Membership Model

Membership Medicine

Exceptional, personalized, evidence-based

healthcare is here.

Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates is the flagship practice for Ms.Medicine, a national organization whose mission is to advance women’s healthcare. Dr. Lisa Larkin is the Founder and CEO of Ms.Medicine and created a membership primary care model for women to address the unmet needs in women’s health — gender-specific care. 

For too long, women have been seen as “just small men” when it comes to healthcare, especially in the traditional primary care setting, where providers have very limited time (and limited training in women’s health) to address women’s complex health needs. Our membership model eliminates the barriers of third-party payers (e.g., health insurance and Medicare) and creates a direct relationship with the patient.

As a Ms.Medicine-affiliated practice, we provide exceptional, accessible, primary care, membership medicine. This is the type of healthcare our patients deserve. Our comprehensive primary care and specialty care services include a focus on prevention and well-being.

Our providers bring years of experience in internal medicine, heart care, weight management, sleep, urgent care, menopause management, sexual health, breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, cancer survivorship, genetics, gynecology, pelvic floor conditions and nutrition to each patient we serve.

We believe our patients need and should expect:

  • Up-to-date, evidence-based care
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Easy access to the practice
  • More time with your provider
  • Direct access to your provider
  • Enhanced provider/patient relationship
  • Healthcare navigation services
  • Lower cost, affordable healthcare
  • Gender-specific care

A NEW MODEL OF HEALTHCARE

As healthcare costs continue to soar, both patients and physician practices have suffered. It’s time we — both patients and physicians — regain control of how medicine is practiced. Our practice approach provides two innovative business models for member patients of our practice. By changing our business model, our practice is able to see a dramatically reduced number of patients — resulting in more personalized care, greater access, and a true medical home for patients. In order to be registered as a member of our practice, patients must select one of the below plans: 

CONCIERGE CARE:

An enhanced access plan for those who prefer for their provider be reachable 24/7.

Direct Primary Care:

A new model for providing care that eliminates the obstacle of insurance and creates a direct financial relationship between the patient and the practice.

If you are a senior, a young adult, do not live in the Greater Cincinnati area, or are interested in non-membership options, click here.

WHICH PLAN IS BEST FOR ME?

Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates is an independent, membership-based, internal medicine practice, serving men and women (over 16) in Cincinnati. Our small practice model allows us to greatly limit the number of patients on our roster, which means our providers spend more time with our patients, and patients have greater access when they need to be seen. Fewer patients, greater access, stronger relationships, and a comprehensive medical home for patients – all mean greater patient satisfaction. We offer two membership options: Direct Primary Care (DPC) and Concierge Care.

Direct Primary Care

Plan:Membership Costs:Includes:Additional Costs:Best For:
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC):
(Male & Female patients)

Patient plan providing enhanced access to our practice and our exceptional provider team

Patients choose their preferred provider

Priority access to preferred provider, but guaranteed access to the practice
Age 65 and older:
$85/month or option to pay onetime annual fee of $1020

Ages 45–64:
$65/month, or option to pay onetime annual fee of $780

Age 44 and under:
$45 month or option to pay onetime annual fee of $560

Age 16-30
$35/month or option to pay $420 annually
Access to practice as a member of the practice

Option to select preferred provider for priority access; although access to practice providers is guaranteed

Urgent visits within 24 hours guaranteed

Access to MyChart (online medical records) via EPIC

After hours and weekend coverage by on-call practice provider

Laboratory testing, imaging, specialist referrals and hospital services billed to your insurance as usual—or—option for direct bill in-office lab testing when available at greatly reduced rate
One-hour physical exam: $90

Follow-up or sick office visits: $50

Home visits: $225–$300 (depending on location and duration

Skype/FaceTime visits for DPC patients if medically appropriate: $50

Nurse visits: $20
Patients who wish to be a member of the practice and are satisfied seeing available provider when preferred provider is not available

Patients who desire reliable, consistent access to primary care practice

Patients who seek high touch, personalized medicine and a comprehensive medical home

CONCIERGE CARE (CC):

Plan:Membership Costs:Includes:Additional Costs:Best For:
CONCIERGE CARE (CC):

(Male & Female patients)

Patient plan offering highest level of service, premium 24/7 access to your preferred provider
Male/Female Patients:
(As part of Ms. Medicine) $230/* month or single annual payment of $2750 per person (Drs. Wright, Chambers, and Suzanne Kahle, CNP)

$3750 per person
(Dr. Larkin)

*Concierge patients will be asked to pay the first six months of their membership at first appointment. Monthly billing can be set up after six months
Priority appointments and scheduling All primary care office visits, including 60 minute physical

Care by your preferred, personal physician

24/7 cell phone, email access to your provider (except 4 weeks provider vacation/year)

Unlimited NaviMedSM services (personal care coordination services)

FaceTime or Skype visits when medically appropriate
Urgent/sick OV’s guaranteed within 24 hours with your provider (if possible)

Access to MyChart (online medical records) via EPIC

Laboratory testing, imaging, specialist referrals and hospital services billed to your insurance as usual
No additional co-pays

Home visits: $225–$300 (depending on location and duration)
Patients who are seeking premium service and direct 24/7 access to their personal provider

Patients with complicated medical issues who need personalized support of our practice care team, including NaviMedSM patient navigation services

Multiple options for lab studies:

  1. We can direct you to an outside lab and charges can be billed to your insurance
  2. If appropriate, we can draw labs in office and send to lab to bill to your insurance
  3. If appropriate, we can draw in labs office and bill patient directly at significantly discounted price

Other important facts:

  1. All providers are out of network with all managed care, and all are
    non-participating providers of Medicare.
  2. Because we are system-agnostic, and insurance-agnostic, all providers
    can refer to the most appropriate specialists, hospitals and imaging
    facilities, and all visits, hospital stays and imaging can be submitted for
    coverage by insurance
  3. We offer Vaxcare to provide you with access to a wider range of affordable vaccines that are billable to your insurance.

Ms.Medicine practices are membership-based and charge an annual patient fee, instead of opting into insurance and Medicare plans. This practice structure allows you to have longer patient appointments, same or next business day appointments, telehealth, direct email and cell phone access to your provider, and improved healthcare navigation services. This approach is structured to add value to your health, well-being and quality of life.

The Ms.Medicine approach may also reduce your overall healthcare costs. By working to keep you healthy and out of the hospital, we’re able to decrease your need for emergency and urgent care visits. Additionally, we are able to pass on greatly reduced cost savings for some prescription medicines, labs, diagnostic tests and other services.

NEED HELP DECIDING ON A PLAN?

Our Concierge Medicine Plan is best for:

  • Patients who are seeking premium service and direct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to their personal provider
  • Patients with complicated medical issues who need personalized support of our practice care team
  • Our Ms.Medicine model is best for women who wish to prioritize their health, focus on wellness and prevention, and ensure their needs are met by their primary care provider

Our Direct Primary Plan is best for:

  • Patients who wish to be a member of the practice and are satisfied seeing available provider when preferred provider is not available
  • Patients who desire reliable, consistent access to primary care practice
  • Patients who seek high touch, personalized medicine and a comprehensive medical home

Questions? We have answers. Learn more HERE.


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