Dear Amersi Medical Family,
It has been an honor to take care of you and your families. We have smiled, laughed and cried together and I am humbled and grateful for the trust, confidence and faith you have bestowed upon me during your most vulnerable times. 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 obstetric practice compassionate and comprehensive care through a medical and scientific lens while integrating holistic wellness through a root cause, personalized approach.
As of 2020 my delivery statistics show that my c section rate falls well below the national and hospital average, I pride myself on delivering healthy babies and keeping my patients safe and cared for throughout their delivery. I have been honored by my peers and patients locally and nationally (see CV) for my medical care including:
I also am very proud of achieving the lowest c section rate in the hospital of about 3% of all my deliveries, This transpired through a very holistic and personalized approach to each and every one of my pregnant patients,
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 check ups 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. The delivering doctor for your baby is rarely the doctor that you see during your prenatal care.
I have chosen intentionally not to bring another physician or mid level provider such as a physicians assistant or nurse practitioner into my practice as I prefer to see you for all your medical appointments. I personally do each of my patient’s initial history, review every single lab result myself, email you your results directly, make myself available for email questions and telehealth appts and most of all make myself accessible to you 24 hrs a day by phone for all your medical emergencies. I foster relationships with like minded physicians and ancillary services to provide you with the highest quality care. 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.
While individual physicians incorporate their own approaches, there are a number of principles that guide my practice of integrative medicine. These are:
· The patient and physician work as partners throughout the healing process.
· All aspects of a woman’s life that may affect her health, wellness, and illness are evaluated, including mind, body, spirit, and lifestyle.
· All approaches that facilitate the body’s natural healing response are considered.
· Natural treatments are used first, whenever they can be effective.
· Good medicine is based in science and is open to new ideas and approaches.
· Preventive medicine and maintaining overall wellness is a top priority.
· Patient care should be customized.
National Heroes Campaign - featured in a national commercial with Naomi Isaki for my work during the pandemic with patients
Top Ob/Gyn in America - 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Los Angeles Top Doctors - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
Compassionate Doctor Award -2020, 2021, 2022
Southern California Super Doctor Award 2018, 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.
As of 2021, pregnant patients under my care will be charged with an administrative fee of $1200 which will be broken up into three payments of $400. This will take place starting after the first obstetric appointment with me once I have confirmed fetal heart tones and also to give you an opportunity to meet me and establish care with my practice.
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:
Your pregnancy and childbirth will be performed by Dr Amersi 24/7/365. (I make myself available to deliver your baby 98% of the time (taking time away from my own family to do so) unless I am on vacation in which case only a board certified MD with equal experience selected by me will be my covering MD). Your baby’s safe birth will always be the absolute top priority. All hospital visits including after hours and weekends will be under my care with direct communication to the entire labor and delivery staff to ensure personalized customized care. I will visit you each day that you are in the hospital during labor and postpartum including after hours and weekends and holidays..
processing your visits through your insurance using an outside billing department which collects a percentage of our reimbursement by insurance
direct access to Dr Amersi via her personal cell phone, email 24/7/365
Same physician for each appointment
Dr Amersi will coordinate your entire health team for your delivery, she partners with the top perinatologists in the country to ensure the highest quality care for your baby,
Same day appointments for any emergencies
Personalized interpretation and treatment plan for all results
Review of all results by Dr. Amersi including all reports from perinatologists
Maintaining full phlebotomy lab capabilities in house
After hours emergency phone access 24/7/365 to your doctor and emails access for less urgent questions or concerns.
Email communication with Dr Amersi and her team
text message access to Dr Amersi and her team
Prescription requests (medications, breast pumps, orders for procedures, physical therapy,)
Pharmacy call ins for refills and new prescriptions
Chart review , Review of outside records , Review of all imaging reports
telephone consultation with other treating physicians and providers
Collaborating, coordinating and creating your medical team- with perinatologists, birth coaches, doulas, pediatricians, endocrinologists, breast surgeons, genetic counselors, infertility specialists, mental health therapists, physical therapist, chiropractors, lactation specialists, primary care physicians, acupuncturists, compounding concierge pharmacists, oncologists, pelvic floor therapy postpartum
Form completion - dentists, medical disability, jury duty, return to work form, breast pumps
Chart copy for insurances
Billing and collection of private insurances per office visit
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 exceptional, personalized care our patients have come to appreciate,
Shamsah Amersi MD
Dear Amersi Medical Family,