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.
The physicians involved in the Independent
Physicians Association of Lee County are happy to be of service to
our community. I encourage you to tell your friends about us. Let
them know they can learn about our doctor members by searching
our physician directory. Our members are dues-paying physicians
who are striving to stay available and relevant in a rapidly
changing health care market.
All the news these days is about health insurance
and the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). I have been on
record from very early into this national decision that Health
Insurance does not equal health care. I think the public is
quickly coming around to this understanding. Ask yourself, is it
easier or harder now to access a doctor's office? Is your doctor
more interested in filling out a computer form or taking a careful
history of your health and present physical concerns? Is your
doctor, or more likely his or her Nurse Practitioner or Physician
Assistant, smiling or are they scowling? Are you getting what you
paid for in terms of value? Does your doctor even take your
insurance (that is being mandated that you purchase)?
Enjoy this month's newsletter and learn about our
newest IPALC member Dr.
Wayne Issacson MD, a solo pain management physician. Also,
learn about IPALC's efforts to address our hospital bed access
problem in our community. Check out the news exposure that has
resulted from these efforts. To help inform the board and public at
large I encourage anyone who has had to endure the embarrassment
and disservice of living in an ER gurney or other hallway admission
to go to our patient
hospital experience link. Giving us facts and cases will
greatly improve our leverage as we inform the media of the
literally daily nightmares that doctors know are going on.
Happy holidays as the season begins. Next month we
hope to offer an educational piece on the concept of Healthcare
Cost sharing model as an alternative to our present health
insurance model. Healthcare cost sharing is exempted from the
current PPACA/ACA legislation and is much more direct and fair in
terms of efficient use of our health care dollars.
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 email@example.com so that we
may feature that physician or group.
Isaacson MD - Expert Pain Relief
Primary Specialty: Pain Management
Born in NYC, Dr.
Wayne Isaacson attended The Bronx High School of Science,
one of the most elite and well-respected public schools in the
country. Remaining committed to family, he remained close by and
obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in biochemistry
at Binghamton University. Dr. Isaacson then completed his medical
degree (M.D.) at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. His
residency and fellowship training were completed in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Center.
While in training as a resident physician, Dr. Wayne Isaacson was
actively engaged in research, having 3 publications and 4 abstract
presentations to his credit; he also earned the acclaimed Arthur B.
Tarrow Award for outstanding resident research.
Dr. Isaacson continued his academic career in
Portland, Oregon as an assistant professor at the Oregon Health
Sciences University where he was also appointed as Pain Fellowship
Program Director of an ACGME fellowship program. While engaged in
clinical and teaching duties, Dr. Isaacson did consultant work for
the Oregon Board of Medicine as an expert in controlled substance
prescription practices. Although Dr. Isaacson enjoyed the outdoors
and cool misty climate of Oregon, he did have a desire to be closer
to family, which prompted a move to Southwest Florida. After a
short tenure as medical director at Lee Memorial Pain Management
Services, Dr. Wayne Isaacson entered private practice at his
current Fort Myers location, where he has remained since. Prior to
opening his current facility location in Cape Coral in 2006, Dr.
Isaacson also had two additional office locations in Bonita Springs
as well as Naples. Desiring to focus primarily in Lee County, Dr.
Isaacson consolidated his office locations to his two current
facilities of one each in Fort Myers as well as Cape Coral.
Visit Dr. Issacson MD for more information on the
practice and Dr. Isaacson. Visit
here to send Dr. Isaacson 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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