Membership medicine let’s me practice the way I’ve always wanted and the way I expected to practice. I believe that Medicine’s potential is much more than the version that we are presented today. A doctor should be an educator with the goal to bring patients to a place of deeper understanding of who they are in the world. To me Medicine is ultimately about self-empowerment through self-knowledge and growth.
My practice is ideally suited for the patient with medical complexity. Having a champion who can provide a level of advocacy that is needed to make sense of a system that can seemed fractured at times can make a big difference.
And for those who say “I don’t need a doctor because I’m never sick” I embody a different model of care where coming to the doctor is for the well to stay well. I create the space to scrutinize your daily functioning and our goal is to optimize the intricacies of your life. For patients without chronic illness my model works well to have regularly scheduled meetings regardless of “need” where we first and foremost build a mutual understanding which will be central in times of illness. It also is the platform to catch patterns that have the potential to become illness in the future. It’s true prevention at it’s purest. Strong, practical approaches to stress management, nutrition, and your mental and spiritual orientation are examples of this fine tuning arena. It’s about optimizing your life.
“Membership” medicine is a form of medical practice that excels at addressing chronic medical conditions but also has the capacity to emphasize wellness and disease prevention. By charging an affordable monthly or annual fee, we are able to see fewer patients, and provide you with extremely convenient, thorough, personalized and preventive care when you need it. Our focus on ensuring a strong and satisfying doctor-patient relationship is the key to helping you stay healthy.
First and foremost, we provide un-rushed medical care which incorporates a view of the whole person- body, soul, and spirit. My model is to understand exactly how modern medicine would address a concern and then extend that picture using different paradigms and approaches, including an holistic lens. We take the time to address your health concerns and questions and to build a deeper understanding; your office visits will never feel rushed. Because my practice is limited to just a few hundred, not thousands, of patients, I really get to know my patients so I can take a more proactive role in your health and wellness – and be there when you need me.
My goal is to provide you and your family with an experience that will not just meet, but exceed, your expectations for a doctor’s office.
Your membership includes all that you expect from a comprehensive primary care team but expanded by the ability to spend more time. Typically, care at Berkshire Center for Whole Health includes an annual comprehensive physical exam that incorporates comprehensive screening and diagnostic tests, and focuses on nutrition, fitness and exercise, lifestyle management, mental wellness, stress management, and chronic disease management. The result is a customized wellness plan to guide you in achieving and maintaining optimum health and disease prevention. The frequency of the regular follow up visits, often so important to achieve our goals, are determined together. Emphasis on patient wellness, use of holistic viewpoints, extended communication support and access to the office when you need it results in a far more connected version of primary care.
Also, we can provide a great amount of care and care coordination by phone, email and text, including virtual visits when appropriate.
We are available to discuss urgent concerns nights and weekends when needed. We are working hard to create a practice where you can reach us when you need us, without having to jump through many hoops!
You will enjoy greater convenience and peace of mind. You may also find a reduced need for visits to specialists and the emergency department.
See the many services you will receive.
People of all ages benefit from the value-added services we offer at Berkshire Center for Whole Health.
It works especially well for:
- Patients desiring easy and direct communication with their doctor
- Patients who want a doctor to address the root cause of illness, not just treat the symptoms
- Those who want to take part in optimizing their health and staying well