About Ultra Wellness Medical
As a physician, Dr. Michael Williams views his role with patients as an educator in the health space, collaborator, and accountability partner. He feels that many corporate or hospital-based primary care practices loose the patient/physician relationship, don't focus enough on nutrition, lifestyle, and preventative care, and spend too much time checking boxes to make sure they are compliant with an insurance company or a hospital organization's policies as opposed to really dealing with the patient sitting in front of them.
To that end, it is truly Dr. Williams’ goal to make access to care affordable. When looking at what type of practice model would best accomplish his goals, he decided on a membership model which includes unlimited office visits, telemedicine visits, and phone consultations without the barriers of copays and insurance deductibles at each visit. With our membership model, we do not accept or bill any health insurance plans, or medicare for office visits and services we provide. This is due to the fact that as an independent practitioner, it is difficult to provide comprehensive care and maintain a higher level of customer service when forced to deal with insurance claims and regulations placed on practices by insurance companies and medicare. To ensure time and easy access for each patient, we will limit the total number of patients in our practice. At Ultra Wellness Medical, office visits will be covered under the patient's membership with no additional out-of-pocket expenses, copays, or insurance billing. We want patients to partner with Dr. Williams and have more open communication and access to healthcare without the barrier of charges for each visit. Patients deserve better care than 30 minute wait times on the phone, being offered appointments days to weeks out for acute problems, long wait times for in office appointments, doctors seeing new patients and expanding their patient panels while established patients are booked with ancillary providers and rarely able to see their own doctor, and office staff that make you feel like they are doing you a favor as opposed to seeing you as a customer. Sadly, this type of care is not the exception, but often the norm today in many hospital and large corporate based practices.
Our hope is that patients will see the value of a physician/patient healthcare relationship. To help offset membership costs, individuals can use flex spending accounts to pay fees, and certain visits might be able to be submitted for partial reimbursement from your specific insurance carrier, although this could vary based on your specific plan. Most things like ancillary (in office) labs, such as flu swabs, urine tests, EKGs, and small office procedures like cryotherapy to destroy benign lesions, are covered with the membership plan. Items like x-rays and routine blood draws are done at outside labs like Quest Diagnostice and Labcorp to be billed as normal under insurance per the hospital, imaging center, or laboratory company.
Membership Costs at Ultra Wellness Medical
Annual membership costs are $1200.00 per year or $100 per month for the first 300 patient members. For families, we offer one free child membership (limited to two visits per year) per adult paid member for children ages 6-25. Please contact us for more information. We have strived to make this an affordable option for most, providing a higher level of care much lower than most cash pay or concierge practices which are typically $1800 or more per year and often bill insurance as well. Our per month cost is lower than many gym memberships, Starbucks habits, and TV subscription plans.
Benefits of Working with Our Clinic
The benefits that set us apart include:
- A stronger patient/physician relationship
- Having real access to care including office visits, video conferences, phone calls, electronic record patient portal system, and same-day appointments
- No insurance and Medicare restrictions so we can be more creative and comprehensive in our care
- A focus on preventative care, including more comprehensive annual physicals and direct access via electronic record portal to message Dr. Williams and staff directly during office hours
- Members have Dr. Williams’ personal cell phone for emergency night and weekend issues
To learn more, contact Ultra Wellness Medical today. Call (636) 259-5222 or contact us online to schedule your appointment.
Dr. Michael Williams, DO
"I have continuously tried to focus the care I provide patients on looking at the cause of disease rather than putting a label on a problem and prescribing something to treat symptoms. With 16 years of working for a large, corporate based medical company in the O'Fallon, MO area, I have a great affinity for the community and its residents. Expanding to a private practice setting will allow me to bring more personalized, responsive, and integrative care to my patients."Learn More
Exceptional healthcare is what we strive to provide to each patient. It is our goal to bring the patient-physician relationship back to medical care. Get a membership and enjoy the perks of a doctor who is dedicated to your overall wellness.
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Call us at (636) 259-5222 today! Our fax number is 636-228-0039.