SOURCE: One Medical Group

One Medical Group

October 06, 2009 08:18 ET

One Medical Group Brings Patient-Friendly Healthcare to New York City

Doctors Reinventing Primary Care Open New Manhattan Office

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - One Medical Group, the distinctive medical practice that's reinventing primary care, opened its doors today in New York City. The new office, located at 489 Fifth Avenue in Midtown, is the fourth office for One Medical Group and the first in New York City. The group's physicians -- which include internal medicine and family medicine specialists -- are currently accepting new patients in the Midtown office and introducing them to a new kind of healthcare that offers:

--  Same-day appointments
--  Longer, more personalized office visits that start on time
--  Email access to your provider
--  A trusted team of physicians who listen to your needs
--  Online health tools, including personal health records and
    prescription renewals
    

One Medical Group accepts most major PPO and HMO health plans and also offers discounted cash prices for those who don't have insurance or prefer to pay out of pocket. To help support the practice, patient members pay a fee of $199 per year.

"As physicians, we could see that the system was not only broken but also was delivering poor results at higher costs," said Thomas Lee, MD, Founder of One Medical Group. "So we decided to build a better model, using information technology to help us deliver higher quality care more cost-effectively."

"Finding a good New York City doctor can be a real challenge," said Lauren Crawford, a patient in the New York office. "One Medical Group is more than just a different kind of doctor's office, it's a completely new experience! No more waiting for hours in a crowded waiting room, only to be seen for a few minutes by a doctor who barely remembers my name, much less my health concerns. My first appointment at One Medical Group was a great experience. Finally, a doctor's office that respects my time AND takes care of my health."

The result is a unique service offering where patients receive boutique-level service and quality care at an affordable price. Patients can e-mail their doctor with simple issues or questions, often alleviating the need to come into the office for a visit -- saving both time and money. "Our primary goal is to keep people healthy -- conveniently and affordably," said Dr. Lee.

The primary care physicians of One Medical Group are currently accepting new patients with most forms of health insurance. For more information, prospective members can visit www.onemedical.md/nyc or call 212.530.2288.

About One Medical Group

One Medical Group is a team of experienced and trusted health care providers committed to re-inventing the primary care doctor's office -- making it more reliable, convenient and affordable. Located in San Francisco and New York City, the physician group uses information technology to offer patients same-day appointments, more personalized visits and convenient online health tools -- saving members both time and money. To learn more or to become a member, visit www.onemedical.md.

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