Why are Dr. Erica Rotondo and Direct Primary Care the BEST choice for you?

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative alternative payment model for primary care being embraced by patients, physicians, employers, payers and policymakers across the United States. The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and their primary care physician. Empowering this relationship is the key to achieving superior health outcomes, lower costs and an enhanced patient experience. DPC fosters this relationship by focusing on five key tenets:

Service: The hallmark of DPC is adequate time spent between patient and physician, creating an enduring doctor-patient relationship. Supported by unfettered access to care, DPC enables unhurried interactions and frequent discussions to assess lifestyle choices and treatment decisions aimed at longterm health and wellbeing. DPC practices have extended hours, ready access to urgent care, and patient panel sizes small enough to support this commitment to service.

 

Patient Choice: Patients in DPC choose their own personal physician and are active partners in their healthcare. Empowered by accurate information at the point of care, patients are fully involved in making their own medical and financial choices. DPC patients have the right to transparent pricing, access, and availability of all services provided.

Elimination of Fee-For-Service: DPC eliminates undesired fee-for-service (FFS) incentives in primary care. These incentives distort healthcare decision-making by rewarding volume over value. This undermines the trust that supports the patient-provider relationship and rewards expensive and inappropriate testing, referral, and treatment. DPC replaces FFS with a simple flat monthly fee that covers comprehensive primary care services. Fees must be adequate to allow for appropriately sized patient panels to support this level of care so that DPC providers can resist the numerous other financial incentives that distortcare decisions and endanger the doctor-patient relationship.

Advocacy: DPC providers are committed advocates for patients within the healthcare system. They have time to make informed, appropriate referrals and support patient needs when they are outside of primary care. DPC providers accept the responsibility to be available to patients serving as patient guides. No matter where patients are in the system, physicians provide them with information about the quality, cost, and patient experience of care.

Stewardship: DPC providers believe that healthcare must provide more value to the patient and the system. Healthcare can, and must, be higher-performing, more patient-responsive, less invasive, and less expensive than it is today. The ultimate goal is health and wellbeing, not simply the treatment of disease.

General Family Medicine

Family Medicine care, from children to the elderly.
Dr. Rotondo performs physical exams, treats chronic and acute medical condition, and performs simple procedures in her office. Skin lumps, bumps, lesions, lacerations, and boils are treated in a sterile environment.
Ask about Home Visits and House Calls.
Dr. Rotondo does not offer prenatal, obstetric, or immediate postpartum care. Women can count on their trusted obstetricians during that time.

Transgender Health

Dr. Rotondo provides sensitive full-scope medical care for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. In addition to a full range of primary care services, her practice includes informed consent hormone replacement therapy and monitoring, as well as trans-sensitive pap smears, pelvic exams, and prostate exams.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

OMT is a system of evaluation and treatment designed to achieve and maintain health by restoring normal function to the body. Manipulation is the therapeutic application of manual pressure or force. D.O.s believe structural problems in the spine can affect the nerves that travel out to the various organs, thus causing disease. The majority of D.O.s use manipulation to treat musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, repetitive injuries, and headaches. OMT is also used to balance out the autonomic nervous system: the “fight or flight” versus “rest and digest” nervous system.

Joint Injections

After a thorough evaluation of joint pain, and discussing the benefits versus risks, Dr. Rotondo provides joint injections and trigger point injections to improve your pain in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and feet. She does not provide epidural injections in the spine.