Dr. Moosa's Concierge Medical Practice

Dr. Moosa's Concierge Medical Practice

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LaPorteCitizen

Pasadena, TX

#1 Jan 22, 2014
I've received an interview call, a letter, and now two recorded phone calls from Dr. Moosa's Practice. His patients are being advised that he is changing his practice to an "exciting" new concept. Concierge Medicine.
His current patients are invited to "reserve" a spot to continue being treated by him. For a cost of course. A fee above health insurance premiums, medical deductibles, co-pays. To continue to be treated by him will require a yearly service fee.$1000 -$2000 per patient.

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#2 Jan 22, 2014
LaPorteCitizen wrote:
I've received an interview call, a letter, and now two recorded phone calls from Dr. Moosa's Practice. His patients are being advised that he is changing his practice to an "exciting" new concept. Concierge Medicine.
His current patients are invited to "reserve" a spot to continue being treated by him. For a cost of course. A fee above health insurance premiums, medical deductibles, co-pays. To continue to be treated by him will require a yearly service fee.$1000 -$2000 per patient.
Thank you Obamacare.

However, those who can afford the extra fee... you're going to have a hard time finding a better doctor than Dr.Moosa, especially in the Bay Area.

Dr.Moosa was a huge help in my grandmothers final years.

He is very professional... and he donates his time as a physician in India every year.

He is a very good doctor... and a very caring man, a great combination.
fubar

Corona, CA

#3 Jan 22, 2014
Nice to see some support for medical care for the "elite". Hate to see the rich lose their doctors of choice under Obama care. Oh wait a sec, that's right nothing changes for the wealthy under Obama care.

Concierge medical practicing is nothing new. It is ,and always was, designed for the wealthy. It's been very popular in the Houston area for a long time.

Most Indian doctors donate their time back in India. If you ever talk to an Indian dr. just ask them.

Since: Jan 09

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#4 Jan 22, 2014
fubar wrote:
Nice to see some support for medical care for the "elite". Hate to see the rich lose their doctors of choice under Obama care. Oh wait a sec, that's right nothing changes for the wealthy under Obama care.

Concierge medical practicing is nothing new. It is ,and always was, designed for the wealthy. It's been very popular in the Houston area for a long time.

Most Indian doctors donate their time back in India. If you ever talk to an Indian dr. just ask them.
If a doctor can not make ends meet on what Obamacare is going to pay them... what other choice do they have?

If you don't want to wait in the long lines that will surely be at the Obamaclinics... you'll just have to work a little harder.

Vote Hillary for more of the same.
fubar

Corona, CA

#5 Jan 23, 2014
Like I said concierge doctors have been around forever.
East Texas

Brookshire, TX

#6 Jan 23, 2014
A lawyer calls that a retainer fee.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#7 Jan 23, 2014
A Concierge doctor requires you to pay a flat annual fee for ALL of the services he provides ALL YEAR. For some of us, it's cheaper than paying by the visit.

Again, people criticizing this are bad at math.

BTW: I paid $414 for prescriptions yesterday that my new Obamacare sanctioned insurance plan did not cover. My old plan did cover it. Thanks Obama, and fuck you.

“Trying to be civil with idiots”

Since: Oct 09

Sarajevo, Bosnia

#8 Jan 23, 2014
Elaine wrote:
A Concierge doctor requires you to pay a flat annual fee for ALL of the services he provides ALL YEAR. For some of us, it's cheaper than paying by the visit.
Again, people criticizing this are bad at math.
BTW: I paid $414 for prescriptions yesterday that my new Obamacare sanctioned insurance plan did not cover. My old plan did cover it. Thanks Obama, and fuck you.
You will see more and more of this type of service as the ACA gets implemented. Alot of dentist have been offering this type a service for years and it always seemed to work well.

On the exchange, insurers did not cover two of our medications (I didnt check beyond the Silver Plan). One of them runs over $400 (maybe we have the same meds lol) and they did not cover my wifes heart doctor. After all of this, they wanted to increase my premiums by 32% Bronze/ 44% Silver and increase my deductible by 600% Bronze/ 100% Silver. My only way out was to go direct with my employer

“Trying to be civil with idiots”

Since: Oct 09

Sarajevo, Bosnia

#9 Jan 23, 2014
By going direct, i mean moving from an independant contractor to a direct hire employee ($15 an hour pay cut) so that i could get on there insurance.
Move on

United States

#11 Jan 23, 2014
This awesome! Good for him.
fubar

Corona, CA

#12 Jan 24, 2014
Elaine wrote:
A Concierge doctor requires you to pay a flat annual fee for ALL of the services he provides ALL YEAR. For some of us, it's cheaper than paying by the visit.
Again, people criticizing this are bad at math.
BTW: I paid $414 for prescriptions yesterday that my new Obamacare sanctioned insurance plan did not cover. My old plan did cover it. Thanks Obama, and fuck you.
Many of these doctors accept cash or its equivalent. I am pretty sure it is not unlimited care for a set fee. I could be wrong, but it seems like a couple of really sick patients could ruin that sort of financial model.
fubar

Corona, CA

#13 Jan 24, 2014
Want my town back wrote:
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You will see more and more of this type of service as the ACA gets implemented. Alot of dentist have been offering this type a service for years and it always seemed to work well.
On the exchange, insurers did not cover two of our medications (I didnt check beyond the Silver Plan). One of them runs over $400 (maybe we have the same meds lol) and they did not cover my wifes heart doctor. After all of this, they wanted to increase my premiums by 32% Bronze/ 44% Silver and increase my deductible by 600% Bronze/ 100% Silver. My only way out was to go direct with my employer
It shouldn't have to be like that. It is a bad law in many ways.

Since: Jan 09

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#14 Jan 24, 2014
fubar wrote:
<quoted text>Many of these doctors accept cash or its equivalent. I am pretty sure it is not unlimited care for a set fee. I could be wrong, but it seems like a couple of really sick patients could ruin that sort of financial model.
Just wanted to let those of you who scored poorly in reading comprehension know... that fee is in addition to what your insurance covers.
East Texas

Brookshire, TX

#15 Jan 24, 2014
Just like I said the fee is a retainer fee so you will get favorable consideration when you need service. This is on top of his normal income from the insurance company and the deductibles and co-pay.
fubar

Corona, CA

#16 Jan 24, 2014
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Just wanted to let those of you who scored poorly in reading comprehension know... that fee is in addition to what your insurance covers.
I was responding to Elaine's post. You obviously didn't read #7.
fubar

Corona, CA

#17 Jan 24, 2014
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Just wanted to let those of you who scored poorly in reading comprehension know... that fee is in addition to what your insurance covers.
Who scored poorly or those that can't be bothered to read a whole post.lol

Since: Jan 09

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#18 Jan 24, 2014
fubar wrote:
<quoted text>I was responding to Elaine's post. You obviously didn't read #7.
Who said I was talking about you??
fubar

Corona, CA

#19 Jan 24, 2014
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Who said I was talking about you??
My "post" was in your post so I assumed. You know what they say about assuming.......
LaPorte2

Deer Park, TX

#20 Feb 12, 2014
Heavy Fed wrote:
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Thank you Obamacare.
However, those who can afford the extra fee... you're going to have a hard time finding a better doctor than Dr.Moosa, especially in the Bay Area.
Dr.Moosa was a huge help in my grandmothers final years.
He is very professional... and he donates his time as a physician in India every year.
He is a very good doctor... and a very caring man, a great combination.
Then he should go back to India. He tried to drain my insurance for all he could get. As soon as I realize what he was doing I stop going to him.
La Porte Here Too

Pasadena, TX

#21 Feb 18, 2014
LaPorte2, in total agreement. Dr. Moussa's office would not refill my prescriptions last week unless I paid the yearly fee. My fee was $1,600. And, yes, this was on top of my insurance co-pays.

Dr. Moussa was a new doctor for me last year. I have been to his office twice. Both times I had the first appointment of the day, waited 1-1/2 hours and saw a PA.

I did not receive exceptional care there than I did at any other La Porte doc, with the exception of the horrible Dr. Mock. Won't go back to either doctor again.

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