Lake Highlands Doctors Express Announces Patient Friendly Summary of Care Levels and Costs

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Carol Ansley, owner of Dallas neighborhood Lake Highlands Doctors Express, announced the urgent-care center will be providing level of care pricing for self-paying patients.

“We want to help patients know what their care will cost, before they are seen by a physician," said Doctors Express owner, Carol Ansley.

Carol Ansley, owner of Lake Highlands Doctors Express, announced that the urgent-care center will be providing level of care pricing for self-paying patients. “We want to help patients know what their care will cost.

“There’s a whole new level of uninsured people in today’s economy. Some have lost their jobs, and no longer are covered by health insurance from their previous employer, and others have made the economic decision to not have health insurance,” said Ansley, who previously served as CEO of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition and as Vice President-Strategic Development at Medical City Dallas.

“We want to provide them with a center where they can come without fear of not having any idea of what their care is going to cost.”

The Care Levels begin at $99 for a physician visit with no tests, $139 for a physician visit and one test or procedure, $199 for a physician visit, two tests or procedures, $229 for a physician visit, tests and complex procedures, and $299 for a physician visit, complex tests and procedures. These prices are significantly lower than those in the ER.

“We can tell the patient prior to care what their treatment is going to cost,” Ansley said. “This greatly reduces the anxiety of coming in for help.”

The Lake Highlands Doctors Express opened in November 2010 and is located at the intersection of Royal Lane and Skillman Street at 9901 Royal Lane, Suite 106.

The 2,515 square foot center includes a triage room, four exam rooms, lab, digital X-ray, and an electronic medical record system, allowing the visit data to be forwarded to the patients’ primary care physician if they wish, or a referring hospital if necessary. Open
7 days a week, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doctors Express fills a void in the community for working parents, busy families, and neighborhood business workers as an alternative to an ER visit. Doctors Express accepts most insurance plans, no appointment is needed, and walk-ins are welcomed.

Treating everything from cuts, bruises, fractures, and flu, Doctors Express offers on-site lab tests, and digital X-rays. Patients are always treated by a physician, board certified in family practice or internal medicine. The highest quality of medical care is guaranteed without the high cost and the long wait times usually experienced in a traditional ER room. Most patients will be seen in 15 minutes. Philip F. Bronowitz, M.D., serves as Medical Director and sees patients and is in charge of patient care at the facility. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Bronowitz has practiced medicine for 30 years in both private practice and emergency medicine settings.

About Doctors Express: Lake Highlands Doctors Express is a member of the nationwide family of high-quality, urgent care Doctors Express centers. Founded in 2005, Doctors Express is based in Towson, Maryland, and was created out of a desire to upgrade urgent healthcare options in the United States. Doctors Express believes that urgent care should be provided by highly trained physicians, backed by a well-qualified staff, in comfortable yet modern facilities. For more information visit:
http://www.doctorsexpressnorthdallas.com

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