In our current medical system, the cost of healthcare services and the value of those services have been separated. In most cases, the patient (consumer) may not be aware of the cost of the services they receive. As a patient, maybe in pain or disabled in another way, seeking help from a physician, desperation for relief may increase the personal value of those healthcare services independent of the the actual cost.
At OIM, we work very hard to maximize the value of our services to our patients. At the same time, we also work hard to keep our cost at a reasonable level. That being said, with the ever-changing landscape of insurance plans, patients are often confronted with costs that they were not expecting. This is especially true under high-deductible plans where patients are now responsible for the entire cost of their visits. We have implemented a system where each patient has the opportunity to inquire as to the likely cost of any visit before they are seen by our providers. In this way, we hope help our patients to maximize the value of their healthcare dollars.
Our physicians are highly-trained board-certified specialists in a field that requires years of very costly training simply to enter. Each of our providers also has achieved distinction within their field. And our patients value our expertise as well as our care and concern. It is our goal to continue to provide the best care possible for our patients, and to provide the highest possible value for the cost.