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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.
Greetings! Just 2 weeks ago I was asked to speak
on a physician panel that involved alternative practice models in
private medicine. I was asked to speak about my personal
story because I have not signed an insurance contact as a doctor
for over 10 years. I decided back then that I no longer
wished to propagate the myth that people needed health insurance to
access a doctor's professional services and care. Going along
with the 3rd party payer model has only made it more difficult for
patients and doctors to stay in a relationship.
Your and my health is an ongoing process and
journey. People should be choosing their physician based upon
competence, service and a working relationship, not because your
boss bought you yet another cheaper (not really as insurance
premiums have only risen my entire working career) insurance
contract that is one year in duration. Think about how many
unnecessary repeat physicals and repeat tests you have had this
past decade because your employer or your doctor fired last year's
insurance contract. How does that promote less expensive
health care? The annual insurance contract is just the first thing
wrong with how health insurance functions.
In this newsletter IPALC is pleased to
inform you the public about one of the Health
Share Ministry options known as
Liberty HealthShare. As president of IPALC
I feel this Obamacare exempted
option for paying for health care while minimizing the risk of an
illness bankrupting you or your family has all the right
ingredients. This very same month the IPALC physicians are
getting a physician directed article explaining how Liberty
HealthShare works. It is my hope that individuals, doctors
and employers (including doctor employers) will consider this
alternative when the next "insurance contract" proposal
IPALC is exploring a way to get our local pharmacies to
work with us in developing a prescription formulary that could
perhaps further reduce unexpected out of pocket costs of
medications. Prescription coverage presently is the largest
"unknown" when considering the various health sharing
products on the market. I envision such a project improving the
prescription discount option of Liberty HealthShare's
offering. Additionally, even for other insurance products and
cash pay patients such a project would serve the patients and their
current insurance model is ripping the public off as it relates to
prescriptions and as they say- "someone ought to do
something about this". We are trying- IPALC- physicians
championing for patients!
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.
Institute of South Florida
Primary Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
Dr. Fernandez has been practicing medicine for 17
years. He received his medical degree from Instituto Superior de
Ciencias Medicas. His residency and fellowship was at University of
Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is fluent in both
Spanish and English.
Dr. Fernandez and the staff at Endocrinology
Institute of South Florida know how uncomfortable and
troublesome your symptoms can be. We try to accommodate all our
patients with having same-day appointment availability. We make
every effort to see you as soon as possible. We are open normal
business hours-8 am-5pm on weekdays and closed Saturdays and
here to send Dr. Fernandez and his staff a message.
You can also view their practice website HERE
- 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.
Forward our newsletter to your friends and encourage
them to sign-up for the IPALC Patient Newsletter!