How it Works

Longer & Easy to Schedule Appointments

Schedule unhurried appointments easily by text, phone or email. Sick visits, or visits to address a particular problem, are generally available on the same day or next day. Longer appointments for physicals are scheduled at your convenience.

Limited Number of Patients

Each doctor will have a limited number of patients in their panel in order to provide personalized health care.

Seamless Records

THRIVE Internal Medicine will use Epic as its electronic medical record system. Many Chicago-area health systems also utilize Epic, enabling us to obtain your records electronically and easily coordinate with specialists.

In Office Lab Services & Testing

We conveniently offer vaccines, lab tests (blood draws) and certain point of care testing in our office.

Transparent Pricing

Our price model is simple and straightforward, with one annual fee that covers all the services we provide. There are no additional copays or fees. You can view a detailed list of covered services on our Common Questions page.

THRIVE accepts patients ages 18 and older without regard to their prior conditions or medical history. We encourage you to schedule a “Meet & Greet” appointment to explore whether our practice is the right fit for you.

THRIVE charges an annual membership fee. There is also a small one-time registration fee upon initiation of your membership which is NOT repeated annually. THRIVE membership ensures that there are no additional charges for office visits, virtual care, or any other communication with your doctor. There are no co-pays.

The following services are included in the annual fee:

  • Complete a comprehensive review of your medical history.
  • Collaborative plan of care.
  • In-person office visits and virtual visits (when feasible and advisable as
    determined by THRIVE) via the secure, HIPAA-compliant platform that we
    use in our Practice.
  • Management of chronic conditions.
  • Timely visits to address illness.
  • An annual comprehensive physical.
  • Women’s Health Care including breast exams and pap smears.
  • Coordination of medical care with your specialists.
  • Coordination of medical care with your hospital team.
  • Access to our extensive referral network.
  • Tests completed in our office, also known as Point of Care (POC) testing, with
    immediately available results (such as rapid strep, rapid flu, rapid covid, glucose, urinalysis).
  • ECGs
  • Depression Screening
  • Cognitive Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Ear Lavage
  • Convenience of in-house lab draws and vaccines (billed directly to your insurance by the Northwestern Medicine lab or Vaxcare, respectively).
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