— Frequently Asked Questions —
What is a Patient-Focused Concierge Membership-Based Medical Practice?
Palmetto Park Concierge Care, led by Dr. Wishnov, offers a unique and personalized approach to medical care through a patient-focused concierge membership-based model. This premium medical practice ensures that the physician can dedicate ample time to address the individual healthcare needs of each patient. By limiting the size of the practice to approximately 20% of a traditional primary care practice, the physician can provide enhanced attention and quality care. In order to access these benefits, patients are required to pay an annual membership fee.
Do I still see Dr. Wishnov when I am sick?
Absolutely. Dr. Wishnov is committed to delivering the same high-quality care you have come to expect. If you are sick we guarantee that you will be seen the same day or next day. Whether you require medical attention in the office, hospital, or even at home, Dr. Wishnov will be there to provide the necessary healthcare services. Additionally, Dr. Wishnov follows up with patients in selected rehabilitation and long-term care facilities to ensure comprehensive and continuous care.
What happens if Dr. Wishnov is on vacation or unavailable?
During any period when Dr. Wishnov is away or unavailable, your care will be seamlessly managed by another provider. Rest assured, you will receive the same level of expertise, time and care during such instances, without a significant wait time.
What is the cost associated with this personalized care?
The annual membership fee for this level of personalized care is affordably priced. You can conveniently make the payment using a credit card, cash, or a check made out to Dr. Wishnov.
Please call our office and speak to Janet to discuss pricing.
Will Medicare or Commercial Health Insurance cover the annual fee?
No, the annual fee is not covered by Medicare or Commercial Health Insurance. Medicare and Commercial Insurance will continue to function as customary and co-pays will be collected at each visit.
Can I use my FSA or HSA account to pay the annual fee?
Yes, in most cases you can use your FSA or HSA account to pay your membership fee. The utilization of your FSA (Flexible Spending Account) or HSA (Health Savings Account) to pay the annual fee depends on the specifics of your plan. To ascertain whether it is an eligible expense, it is advisable to consult with your accountant, financial planner or benefits manager.
Is the annual fee tax deductible?
The tax deductibility of the annual fee may vary based on individual circumstances. It is recommended to consult with your tax advisor to determine whether you qualify for any deductions.
Will my dependents be covered?
No, the annual membership fee only covers you. But we do offer pricing for additional family members at a discounted rate.
What if I do not want to join the concierge practice?
You have the option to see one of my Nurse Practitioners, Leanne Butler or Anne Mon, under my supervision. Alternatively, you may seek care from another primary care provider.