Extended Physician Visits Because our physicians will have a much smaller number of patients, they will be able to spend much more time with you. Your visits will last 30 to 60 minutes, rather than the 10 to 15 minutes most primary care physicians can spend with each of their patients.
Little or No Waiting Your scheduled appointments will occur on time with little or no waiting in the patient waiting room.
Same Day/Next Day Appointments You will be able to see your physician on a same-day or next office day basis.
Lifestyle and Wellness Assessment Your physician will perform a comprehensive assessment of your lifestyle and wellness patterns to identify opportunities and make recommendations for optimizing your health and well-being.
Cell Phone and Email Access Your physician will provide you with his or her personal cell phone number to allow easy access for immediate medical problems that arise outside of regular office hours. Emails will be answered promptly, within 24 hours.
Discounted Fees for Certain Clinical Services Northwestern Memorial Physician Group (NMPG) services not billable to insurance, including:
NMPG Travel Medicine services: 15% off non-insured services
NMPG Dermatology: 20% off certain initial cosmetic treatments (peels, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion); 10% off all products
Northwestern Integrative Medicine: 25% off non-insured services, including massage (unless billed with Chiropractic services), acupuncture (unless insurance covers), Naturopath, Dietitian (unless member has coverage with accepted plan)
Care Coordination and Logistical Support After many years on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, our physicians have developed professional relationships with many trusted sub-specialists and consulting physicians. Along with our dedicated, specially trained staff, they will help to find the right physicians for your specialty care. Your physician will coordinate and orchestrate all of your care, including proactively communicating with specialist physicians involved in your care; our staff will support you with specialist and diagnostic testing appointment scheduling.
Customized Treatment Research and Information If you have questions about your care or seek specialized research or information about a health issue, your physician will perform this research and provide you personalized feedback.