Concierge Medicine

Patient Focused Medical Practice

CONCIERGE MEDICINE

In exchange for paying a retainer fee, patients receive 24-hour access to a physician, including last minute appointments, prescriptions, or to answer medical questions. Additionally, appointments can be up to an hour long, as opposed to the standard 15 minute appointment time most traditional patients are allotted. Patients have medical aid at their fingertips, with same or next-day appointments guaranteed. A concierge practice is one where the physician devotes greater time to a patient’s unique and individual needs. Our patients secure a highly personalized relationship with our physicians.

Our Practice
Our practice is limited to approximately 500 concierge patients. The average traditional internal medicine physician has over 3,000 patients. In doing this, we are able to offer you short or no wait times and longer visits with our physicians, along with same or next day appointments.

Hospital Services
Our physicians have admitting privileges at many local hospitals. If the unfortunate occasion arises that you need to be admitted to the hospital, our physicians will admit and care for you during your hospitalization, given that your particular insurance plan allows (some insurances have contracts with the hospitals prohibiting this). In the instance that we cannot admit you to the hospital, we will still visit you so that you can rest assured that appropriate care is provided to you. What is the annual retainer fee? The annual fee for our concierge services is $2000. This fee may be paid up front or in semi-annual installments. In many instances, if our physicians can save you one emergency visit due to our availability of same day appointments and off hours, the fee will have already paid for itself. Please contact our office regarding any questions about the annual retainer fee to see how we may be able to work with you.

Insurance Coverage
Private insurances do not cover the annual fee. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain insurance to cover the cost of labs, radiology studies, specialty care and hospitalization. We bill your insurance for your office visits with us. Please note that co-payments are still required due to insurance laws and regulations.

Our office will attempt to work with any patient who does not have medical insurance coverage. We do accept cash-paying patients as well. Please feel free to contact our office manager to discuss how you can still be a part of our practice!

When Do We Rest?
If our physicians are away or physically unavailable, all of our patients will be cared for by one of our trusted colleagues. In these instances, our patients will still receive exceptional care, even in our absence.

The Fees
The Annual Enrollment Fee cannot be applied to your insurance deductible. However, if your employer has a Flex Plan (“FSA” or Flexible Spending Account) or a Medical IRA, you may be able to receive reimbursement for the Annual Enrollment Fee with these pre-tax dollars. We advise you to speak with your carrier for a more individualized answer.

Complimentary Meeting
You can schedule a complimentary meeting with Dr. Ruiz or Dr. Sizemore to discuss the benefits of our concierge medical practice. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with the quality care that you deserve!

CONCIERGE FEATURES

+ Highly responsive, personalized care with 24/7 cell-phone and e-mail access to our physicians.

+ Unhurried appointments. The average appointment is scheduled to be 45 minutes or longer, giving each patient ample time to discuss any concerns.

+ Same or next day appointments with extended day and weekend office hours to your individual needs.

+ EKG’s and lab draws done in office.

+ Ultrasounds and Echocardiograms done in office

+ Each patient will be supplied with a current list of medical diagnoses and medications on each visit, in case this information is ever needed in an emergency situation.

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Our Patient Testimonials

  • 1000% patient-focused care! My mother relocated to Fort Lauderdale and it was Dr. Sizemore-Ruiz who diagnosed her life-threatening heart condition. No other Cardiologists detected it. Dr T. worked with us for over a year to develop a strategy and plan-of-action to get this critical procedure addressed. There's not enough words to describe the treatment, top-level service, and willingness to serve as a resource throughout the process. The Whole Team at Choice Physicians will go above & beyond for their patients. If you are looking for a medical practice that will be attentive to your individual needs, I highly recommend this one! They are LITERALLY life-savers.
    Joey Crawford
  • Both doctors are amazing and easy to deal with. I've tried 3 different doctors in the Fort Lauderdale area looking for someone who actually pays attention to their patients and cares. I found them with Choice Physicians. Easy to communicate with, beautiful/relaxed office...all around wonderful place to go! Highly recommended!
    Roger Posey
  • Both Dr Ruiz and Dr Sizemore-Ruiz are superlative Physicians and impeccable human beings. Their fund of knowledge is quite impressive but most important is the fact that they care! The patient comes first. You feel confident that your problems are being fully addressed. They are never rushed, you have their full attention, and you know that you are their priority. Physicians like these are few and far between.
    Joseph Perez
  • Dr. Sizemore-Riuz is always very helpful and will go out of her way to make sure I get the care needed. She is always accessible by phone should I have any questions, and she will follow up with me personally to make sure I am recovering well. Their office is very comfortable and has a home like feel. Much better than the normal doctor's office atmosphere. By far, the best doctor I have ever had!
    Katie Bausher
  • This power couple cares! They're not pretentious in the slightest. They concentrate on quality, not quantity care. I never feel rushed and my questions are always answered thoroughly. Very competent and compassionate physicians. 6 STARS!
    Kelly Perona
  • Dr. Tiffany and Dr. Ruiz are definately your "Choice Pysicians." They are both wonderful doctors full of positive energy and extremely warm hearted. Truly a blessing, I recommend them without any reservation.
    Jacqueline Guzman
  • I have the pleasure of working directly with Dr. Tiffany Sizemore-Ruiz through her work with the American Heart Association where she serves on the Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale Executive Cabinet in a leadership role as The Circel of Red Chair. She is a passionate advocate for Heart Health with emphasis on prevention. Dr. Sizemore-Ruiz is very approachable when interacating with patients and volunteers throughouot the county. Dr. Camilo Ruiz, is also active with the American Heart Associaton and together they make a dynamic and committed team.
    Kelly Perona