A Letter to Our Families

Dec 5, 2016 – Dr. Paul

Dear Parents,

I want to thank you for allowing me the privilege of caring for your children and also for your loyalty and patience over the years. As we continue into our 29th year of practice and 9th year of our unique practice model (small, solo, modest retainer fee) I feel blessed to have a diverse blend of families. You seem to appreciate the kind of care we are trying to provide. The annual fee has allowed us to continue practicing solo pediatric medicine as I imagined I would early on in my training. It also allows me to maintain independence, free from ownership by a hospital chain or a large group who could potentially exert influence that could run contrary to the care that you have come to expect.

Since 2008 our fee has remained at $250 per family. We postponed an adjustment to the annual fee for 3 years, and deferred the increase because I recognize that it is an added imposition on our families. However last year we found it necessary to increase the annual fee to $325. This has allowed us to maintain our modus operandi, particularly the judicious scheduling of well visits. Although this is not a concierge practice, we are told there is a “concierge feel” to how we operate. We appreciate being able to offer our community a unique pediatric office. We understand that you place value on a smaller, more personal medical practice for your children’s health care, one that offers services like home visits, email access, books and DVDs. If our fee represents an undue hardship to you, please speak to me privately. Again, I very much appreciate your continued loyalty and trust.


Doctor Paul

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