Watch this area for more exciting events coming in
the near future!
Thank you to the community at large,
who support the vision of IPALC and the leaders who devote
their time, talent and treasure to keep goals in focus.
Without the patients of Lee County, the Physicians of Lee County
here to find an independent doctor in Lee County.
moving along quickly, before we know it school will be back in
session. Almost daily, we continue to read reports reaffirming that
the new mandated health insurance law known as the Affordable Care
Act is anything but. Not only are everyone's premiums
continuing to sky-rocket, but with those larger monthly commitments
we are finding that the providers are leaving insurance networks
and contracts. Ironically while under the law individuals are
being "forced" to buy insurance, doctors and hospitals cannot
be forced to participate in insurance contracts. It turns out,
being insured does not result in the false promise of health care
many things IPALC
is striving to do, one is to provide the market with a referral
site to access physicians who have the least conflicts of interest
when it comes to you, the patient. As president of IPALC, I
am trying to convince our local physicians that we should be more
transparent and "user friendly" when it comes to
informing patients of provided services as well as our prices.
There is a
movement afoot from the physician market known as Direct Primary
Care. This is a model of providing a patient medical care
with membership fees for practice access and services. The
competition in this market is to provide affordable and
comprehensive services for patient members. This is good for
patient consumers. This model works particularly well for family
medicine practices as well as urgent care services. This model is
coming about because doctors are tired of dealing with payment
recovery from the insurance industry.
irony of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is that the insurance
industry is getting less user friendly and not helping regular
folks see the doctor. They are taking our money but
giving us far less in return, accidental or intentional? If
you don't already, please consider one
of our member physicians for services you may need. Ask your
doctor if she or he is a member of IPALC.
If not, why not? It may be because they aren't independent.
W. Kordonowy MD ABIM ABCL, President of IPALC
like to offer you a different feature physician each
month to help you learn who our Independent Physicians are in
As you begin reading our newsletter, if there is a
specific group or physician in Lee County you wish to know more
about, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we
may feature that physician or group.
Sleep & Lung Care
Primary Specialty: Pulmonary & Sleep
variety of services related to breathing and sleep
Imtiaz Ahmad has been practicing pulmonary, critical
care, internal and sleep medicine in Lee County since 2004. He has
extensive clinical and academic experience and believes in a
proactive approach to healthcare. His post-graduate training took
place at the following well-respected institutions: Harvard
University, Cornell University, State University of New York at
Brooklyn and the University of Mississippi.
has served as Medical Director - Clinical Research
Organization where he has led Clinical Research in:
practice, Dr. Ahmad has offered his patients:
Clinical & Academic Experience
Services in Pulmonary & Critical Care
Approach to Managing Your Health
with Local Hospitals
has recently launched his new website. Be sure to visit his
site and learn more about him and his practice! Visit
here to send Dr. Ahmad and his staff a message.
- Many of our IPALC Physicians are posting
blogs on a regular basis. We have even been enjoying some
posts from new physicians. Please be sure to check the News
& Articles section of the IPALC website on a regular
- Dr. Raymond Kordonowy has published a FREE
RECIPE E-BOOK on the IPALC website. It is full of
recipes that are not only healthy, but delicious too!
Please take a moment to download the e-book and encourage your
friends to do the same.
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