For those of you who are
considering or are still on the fence about joining the Castle Connolly Private
Health Partnership (CCPHP), I’m hopeful that this will assist in that decision.
I have been with Eastside Primary Care & Wellness since moving from
Monterey California in 2012, and extremely grateful that I have been. Despite
the recent and unfortunate loss of physicians and staff, the truth is, I’ve
always felt as though I was receiving “concierge” service from Dr. Suh and the
entire staff at Eastside Primary Care. With that said, I didn’t hesitate to
join CCPHP immediately when the program began. Believe it or not, that decision
was three-fold for me. One, I am constantly travelling for work and often away
from home at unexpected and inconvenient period of times. Two, when I
considered how important my health was to me, I enjoyed the thought of even
more personalized healthcare from Dr. Suh and Eastside family. Lastly, with all
the uncertainty in this world with almost everything we encounter in daily
life, this was an opportunity to not only maintain a level of consistency in
such a critical area, but having the ability to stay with such an amazing team
of professionals, required no second thought.
Being on the road while needing to
see a doctor for routine check-ups, illness, or even prescriptions, isn’t
exactly the easiest thing to do nor the most convenient for you OR the doctor’s
office for that matter. Since joining, I have been afforded telemedicine
appointments, video-telemedicine appointments, as well as last minute or in
some cases same-day appointments when I made it back home. A true story and
testament to the level of unparalleled care happened just last week. I was out
of state and had been unable to follow-up on that Friday afternoon with
information for the office. The very next day….yes, Saturday…..Dr. Suh finished
watching his son’s soccer practice before heading into the office in order to
ensure a medication was refilled thus eliminating a missed day/dose.
Most of us have deductibles,
co-pays, etc. It’s no secret that healthcare can be expensive at times. When I
thought about this, I tried to look at the big picture. If I can spend money on
gym memberships, vitamins, or even pay a little extra at Whole Foods buying the
“healthy option” items, why wouldn’t I invest in the complete package? If I get
sick, need advice, have questions, or heaven forbid something more serious? I
can tell you, neither Whole Foods, the young staff member at the front desk of
the gym, or even one of my friends in our golf foursome are going to be able to
provide adequate solutions to those situations. It doesn’t make a whole lot of
sense to be driving a Ferrari if you’re not going to put tires on it that don’t
have the steel belts showing!
Even if I hadn’t convinced myself with all of that, I undoubtedly would have with my final consideration. I don’t want to see anybody else, period. With the ridiculous amount of knowledge, professionalism, and standard of care, not to mention an absolutely amazing staff….honestly, there is no way on Earth that I’m going to find all of those things at another office. Not to mention the thought of completely starting overwith another provider who doesn’t know me any more than a stranger on the street. This sealed the deal for me. This was where I could make the choice of who I wanted to see and stay with for once and not because they were “in network” but because they were the best of the best. I chose ME and what I deserved and it was Eastside Primary Care & Wellness’ CCPHP with Dr. Suh!
- Jon M., Patient at Eastside Primary Care & Wellness