WHAT IS PREMIER CARE?
The Premier Care Program at Renown Medical Group introduces a new Primary Care Physician model. Through a reduced practice size, Premier Care offers physicians the ability to provide continuous communication and access beyond scheduled office visits. The program is designed to enhance members' health care experiences.
HOW IS PREMIER CARE DIFFERENT?
The Premier Care program puts you in charge of your health in an efficient and convenient way. Expanded access allows your physician and care team to establish a relationship beyond traditional appointment based office visits. Continuous communication, same or next day appointments are just a few of the ways Premier Care is different than a traditional Primary Care Physician Practice. Because Premier Care physicians see substantially fewer patients than traditional primary care physicians, more time is available to focus on developing your plan of care. The annual membership fee, which is not covered by insurance, provides you with more convenient access and allows the physician to spend more time both in person and on line with you.
Premier Care Benefits include:
- Convenient same or next day appointments with your Premier Care physician with little to no waiting guaranteed
- Online communication directly with your physician, regarding scheduled appointments, sick visits or general medical advice, with a response within 24 hours, seven days per week
- A care team to personally introduce you to the online communication process
- Online access to your personal health information, prescriptions and lab reports, using My Chart, a secure web portal
- Proxy access and on line communication regarding your Premier Care family members' medical care
- Coordinated access to all of the resources of Renown Health's Integrated Health Network
- A smaller, low patient volume practice
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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IN THE NEWS
Premier Care at Renown Health – Fox 11 News, Oct. 8, 2012
Do you wish you could spend more time with your doctor during an appointment? That's one thing Renown Medical Group is offering through the new Premier care program. The program, first introduced to the region through Renown Health last October, offers patients greater access to their primary care physician beyond traditional scheduled office visits. It is based on a national trend and is made possible through a reduced practice size.
To view the entire story online, please click here. A similar story was featured on ThisIsReno.com.
Premier Care at Renown: A Concierge Medicine Program - ThisIsReno.com, Dec. 13, 2011
The Premier Care Program at Renown Medical Group recently introduced a new healthcare model that will offer patients greater access to their primary physician beyond traditional scheduled office visits. The program is based on a national model and is made possible through a reduced practice size. Most doctors have 2,000-2,500 patients (averaging more than 400 in-office visits each month), making it difficult for doctors to spend much time with patients during office visits. A larger practice can also impact the timeliness and duration of a patient's in-office appointment. To read the entire story online, please click here.
DR. BRYAN YOUNG
Dr. Young is board certified in Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and completed his residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. "I believe that excellent medical care is a collaborative effort between doctor and patient. My role as a physician is to empower and educate my patients and help them to make informed decisions about their health and well being. To be invited into the privacy of a patient's life, health, worries and dreams is a privilege and honor."
DR. QUINN PAULY
Dr. Quinn Pauly is board certified in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California. He is a Reno native. "My focus has always been to take the time to listen to my patients so I can attend to their health care needs thoroughly. I enjoy getting to know my patients and their families and strive to give my patients personalized, compassionate care”.
Insite with Connie Wray featuring Dr. Quinn Pauly - Alice 95.6, October 22, 2012 please click here
JANIE E. KONAKIS, MD
Dr. Konakis is board certified in Family Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and completed her family residency at Mercy Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. A Nevada native, Dr. Konakis has practiced medicine in Reno for over the past 20 years. “I believe the doctor and patient must work together in order to achieve the best possible medical care for each individual. I strive to give my patients and their families the time and attention each one deserves in order to assist them in their health care needs and decisions.”