Dear Amersi Medical Family,
It has been an honor to take care of you and your families. We have laughed together, cried together and shared the most intimate moments and milestones together. I am so proud of my rapidly growing practice and my ability to continue to thrive as a solo private obstetrician/gynecologist through all the changes in medicine. I believe that the foundation of wellness is to forge a partnership between a physician and patient where we empower each other with the common goal of healing. I strive to bring to my gynecologic practice compassionate and comprehensive care through a medical and scientific lens while integrating holistic wellness through a root cause, personalized approach. Healing with compassion brings optimal outcomes. Most importantly, I incorporate alternative healing modalities and approach your health from a holistic perspective. I pride myself on partnering with the most respected medical professionals in each area of specialty to provide you the highest quality care.
All solo medical doctors who provide this level of service have stopped accepting insurance due to diminishing reimbursements by insurances. I have intentionally chosen to continue accepting insurance in order to remain accessible to all patients. My remaining colleagues have been forced to join large group practices that are managed by hospital corporations. Patients in group practices are seen by mid-level providers such as physician assistants or are put in a rotating assembly line with multiple doctors for quick impersonal checkups without any focus on holistic health. To that end, these group practices result in patients treated more like a number, with minimal personal care and attention. Direct access to your physician via email, phone calls outside of your appointment and personal compassionate care is not an option when you are a patient of a hospital owned or group practice where physicians lose all personal connection to their patients.
I have been honored by my peers and patients locally and nationally (see CV) for my medical care including:
Top Ob/Gyn in America - 2020, 2021, 2022
Los Angeles Top Doctors - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Compassionate Doctor Award -2020, 2021, 2022
Southern California Super Doctor Award 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
America’s Most Honored Doctor 2019, 2020. 2021, 2022
Patients’ Choice Award 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
I do not wish to compromise my practice or to limit my practice by dropping insurances, as many of my colleagues have, as my availability to you would greatly diminish. However, in order to maintain the concierge style care I provide, change is necessary.
Starting January 1, 2022 all gynecology patients will have an administrative fee of $360 for 12 months of care. This fee is due at the time of your first visit.
For example, if your first appointment (virtual or in person) is February 2022 this fee will cover 12 months until February 2023.
If a patient is paying out of pocket and not using insurance this fee will not apply.
If a patient is seeing Dr Amersi for an annual well woman examination and no other appointments the fee is $100 for the year.
If this is your first-time meeting Dr Amersi you have the option of paying $100 and then the remaining balance will be collected at your next visit.
If you wish to cancel your appt please email us ASAP with your name, appointment date and time as we have a long wait list of patients wishing to establish care with Dr Amersi. You will be charged a cancellation fee of $75 if you do not cancel within 48 business hours of your appt.
If you are pregnant, please let us know at the time of your first appointment as we have a different policy for our pregnant patients.
We understand that this fee may be a burden for some families and will be sad to see anyone leave, but we love caring for you and your family and refuse to compromise your care or experience due to cost constraints imposed by insurance companies.
WHAT THE FEES COVER:
-processing your health care through insurance and paying an outside biller a percentage of what we collect
- after hours emergency access 24/7/365 to Dr Amersi including emails access for less urgent questions or concerns.
-email communication with the office
-text communication with the office via our website
-personalized interpretation and treatment plan for all results by Dr. Amersi - Pap smears hormones, cultures, blood, imaging, mammograms, MRIs, genetic testing
-reviewing and interpreting all cancer prevention testing
-reviewing outside medical records
- collaborating, coordinating and creating your medical team- with endocrinologists, breast surgeons, genetic counselors, infertility specialists, mental health therapists, physical therapist, primary care physicians, acupuncturists, compounding concierge pharmacists, oncologists, pelvic floor therapy as indicated
-creating a personalized plan of bioidentical hormones, supplements
-direct access to your doctor instead of having to google your symptoms
-same day emergency appointments with the doctor or nurses
-processing prescription requests at time of your appointment
-formulation of bio-identical hormones with compounding pharmacies
-same doctor for each appointment without any midlevels to provide continuity of care
-telephone consultation and coordination of your care with other treating physicians and providers
-providing your medical insurance with all paperwork, chart copies for processing your claims through insurance
-convenient weekend appointments and evening telehealth appointments
-the fee also covers daily deep medical sterilization of all equipment to maintain our facility in accordance with safety standards for protection against Covid-19
We look forward to continue to provide the uncompromised exceptional care our patients have come to appreciate.
Shamsah Amersi MD