SOURCE: One Medical Group

One Medical Group

September 22, 2009 11:36 ET

One Medical Group Opens New San Francisco Office

Doctors Reinvent Primary Care With New Patient-Friendly Practices

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - One Medical Group, the distinctive medical practice that's reinventing primary care, opened doors to its new office today in San Francisco. The new location at 559 Clay Street is the third San Francisco office for One Medical Group. The group's physicians -- which include internal medicine and family medicine specialists -- are currently accepting new patients in the Clay Street office and introducing them to a new kind of patient-focused healthcare that offers:

--  Same-day appointments
--  A trusted team of doctors who listen to your needs
--  Email access to your provider
--  Longer, more personalized office visits that start on time
--  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 $149 per year.

"As physicians, we could see that the system was not only broken but also 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."

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.

"One Medical is a completely different kind of doctor's office. It's really a whole new way of taking care of my health needs," said Carol Lane, a One Medical Group patient in San Francisco. "I was used to sitting for hours in a crowded waiting room, followed by a few minutes with a distracted doctor who barely remembered my name, let alone my health concerns. One Medical respects my time, and I get exceptional care. I actually enjoy going to the doctor."

The primary care doctors 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 or call 415.644.5265.

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, the physician group uses information technology to make the practice more efficient and 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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