IPALC Patient Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

IPALC Mission

 

* Build an organization of independent physicians committed to working together to deliver high quality, efficient medical care in both inpatient and outpatient environments.

 

* Serve as an advocate for independent physicians.

 

* Disseminate information regarding local health care issues. 

 

* IPALC embodies Private Practice Medicine at its best. We place patients in the driver's seat. This is what the Independent Physician Association of Lee County is all about! 
 

 

 

 

Future Events

 

Spring 2015 Patient Event 

 

Date to be announced soon

- Come join our IPALC physicians for an event involving forums, Q&A sessions, screenings and much more!

 

 

Thank You

 

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 wouldn't matter!


Click here to find an independent doctor in Lee County.

 

 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

 

Raymond Kordonowy, MD

 

 

 

I wish to welcome the readers to our first IPALC patient newsletter. The Independent Physician's Association of Lee County is a regional doctors association. Our mission is about patient centered care. We value the doctor-patient relationship as the primary focus.

 

Our association has been in place for several years. 2015 represents my second year as the president. Patients of mine know that I am a fierce advocate for both patients and doctors. Over my 20 plus years of being a doctor, I have witnessed numerous assaults on our relationship mostly with the battle-cry of cost as the reason for the interference. With each passing regulation reportedly passed as an attempt to make your doctors better we find ourselves (doctors and patients alike) more and more separated from direct contact, disillusioned and discouraged. IPALC is a positive response to this unwelcome trend.

 

IPALC recognizes that doctors taking care of patients is what our profession is about. Remaining independent is critical to allowing your doctor to keep you as their primary focus. Being owned and operated by outside entities creates conflicts of interest which is rapidly and instinctually felt by patients.I encourage readers to check out our website. It functions as a source of information. Your independent doctors are featured on this website. You can learn about different doctors and their practices. You can seek a referral using our various search options. If you find this option difficult to use, simply send us an e-mail and we will help assist you in getting the answer you seek.

 

Not only are we availing ourselves to the public but our association is actively working to improve patient access within the community. We routinely inform the hospital system of community problems but also offer constructive solutions. As an example, recently Dr. Khalid Sabha and I were involved with hospital administration, orthopedic physicians and hospitalists to help rollout an acute fracture care pathway.

 

Presently the prices of generic medications are jumping double and triple digits- this makes no market sense and we independent doctors know this and plan to address this!  We have a committee currently working on developing a prescription list (formulary) of medications our association of doctors routinely recommend. We plan to make this list public information. We are doing this in an attempt to take back proper control of the medications you are offered and exposed to- based upon safety, effectiveness and cost.   Effectiveness, safety, ease of use and cost are all factors in prescription value. Who is best qualified to know these variables more than a doctor of medicine?

 

Readers are encouraged to send us request for topics they want covered or other areas of interest. I have a free e-book that contains tasty and healthy recipes from my prior practice patient newsletter. I encourage you and your friends to download this.

 

The doctors of IPALC would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you. If you don't presently see one of our fine doctors, pleases consider us for any future needs.

 

Sincerely Submitted,


 Raymond W. Kordonowy MD ABIM ABCL, President of IPALC

 

 

 

Physician Spotlight

 

IPALC would like to offer you a different feature physician each month to help you learn who our Independent Physicians are in our community. 

 

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 info@ipalc.org so that we may feature that physician or group.

 

 

Elite Foot and Ankle Specialists

 

 

 

 

Primary Specialty: Podiatry


 

Dr. Job Timeny is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami, Florida. After completing his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, he was accepted at New York College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his doctor of podiatric medicine degree in 2008. Subsequently, Dr. Timeny and his new bride, Nathalie Timeny, moved to New Jersey for his rigorous and extensive residency training at Regional Medical Center. During his 3-year residency, he was able to master the art of Foot and Ankle surgery and was chosen to be Chief resident in his 3rd year of residency.

 

Dr. Timeny completed a one-year Orthopedic Fellowship in 2011 at the prestigious and unique institution of Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (RIAO) at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Under the leadership of Dr. John Herzenberg, he has accumulated and mastered the skills of Limb Lengthening and Limb Deformity Correction. At RIAO, he was trained in almost all aspects of orthopedic surgery, including advanced Foot and Ankle procedures.

 

Dr.Timeny is a new practitioner in the community. He opened his practice in South Fort Myers in January 2013 and is dedicated to providing the highest quality and level of care to his patients. The services provided in his practice include: drop foot correction, Charcot reconstruction, adult and pediatric foot and ankle reconstruction, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, nail care, wound care, limb salvage, diabetic foot care, etc.

 

Dr. Timeny continues to offer his service to those in need. He is part of a dedicated surgical mission team that offers its service yearly to those in need in 3rd world nations.


 

Click here to send a message to Dr. Timeny and his staff.

 

 

 

IPALC NEWS

 

  • 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 basis.  

 

  • Our very own Dr. Joseph Magnant (IPALC Vice President) has become the First Physician in SWFL to Treat Varicose Vein Patients with new FDA-Approval Varithena Foam injection sclerotherapy.   Click here to read the press release.

 

  • 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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