The fee covers excellent primary care through unlimited office visits, annual wellness exams, basic office procedures, treatment of acute illness or minor injuries and 24/7/365 access to your doctor, all with minimal wait times in the office.
Our patients will also have access to discounted labs and special procedures not included in the membership fees.
No, we do not require a sign-up fee for a household, family or individual.
Exactus Physicians currently sees patients ages 18 and up. We are looking to add pediatric care to our clinic in the near future.
We expect to have an open, honest, respectful relationship with you. If you have voiced a complaint that we cannot satisfy together, we will gladly allow you to terminate your membership. If your membership is cancelled, you will receive a refund based on the services rendered. If you choose to rejoin, fees will be applied.
Under the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, the patient (you) receives comprehensive primary health care directly from their DPC physician (Dr. Zieser). The patient pays for this care through a monthly fee, paid directly to Exactus Physicians.
Because DPC practices do not participate in any insurance or plans, the providers are able to avoid the ever-increasing and costly documentation demands and administrative intrusions that come with accepting insurance. DPC practices also avoid the onerous patient data collection responsibilities which many plans impose. These require staff, time, and money, often amounting to substantial intrusions on patient privacy.
Because DPC physicians avoid these obligations to insurance companies, they are free to spend that time listening to and treating patients. And because DPC physicians eliminate the significant overhead costs of participating in insurance, they can pass the savings on to you, the patient – and give compassionate, attentive and timely care at an affordable cost.
Yes! Dr. Zieser sees members who are nursing home patients.
We treat acute and chronic health problems.
Dr. Zieser works with hospital specialists to coordinate your care and will work closely with you in your transition of care when you leave the hospital. Other hospital charges and associated costs will still apply.
No. Patient privacy is a natural benefit of this medical model. We will never provide any third party with a copy of your records, unless you specifically ask them to do so or if Exactus Physicians is subject to subpoena or search warrant.
In the age of telemedicine, many conditions can be diagnosed and treated via a simple conversation by phone or webcam. If appropriate, we will locate the nearest pharmacy and order medication most suited for your circumstance. If you need to go to the hospital or seek other medical attention while away from home, we can advise you on that as well.
Absolutely, yes! It’s how we do custom healthcare. After normal office hours our members can call Dr. Zieser’s cell phone.
Charges will be added and applied to your preferred method of payment.
Medicare & Insurance Questions
We recommend that you do have insurance to comply with Federal Law. Exactus Physicians does not replace insurance, and ideally we encourage our patients to carry a high deductible or major medical plan or a plan with a health savings account, thereby ensuring financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist be necessary. You should consult with your insurance provider to help you find a plan that works best with our medical model and that will meet your specific needs.
Not for our services, but Exactus Physicians will be able to order your labs, x-rays and medications at the facilities preferred by your insurance if you would like.
Yes. You will need to sign a waiver every two years declaring that neither you nor your doctor will directly bill Medicare for our services. Even though Medicare will not pay us for any services you receive in our practice, your Medicare benefits will otherwise remain unchanged and can continue to be used for all other medical care received outside of our practice. Medicare will still cover any laboratory testing, imaging, medications, or hospitalizations prescribed by our offices. Please contact us with any questions.
Many times patients purchase expensive “Cadillac” plans that require little or no co-pay and that cover all lab costs and prescription costs. However, with Exactus Physicians your monthly fee covers all office visits, basic labs and there are no copays. Our patients may find it worthwhile to change from a “Cadillac” health insurance plan to a basic health insurance plan to save money.
Yes, our fees are generally reimbursable. This is one smart method of paying for your health care needs with pre-tax dollars.
Direct Primary Care may qualify as reimbursable through your Health Savings Account (HSA) and may also qualify under the Affordable Care Act. Section 10104 of P.L. 111-148 (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) states: “The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall permit a qualified health plan to provide coverage through a qualified direct primary care medical home plan that meets criteria established by the Secretary, so long as the qualified health plan meets all requirements that are otherwise applicable and the services covered by the medical home plan are coordinated with the entity offering the qualified health plan.” See your insurance specialist for information.