A list of common questions associated with Dr. Huzicka’s practice and concierge medicine
How does First Internal Medicine work?
First Internal Medicine operates using a concierge medicine model where patients need to pay an annual fee in order to receive medical care. The annual fee covers all services provided in the office, including preventive care, urgent care, management of chronic diseases etc. We do not accept health insurance payments. However, since the annual fee covers medically necessary services that are not covered by health insurance, it is a tax-deductible item, a valid HSA (Health Savings Account) expense or it is eligible for FSA (Flexible Spending Arrangement) reimbursement.
How do I become a client?
New patients are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To become a client, please contact us and we will walk you through our customized process and discuss options for new client availability.
Will my insurance support concierge coverage?
Concierge medicine is outside the coverage provided by the majority of insurance providers. In general, your insurance provider will not cover expenses incurred.
What happens if my doctor is unavailable?
Dr. Huzicka offers 24/7 on-call availability to all participating patients. If the doctor is unavailable, an assistant or approved physician will be in touch ASAP. In case of emergency, please contact 911 or travel to the nearest ER.
Does Dr. Huzicka charge an annual or monthly fee?
First Internal Medicine operates on an annual subscription basis.
Are there payment plans available for the annual fee?
We do not currently offer payment plans to cover our annual subscription fee.
Am I still responsible for my insurance deductible and copayments?
In general, most major insurance providers do not cover concierge medicine services. You are responsible for all copayments and insurance deductibles when seeing a doctor outside of our network, or in an emergency room setting.
What if I have an emergency?
In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or travel to the nearest ER, before contacting Dr. Huzicka.
Is Dr. Huzicka accepting new patients?
In the interest of providing exceptional care to our members, we limit the number of accepted patients, and enroll new members on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact us to find out if we are currently taking new members.
What if I need to see a specialist or surgeon?
We can recommend surgeons and specialists within our approved network of providers to address all medical conditions.
What happens if I become ill while traveling for work or vacation?
We are connected to a network of approved concierge healthcare providers spanning the globe. If you become ill or injured while travelling, we can assist in finding an approved provider to treat you or can utilize telehealth services.
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