What is a concierge medical practice?
It’s a nationwide concept amongst primary care doctors who strive to provide the best comprehensive care to their patients. Unlike conventional primary care doctors who have a few thousand patients, Dr. Ali limits patient panel size to only a few hundred. This gives her the luxury of providing you with her full attention, best comprehensive care, unhurried visits, and 24/7 direct access.
What is an internal medicine doctor?
An internal medicine doctor takes care of adult patients. Dr. Ali is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Besides being a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, she also participates in ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC), a process only a few physicians 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 a 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 offers personalized and premium services for those who are looking for proactive, preventative, and comprehensive care by an 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 at 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 the ER physician.
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.
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.
Do you bill Medicare for annual membership concierge fee?
No. The annual fee is for Medicare non-covered services and for Dr. Ali's care. We do bill Medicare for services that are covered as required by law.
Do you accept health insurance?
Yes, we accept most insurance plans. Please call our office to learn more.
Will my private insurance reimburse my annual concierge membership fee?
No. However, at times, the fees can be paid by FSA (Flexible Saving Account) or HSA (Health Saving Account). Please discuss with your HR or accountant.
Is my membership fee at Dilshad Concierge Medicine, Beverly Hills tax deductible?
The membership fee is not tax-deductible. However, we encourage you to discuss this with your accountant.
What if I am in a Hospital?
Given Dr. Ali's background as a hospital physician, she has a good know-how of how to navigate the 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 to vast experience of working in various health sectors including urgent care, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities, Dr. Ali can handle most of your health care needs. However, if you need to see a specialist, we will find the right doctor for you. This referral process will include direct physician-to-physician communication and coordination of your visit. After your appointment, if you have questions about your visit with your specialist, Dr. Ali will address these issues.
What if you're on Vacation?
As a member of 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 concentrates 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.
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.