IPALC Patient Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

Future Events

 

Watch this area for more exciting events coming in the near future!

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Greetings!  


 

I wish to extend a safe and fun summer to our readers. We recently reviewed our website activity and I am very pleased to learn that folks are finding us at an ever rising rate. We have recently engaged more of the private physician management staff with a request that they keep all of us more informed with relevant blog postings or other updates regarding our member's activity and services.


 

The news this past week has not shone a very bright light on the health care scene. Specifically, I read that the insurance companies are now grousing about their profit caps and also requesting very large premium hikes in some markets- especially the Medicaid eligible groups. Medicaid enrollment is up dramatically resulting from the large PPCAC/Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Also, a very good editorial piece by Charles Krauthhammer accurately reflects the physician mood resulting from all the bureaucratic interference presently occurring in an unabashed fashion in your doctor's office. This affects you the patient as access shrivels up from doctors leaving private practice. If you care about access and quality I recommend you speak up in defense of less documentation regulation on your doctors. It is slowing down care and it isn't clear at all that quality is improving.


 

One of the reasons I agreed to preside over IPALC was to try to facilitate a better and more transparent health care market in Lee County. I encourage patients who are looking at their physician options request fee information for services. Do you know that many outpatient visits with Lee Memorial Hospital doctors include additional facility fees after the physician fee? Your independent doctors don't have those fees attached to their visits. In general it is more cost effective so see an IPALC doctor.

 

Humbly submitted,

 


 Raymond W. Kordonowy MD ABIM ABCL, President of IPALC


 

 

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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.

 

 

First Care Medical Centers, P.A.

 

 

 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine


 

Offering: Walk-in Service and Appointments


 

 

Dr. Jeffrey Williams is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine.  He completed two years of Family Practice Residency at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.  He is a member of the American Medical Association and the Florida Medical Association.  He is a past Federal Aviation Medical Examiner, past member of the College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

 

Dr. Williams has been practicing medicine since 1983 and in the Fort Myers area since 1985. 

 

As a former Medical Director for Centra Care Walk-In Medical Center, Dr. Williams has focused his practice on Family medicine, Occupational Health and Urgent Care.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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.  

 

  • 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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