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					Are the Good Old Days Making a Come Back in Medicine in North West
Arkansas?

In these times of managed care, Affordable Care Act, increasing and unreachable deductible costs
and difficult physician access, the solution might just be simpler than expected.

Springdale, AR, July 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Back in the old days, physicians used to go to patients
homes, take care of their problems get paid without insurance involvement or bills. Those days might just
be back.

Dr. Carlos A. Suarez MD is a Family Physician that practices in Springdale, in Northwest Arkansas. He
has a regular office and treats patients there. However, at times, patients have a difficult time coming to
see him at the office. Access and time sometimes are a factor to prevent patients to come to the office.
Patients requested him to do home visits. He started doing them after his regular office schedule. Even
though the volume of the visits is small, patients seem to be satisfied with personalized care at their
homes and more attention to solving their health concerns.

Dr. Suarez practices a Direct Pay system when he sees patients at home. No insurance is billed and a per
encounter fee is charged. Some patients state “I much rather pay upfront for a more personal and
comfortable service than to receive an 'unexpected' bill in the mail” and “It's good not to leave my home.”
Because Dr. Suarez still holds contracts with insurances, any blood work or image study that the patient
might require can still be performed using the patient's primary insurance. To schedule a home visit
appointment, the phone number to reach Dr. Suarez is 1-800-591-3341. You can also reach his office at
479-419-9955. Another way to reach Dr. Suarez is through his company's Website
www.springdalehealth.org

Direct Pay practices are growing in the USA, according to Michael Tetreault, Editor-In-Chief of
Concierge Medicine Today, “there are simply not enough of these (concierge-style, direct care or
membership medicine-style) physicians in the U.S. to meet the current demand.” The demand is worse in
Florida, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia. They have a significant number of people (most over age
50) seeking out concierge doctors. Hopefully Direct Pay and Concierge Medicine, come January 2014,
will add to the options to choose from with respect to healthcare.




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Springdale Health PLLC
Carlos A. Suarez MD
479-419-9955
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www.springdalehealth.org


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