What is Prōse Medical?
Prōse Medical is a membership-based practice on a mission to providing consistent high-quality primary care and wellness services. The members are top priority and membership plans offer personalized and accessible care. By offering options such as direct access to your doctor, same-day appointments, and longer visits, members have time to have their concerns addressed in a relaxed setting.
How is Prōse Medical different?
Prose Medical uses an innovative alternative model called direct primary care. A direct care practice removes insurance companies out of the equation, eliminating copays, deductibles, and claim submission requirements. Unlike a traditional primary care practice, we do not rely on insurance reimbursement for sustainability which allows us to do what we do best-practice medicine.
Your visits will never feel rushed and new members are scheduled for an entire hour to allow us to get to know them and their healthcare goals. You will also know exactly how much your healthcare will cost with no surprises. As the practice is limited to just a few hundred members, and not thousands, you will be able to contact Dr. Collman when you need advice and be able to schedule an appointment quickly if needed.
Is there a fee to sign up to join?
There is a one time non-refundable enrollment fee of $150.
How much does the monthly membership cost?
Our Membership fees start at $150 per month for the first adult member.
Can children become members of Prōse Medical?
At this time, Dr. Kristamarie is seeing patients aged 11 years and older. Kids can be easily added to an accompanying adult membership for a monthly fee of $75 per child and receive the same benefits. We are not able to provide routine vaccinations but will happily work with you to arrange these. We do require that at least one paying adult membership accompany a child membership.
Can I still be seen if I have insurance?
You are allowed to see Dr. Collman if you have insurance, we simply will not bill your insurance for the visit. You will pay us directly for care. Dr.Collman is considered a non-participating provider.
Does Prōse Medical accept commercial Insurance?
No, we do not participate in insurance plans. The direct fee-for-service arrangement means no co-pays or deductibles, no hassles and no hidden charges. If you have private insurance, you may be able to get out of network reimbursment for your visits.
As a member of Prōse Medical, do I still need insurance?
Yes as we do not replace your existing health insurance. There are certain types of care we cannot provide for you, such as surgeries and hospital stays, and you would still need insurance to cover these emergency situations. We suggest that members continue or opt to carry both a major medical plan and a health savings account (HSA) to ensure financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist be necessary.
Can I use my HSA or FSA to pay for membership ?
If you have an HSA or Flex Spending Account (FSA) , you may be able to use these funds to help pay for your annual membership. Consult your tax advisor for guidance on your particular circumstances.
What if I need labs or imaging?
Arrangements will be made for you to get your labs at a facility of your choice. Some routine labs are also included in your membership fee. If you have insurance, lab tests such as pap smears and mammograms are still covered by your choice of insurance and can be billed to them. If you do not have insurance, the cost of other additional labs will be given prior to collection. Charges for labs will be added and applied to your preferred method of payment for membership. Dr. Collman has negotiated on your behalf with labs and imaging centers for the best self-pay prices and will confirm prior to scheduling. Charges for imaging will be required upfront with the imaging center.
Will you be offering in-office visits?
Yes, we currently are offering in-office visits but by appontment only.
Do you make house calls?
Yes, Dr. Collman makes house calls (only available within a specific geographic location) and for an additional cost per visit. House calls are for consideration if a patient is too ill to come into the office for an evaluation. Premier Members are eligible for a special rate. Please give Dr. Collman a call if you would like to receive medical care in the comfort of your home.
What happens if I need to go to the hospital or see a specialist?
In instances where those types of care are required, we will work with your hospitalist during your hospital stay as well as work closely with any specialist when such care is needed. In some cases, depending on the level of care and the expertise required, we may rely on those specialized caregivers to manage your treatment. We do encourage you to carry insurance for these kinds of needs, as we are not considered an insurance plan.
What if I need medical attention when I am away from home?
Many illnesses can be diagnosed and treated with a simple conversation by phone, email, text, or telemedicine (virtual visit). As a result of the nature of our practice, you are able to speak with Dr. Collman wherever you are or easily schedule a virtual visit. If you have a condition that requires in-person evaluation and treatment, Dr. Collman will direct you to appropriate nearby care, and coordinate follow-up when you return home.
Will I benefit from Prōse Medical if I don’t require frequent medical attention?
Yes! Unfortunately, most medical care has become very reactionary, something we use as a reaction to having symptoms or being sick. While we always provide sick care for our patients, it is also important to be proactive and create plans for staying healthy. Certainly, everyone benefits from healthcare tailored to them. The traditional healthcare model encourages you NOT to seek care until you are very sick, but with Direct Care, you can seek care at any time, preferably sooner rather than later, and we can actually prevent things from happening instead of waiting for them to happen.
What if I decide to cancel my membership?
We do require a six-month commitment however, we understand your needs may change. After the 6 months, if you need to cancel, you may do so with no hassle. If you signed up for an annual term and decide to cancel, your remaining balance will also be refunded.
How do I become a member?
At this time, we are open for enrollment which you may access on our membership page or by clicking the “Enroll to Become a Member” tab above. After you have pre-enrolled, Dr. Collman will contact you to schedule a virtual meeting to get acquainted and review your medical history and needs. Together, we can determine if our services and approach meet your needs and expectations.
Please remember that space is limited so we can devote the highest standard of personalized care and service to each member. We accept members on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the enrollment limit is reached, we will establish a waiting list, so we encourage you to act quickly.