April 06, 2011 19:55 ET

Low Cost, High Quality Primary Care Coming Soon to Silicon Valley

$10 Doctor Visits at MedLion -- Opening May 4th

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Samir Qamar, M.D. announced today that MedLion, a ground-breaking primary care practice where members pay just $10 per doctor visit, will be opening on Wednesday, May 4th at 525 South Drive, Suite 215 in Mountain View near El Camino Hospital. Appointments are being accepted now by calling (888) 880-0007.

The Mountain View MedLion practice will be Dr. Qamar's second office. His first, Access Primary Care, opened in 2009 in Monterey, and has been extremely successful with rapid growth. Access Primary Care was the very first low-cost direct primary care practice in California. Patients throughout the community have embraced Dr. Qamar's unique model which makes medical care available to just about everyone. Now Dr. Qamar is bringing affordable primary care to the San Jose area, so even those who are uninsured will have access to high quality medical care.

"No one should be denied access to quality health care," said Dr. Qamar, "but with unemployment and other financial hardships, cost is a significant deterrent, especially to those who cannot afford insurance. MedLion is simple -- with a membership of just $49 per month, regardless of age or pre-existing conditions, everyone receives $10 doctor visits, plus discounts of up to 50% on labs and imaging, and prescriptions for affordable or subsidized medication."

MedLion staff also helps patients find discounted care with quality specialists, physical therapists, optometrists and other medical providers outside the MedLion primary care practice.

Additionally, MedLion connects patients with insurance agents who can assist with finding affordable catastrophic coverage plans. Dr. Qamar said, "We're not in the insurance business, but to make sure we can help as many people as possible, we've built a network of insurance agents who are able to help individuals and business owners find high-deductible plans, that when paired with our MedLion primary care membership, provides a way for people to get the regular, primary care they need, which is a better way to proactively stay healthy, along with hospital coverage we hope they'll never need to use."

Industry expert, Dr. Garrison Bliss who has been leading the direct primary care model in Washington agrees, "This works really well with high deductible plans, because one of the downsides to high deductible plans is that... people avoid getting primary care and preventative care." 

About MedLion: MedLion provides affordable access to basic primary care for $10 per doctor visit and $49 per month, because everyone deserves health care. For more information please visit or call (888) 880-0007.

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