Dr. Steven Horvitz founded the Institute for Medical Wellness in 2008 because he did not want to practice assembly line seven-minute medical care. He decided there was a better way.
His model is simple:
Bypass the insurance system for time spent in his office. In turn, give patients more time, personal attention, and a true integrative focus on wellness and prevention. Dr. Horvitz believes that for optimal primary care you do not need the distractions of health insurance guidelines to get in the way. Thus, Dr. Horvitz keeps the insurers out of the exam room, and only utilizes their services for the more expensive parts of healthcare, i.e. labs, radiology, consults and hospital care. Instead of having insurers regulate every aspect of patient care, Dr. Horvitz helps guide you to true personalized care.
This type of care may sound expensive, but it is not! To keep costs down while still providing top quality care, Dr. Horvitz established yearly Optimal Wellness plans. These plans include a yearly comprehensive physical as well as all visits to his office. During the Wellness exam, you will be offered extra screenings not available at most other offices including special vascular labs, food sensitivity panels, Omega-3 testing, among others. Optimal Wellness plan patients also get a doctor who closely tracks their health and who does not rush people through their appointments.
The Institute for Medical Wellness has Optimal Wellness Plans for individuals, couples and families. Individual plans range from $599 to $749 a year, Couples at $1,249 a year and Families at $1,449 a year. All Wellness plans come with monthly payment options, as well as discounts on other Institute for Medical Wellness products and services including therapeutic massage, nutritional supplements and integrative nutritional and wellness testing. If a wellness plan is not for you, payment at each individual service is also available. All fees at the IMW are available to treating patients. All you have to do is ask.
All Wellness Plans now also include a private and secure online patient portal to enhance communicate with our office. More information about our patient portal can be found here.
If you are searching for Optimal primary care with a true individualized focus on wellness, prevention and nutrition, please call to set up an appointment, or we can set up a no obligation meet-n-greet with Dr. Horvitz to see if the IMW is the place for you!