"Melissa M. LaCombe, D.O., is a family medicine physician on the Mainline in Lower Merion, PA, board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and a member of the American Osteopathic Association. Her practice focuses on primary care services as well as non-invasive aesthetic treatments. Dr. LaCombe received her medical training from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), and completed her residency at Suburban Community Hospital in Norristown, PA. Dr LaCombe is currently affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center and Main Line Healthcare, and continues to operate as a consultant for Temple Hospital in Philadelphia."
"The relationship you have with your family doctor is very important, and like any meaningful relationship it takes time to grow. The problem today with the traditional medical practice is the lack of time the doctor has to spend with each patient, which is ultimately a downstream effect originating from the strained relationship between insurance companies and physicians. Over the past few years insurance companies have decreased reimbursement rates for office visits and procedures, which in turn has lead to shorter and shorter appointment times (not to mention larger practice sizes) as more patients have to be seen each day for the practice to meet its financial demands. This lack of communication can potentially lead to delays in patient care, and an overall poor relationship between patient and physician. Sadly, some patients will forego the family doctor altogether and instead go to an urgent care center which on average costs $200 per visit, or to the emergency room which can cost up to $1,000 per visit. Fortunately, another option exists: concierge medicine.
THE SOLUTION IS CONCIERGE MEDICINE
Modern Concierge Medicine gives every patient direct access to their primary doctor when they need it, no matter the time or day. Appointments are not rushed and can take as much time as the patient needs. There’s also no wait time, in fact there’s no waiting room at all, because this practice offers a unique feature: all appointments are conducted in the comfort of the patient’s own home. Members pay an annual fee which covers the cost of all home visits for one full year, with annual renewal options. Along with the medical procedures and tests that are all conveniently done in the home, members also have access to an array of aesthetic treatments.
When you or a loved one is sick and you have direct access to your doctor and answers to your questions, that’s peace of mind. When all the kids have their check-ups on the same day and the doctor comes to your home, that’s convenience. When you need your doctor and your doctor comes to you, that’s Modern Concierge Medicine.
Make your health and your time a priority by becoming a member a premier concierge medical practice."