A Message from David Alonso, MD
I have practiced medicine here in Chico for the past 7 years, and during this time I have had the privilege of caring for many of you and your families. It has been such an honor to be your physician and share in your quest for a healthy, active life.
As you know from personal experience, our healthcare system is becoming extremely complex. From my perspective as an experienced physician, the many changes underway in healthcare will continue to affect our relationship and my ability to provide the highest quality service to you, my patients. After much reflection and soul-searching, I have decided that I do not want to compromise my diligent attention to your individual care.
Therefore, I am going to devote the next phase of my medical career to providing services for a smaller group of patients. We will work together, in partnership, to further optimize your well being. An important step in this process will be the development of your personalized wellness plan. We will meet and discuss the results of your examination and tests, identify areas on which we need to focus, and craft a wellness plan personalized just for you. We will work together to ensure that you are implementing your plan. We will continue to bill your insurance company for the delivery of your medical services.
I look forward to partnering with you on your quest for optimum well-being and happiness. I hope you will join me on this exciting journey.
Dr. David Alonso Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is your motivation Dr. Alonso?
A: I have been in medical practice for over 11 years, and it is clear that the practice of medicine is changing—and not for the better. It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to deliver high quality personalized care to you in today’s healthcare system. I want to spend time with my patients and deliver thoughtful and thorough care to them.
Personalized care is an innovative model that is becoming increasingly popular throughout our country. I look forward to serving you in this more personalized model with the goal of making the next years of your life as exciting and fulfilling as possible.
Q: What are the Benefits of Personalized Care?
A: The Personalized Care Program includes:
- A custom tailored wellness plan.
- On-time and unhurried office visits.
- Same or next business day appointments that start promptly.
- Physician availability for your visiting friends and family.
- State-of-the-art Electronic Health Records.
- Personalized health research and in-depth health history.
- 24/7 availability via dedicated cell phone or email.
- My undivided attention.
Q: How Much does it Cost?
A: The annual cost for this program is $1,500 per patient, with discounts available for additional family members. We will be happy to care for dependents of members, age 18-26, (fee-for-service shall apply). When possible, we will also accommodate friends and family visiting from out of town.
Q: How do I Join?
A: Visit our office and meet with our Patient Liaison, who will explain the benefits of the program and answer any questions that you may have. Our Patient Liaison will be able to provide you with all of the documents that you need. You may also download, review, and complete the membership agreement by clicking on the “Member Agreement” link on this webpage.
Q: What happens to Patients who choose not to join?
A: If you choose not to join the program, we will make arrangements to ensure that you continue to receive high quality healthcare.