EAST WEST DPC
Family & Geriatric Medicine
Louise Ye-Liew, D.O., L.Ac aka Dr. Ye
Dr Ye is Board Certified in Family Medicine with specialty in geriatric medicine and licensed acupuncturist. Dr Ye’s path to become a practicing physician and master’s of oriental medicine have all originated from experiences throughout her life. Her passion is to provide her patients the best care possible and to provide the best continuity of care.
Many patients that have the pleasure of being under the care of Dr Ye understand that she provides compassion, time, thorough understanding and gets to know the patient and not just the ailment or illness. Knowing the person will best provide the diagnosis to the health issue.
Dr Ye was born in Shanghai, China and raised in McLean, Virginia. She attended George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr Ye studied Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Sough Baylo University and apprenticed in China for a Master of acupuncture. She is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and did her residency in Family Medicine at USC Hospital as her fellowship in Geriatrics.
What’s Included for Members
Unlimited Access to Your Doctor via email
Same Day or Next Day Appointments
Sports or School Physicals
Blood Draw Fee Waiver
15% Off Aesthetic Procedures & Supplements
Enrollment fee waived – You save $99
Age Monthly Rate
WHAT IS DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DCP)?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a method of healthcare that allows doctors to provide high quality healthcare to their patients for a low monthly fee. DPC cuts out the middleman (insurance) which allows doctors to truly be doctors. They can finally focus on their patients, and provide detailed care plans tailored to each individual patient, without worrying about insurance interfering with the doctor/patient relationship.
WHAT AGE RANGE OF PATIENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We typically see patients age 17 and above. Please see our membership pricing for additional pricing information.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP?
• Included in your monthly membership is unlimited access to your doctor
• Same day or next day appointments
• Annual wellness appointments and sports/school physicals
• Blood draw fee (lab tests subject to additional fee)
• Routine injections (injected medication subject to additional fee)
• Urine dip test
• Ear lavage
• 15% off aesthetic procedures and supplements
• Many other discounted services including lab tests, imaging, and medications. (Medications are subject to office supply only)
DOES DIRECT PRIMARY CARE HAVE HIDDEN FEES?
No. We do our absolute best to be as transparent with our fees as possible. Some services may not be included in the membership and may require an additional fee. You will know beforehand what each service will cost.
We do our best to provide low-cost options for services done outside of our clinic, however we cannot guarantee pricing for these types of services.
DO YOU CHARGE AND ENROLLMENT FEE?
Yes, we typically charge a one-time $99 enrollment fee. Enrollment fee will be waived during April and May 2022.
WHEN ARE FEES DUE?
Membership fees can be paid monthly or yearly. Memberships are set up through your patient account where you can choose your method of payment.
Fees for additional services are expected to be paid at the time of the service. Pricing will be provided prior to each service.
HOW IS DIRECT PRIMARY CARE DIFFERENT THAN TRADITIONAL FAMILY OR GERIACTRIC MEDICINE?
One of the major differences between Direct Primary Care and Traditional Care is the number of patients. With the traditional family medicine approach, we had over 1,500 patients. With this model there were many times we had to see over 30 patients per day. Our schedule was always booked and patients had to wait weeks, even months before seeing the doctor.
With the Direct Primary Care model, we will cap our practice with just 500 patients. This will allow a much better doctor to patient ratio thus allowing patients to be seen when they truly need to be seen. With fewer patients, we will have more availability for our patients and be able to offer shorter wait times, longer appointment times, and less urgent care and emergency room visits for issues that can be addressed in the doctor’s office.
This model also allows for many issues to be addressed conveniently over the phone or by video appointment instead of patients having to drive to the clinic. (Some appointments still need to be in person)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DIRECT PRIMARY CARE?
Direct Primary Care believes your medical care is a partnership between you and your doctor.
With Direct Primary Care, you have unlimited access to your doctor. You can reach your doctor by phone, email, text, or in person. Even if you have a concern after hours, on the weekend, or vacation or holidays, it’s ok! Your doctor can assess the concern and form the best plan to meet your medical needs.
You can generally be seen within 24-48 hours (exceptions may apply).
I DON’T GO TO THE DOCTOR VERY OFTEN, IS DIRECT PRIMARY CARE FOR ME?
Yes. Direct Primary Care isn’t just for patients who need frequent appointments. Our primary goal is to be there for our patients when they need us most and to keep our patients healthy. Whether you need us a couple times a month, or a couple times a year, we are there for you. Since we are able to offer same day or next day appointments, we eliminate some, not all, trips to urgent care or the emergency room. One trip to the ER can often total more than a full year membership to Direct Primary Care.
IS DIRECT PRIMARY CARE HEALTH INSURANCE?
No. Direct Primary Care is not insurance. It is high quality healthcare directly between the doctor and the patient. We do highly recommend having some form of health insurance for emergencies and/or specialists.
CAN I SUBMIT CLAIMS TO MY INSURANCE FOR REIMBURSEMENT?
No. Direct Primary Care fees can not be submitted to insurance for reimbursement.
DOES EAST WEST DPC MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN?
Yes and no. We strive to take a more natural approach to managing pain vs. prescribing pain medications whenever possible. Chronic pain medications have strict prescribing guidelines that must be met. These types of medications (narcotics/opioids) are regulated and monitored very closely to meet the guidelines set by the CDC. Patients with chronic pain, who need narcotics for treatment, are encourage to seek a pain specialist who is better suited to handle these types of medications.
If you have any questions, we encourage you to speak to your doctor.
CAN I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP?
Yes. We ask that you agree to at least 3 months of care with East West DPC when you sign the patient agreement. However, if you feel Direct Primary Care isn’t for you after that period of time, you may cancel your membership.
If you cancel your membership then choose to re-enroll, a $250 re-enrollment fee will apply.
Limited Time Only – Enrollment Fee Waived
EAST WEST DIRECT PRIMARY CARE
Office is located by Chinden Blvd & Linder Rd behind the WinCo
1524 W. Cayuse Creek Drive
Meridian, Idaho 83646
Ph: (208) 937-8372
Email: [email protected]
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