a sore foot and want to know whether or not you need a referral to a specialist? Is there a place where potential patients can find this information on the website?
I don't think that Villages Health is a concierge but the doc's do have a limited number of patients that they treat about 1250 or about half of what most doc's treat.

If you are on UHC medicare advantage, which Villages Health requires, they accept what medicare allows for a service.

UHC advantage for Villages Health does not require a referral for a specialist but it still a good idea to get one from your PCP.

Villages Health has the own hospitalists in Villages Hospital.

Tests for most ordinary meds like blood thinner or thyroid are done in a Villages health center. Tests are on time like appointments.

This kind of stuff and other things makes Village Health similar to a concierge service even though they are not one and don't charge extra for these services.

The Villages Health website, like most websites, has very little in terms of the detail of what Villages Health offers. The best place to find out the details of how Villages Health operates is to stop by one of their care centers and talk with a patient service rep... no, the patient service rep does not work for UHC, they work for Villages Health. The Villages Health centers also have UHC reps you can talk to also.

Villages Health doesn't work for everyone and some people do not like at all how they operate (for example requiring UHC medicare advantage) but we've found that overall Villages Health has given us better care and results than we were able to receive in eastern MA.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:42 AM
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As most of us here, I've had the good/bad experiences of wait times in doctors offices.

Yesterday happened to the THE BEST.

Had day surgery at TV hospital by Dr Yin Luk, general surgeon.

Went to her TV office in January for initial consultation after Primary Care Dr and insur approval. Had 3 hernias - inginual...(for the 3rd time there), umbilical, and at the sternum from prev surg there. She was very thorough and communicated perfectly. Surg scheduled for 2/18. All 3 hernias. Everything went perfectly and recuperating thru the week. Yesterday was the post-op visit at her other office near Leesburg Hosp. Appt for 10:15. Arrived at 9:55; called in quickly while reviewing magazine choice. Did not even have time to sit down in waiting room. In exam room and nurse reviewed info and completed BP etc etc. Done, 1 min later Dr Luk came in reviewed all with us and examined surg areas. Questions<>answers. Done. Walking out as I checked my watch. It was 10:15. Happened to pass Dr Luk, gave her a hug and told her the 'world record'. We laughed. She will be my go-to general surgeon from this point on. Perfect experience.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:02 AM
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If you are on UHC medicare advantage, which Villages Health requires, they accept what medicare allows for a service.

Ah that rules it out for me. I'm not eligible for any medicare yet and won't be for another 7 years (I'm only 57).
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:33 AM
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Ah that rules it out for me. I'm not eligible for any medicare yet and won't be for another 7 years (I'm only 57).
You don't have to be on their Medicare Advantage plan if you are under 65. You need to talk to them to see if they accept your insurance.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:50 AM
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Ah that rules it out for me. I'm not eligible for any medicare yet and won't be for another 7 years (I'm only 57).
That doesn't rule you out. UHC Advantage is only required if you are eligible for medicare. Best to check at one of the health centers to see if Villages Health will work for you. The stuff you find on TOV is just bits and snippets.....
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