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Why Personal Medicine

A Prescription for Exceptional Care

Drs. Katzman, DeLaney & Fairchild and their staff are committed to giving you the time and attention you deserve.

 

By deliberately limiting the size of our practice, we ensure that patient interactions are thoughtful, caring, and unhurried.

 

Our focus is clear: preventive medicine and wellness.

 

We invest in truly understanding your needs, answering your questions, and being there when you need us most.


As board-certified Internists with deep connections to St. Louis's top specialists, we're equipped to address a wide range of medical issues.

 

Beyond that, we're your advocates, guiding you through the complexities of the complicated healthcare landscape.

  • How do I reach you?
    We are easily contacted at the office during usual business hours. If we are in the midst of seeing patients, we will return the call promptly. After hours we can be reached on our cell phones. For routine questions and medication refills, please email, rather than text.
  • What about specialist referrals?
    As your personal doctor, we are knowledgeable about the best specialists in the area, and have excellent lines of communication with them. Our staff is able to coordinate these appointments, and, many times, expedite the waiting time for the visit. When you visit the specialist, it will be a conventional visit using your medical insurance. We are then able to follow-up with you and your specialist about the visit.
  • What does the annual fee cover?
    The annual fee covers all of our doctor visits, whether in the hospital or office.
  • Do you make house-calls?
    Our practice is office and hospital-based. On rare occasions, we will make home visits for patients who are home bound.
  • What hospitals do you go to?
    We are on staff at Barnes-Jewish, Barnes-Jewish West, and Missouri Baptist Hospitals. Should you require hospitalization we will coordinate your care and visit you in the hospital.
  • Do you share coverage?
    We care for our patients from Monday morning until Saturday at Noon. One of us will then be on-call from Saturday afternoon until Monday morning. The on-call physician will cover all medical issues during this time. We think you will find that our practice styles and personalities are quite similar, making coverage situations seamless.
  • What is a personalized medicine practice?
    Personalized medicine is a small, attentive practice where we limit the number of patients to provide the needed time for preventative and personalized care. In order to keep the practice small and intimate, we charge an annual fee instead of billing your insurance company for visits. We serve as your physician, advisor and advocate. We open the doors to specialists and hospitals for the best medical care possible.
  • How do I sign up?
    Just call the office at 314-993-1200 and speak with a staff member. They will be more than happy to provide additional information.
  • How does insurance work in all of this?
    You need to keep your medical insurance for all of the ancillary testing, specialist consultations or hospitalizations that you may require. We currently are out of network for all private insurance and no longer participate in Medicare, but all testing (blood work, x-rays etc) will be billed to your insurance by the in-network provider that we refer you to. As long as your private insurance is not an HMO or Medicare HMO, your out-of-pocket costs will not be affected by our insurance status.
  • Does my annual fee apply to my insurance deductible, or can it be made tax deductible?
    Your annual fee does not count toward your medical insurance deductible. Some patients have Health Savings Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts which may allow for your annual fee to be paid with pre-tax dollars. You should check with your specific plan to find out if it applies.
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