What is a concierge medical practice?
Its a nationwide concept amongst primary care doctors who strive to provide best comprehensive care to their patients. Unlike Conventional Primary Care doctors who have few thousand patients, Dr. Ali limit patient panel size to few hundred only. This gives her luxury of providing you with her full attention, best comprehensive care, unhurried visits and 24/7 direct access.
What is Internal medicine doctor?
Internal Medicine doctor takes care of adult patients. Dr Ali is Certified by American Board of Internal Medicine. Beside being a diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine, she participates in ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC), a process only few physician follow to constantly advance their Medical knowledge.
What does FHM after Dr. Ali's name mean?
FHM Stands for Fellow in Hospital medicine. Dr Ali has designation of fellowship in hospital Medicine. She has over a decade experience of working as a Hospitalist physician where she focuses on patients with increased complexity requiring hospital care and a need for clinicians with special skill set.
What does membership Plan include?
Dilshad Concierge Medicine, Beverly Hills offer personalized and premium services for those who are looking for proactive, preventative and comprehensive care by exceptional and trusting physician. Please click HERE to learn what is included in your membership.
Can I contact you after hours for Urgent Needs?
For non life threatening problems you can contact Dr Ali 24/7 via cell phone or text. In most cases, she can diagnose and treat your need without a visit to the ER. In fact, concierge medicine has been shown to result in fewer ER visits for members because we can discuss your medical needs any time of the day or night. If you have a life -threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. A caregiver can later alert Dr Ali so she can be in contact with ER physician.
What if I need medicines and unable to visit the office due to illness or being out of town?
For our members, we have electronic system through which the prescriptions can be securely send directly to your pharmacy if needed.
How long do I have to wait to before I get an appointment?
You don't have to wait. You will get same or next day appointment.
What are appointments like?
We take pride in our services. You will see that the appointments are unhurried and relaxing. Dr Ali likes to take time to thouroughly go through each of your problem with detailed evaluation and examination. You can take as much time with the doctor as you like.
Do I still need health insurance?
Yes. You need to maintain health insurance to help cover the costs of medical care that you receive from medical providers outside of services of Dilshad Concierge Medicine, Beverly Hills. Insurance helps cover costs associated with prescription medications, labs, imaging studies (X-rays, CT scans, MRI's, etc.), specialist consultations, hospitalizations and surgeries.
What if I don’t have an insurance
You can still be a member if you don’t have health Insurance. We have negotiated discounted rates for lab work up, Imaging studies and certain medicines for our members.
How often do I see a doctor?
You can see a doctor in the office as many times as medically necessary. Additionally the doctor is available 24/7 via e-mail, text, and cell phone.
Do you bill Medicare for the annual membership concierge fee?
No. The annual fee is for Medicare non-covered services and for Dr Ali's membership services. We bill Medicare for all other services that are covered as law dictates.
Do you accept health insurance?
Yes, we accept most insurance plans. Please call our office to learn more.
Is there any Tax advantage of being a member.
Yes. Though the membership fee is not tax deductible, sometimes fees can be paid by FSA (Flexible Saving Account) or HSA (Health Saving Account). Please contact your accountant
What if I am in a Hospital?
Given Dr Ali's background as Hospital physician, she has a good know how of how to navigate Hospital system. Dr Ali will make courtesy visits to the hospitals where she has Medical Privileges and will remain in touch with the physician taking care of you daily to discuss your case and treatment plan. She will obtain information on your daily condition and make recommendations. She will act as your health care advocate.
What if I need a specialist?
As a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician and due vast experience of working in various health sectors including Urgent Care, Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, Dr Ali can handle handle most of your health care needs. However, if you need to see a specialist, We have a network of top notch hand picked specialist. This referral process will include direct physician-to-physician communication for expedited appointments. We coordinate all your visit if needed.
What if you're on Vacation?
As a member Dilshad Concierge Medicine, Beverly Hills, you are never alone. Even when out of town, Dr Ali will be available by phone for your urgent needs. If she is not available, She will have another trusted medical professional available to you.
What if I need medical attention while I’m away from home?
Please reach out to Dr. Ali even if you're out of town. She can address most of the issues on the phone and if needed, can find a Medical Doctor where you are and can establish the best plan of care for your specific situation.
Will I still benefit from being a member even if I don't need frequent Medical Attention?
Absolutely. Many people believe they should only treat illness when it happens instead of preventing it before it starts. Dr Ali concentrate her efforts on long-term wellness. She will work with you to come up with a personalized plan to achieve your optimal health to maintain your health goals.
What areas do you serve?
Dr. Naheed Ali provides concierge services to patients throughout Los Angeles, including the following. However special arrangements can be made for patients outside of these neighborhoods.
- Beverly Hills
- Bel Air
- West Hollywood
- Santa Monica
- Pacific Palisades
- Greater Los Angeles Area
- Surrounding LA neighborhoods
How do I join if the practice is full?
We choose to keep our patient panel small. If our practice is full, we will establish a waiting list.