A Squared Primary Care's goal is to develop a strong partnership in navigating your healthcare in a supportive, transparent, and straightforward manner. The practice wishes to enhance patient connectivity in this digital age through many platforms.
Letter to Patients
To All of My Patients,
Many of you have been with me for years. Over these years, I feel like I have become more than a doctor to you, and we have been woven into the fabric of each other’s lives. This is why the decision I have made to leave my old practice and begin a new one has been so difficult as I know it will affect several of you.
However, after much deliberation, I no longer felt comfortable continuing in the previous practice as it made it harder for me to treat you in the manner I always intended. Due to many changes recently in the healthcare system, I was struggling to give patients the service I believed they deserve. With ever-increasing regulation, there are more paperwork and time constraints, all of which takes time away from the reason I became a doctor in the first place: to help people in need and provide comfort during your time of medical hardship. I want to provide a personal, non-rushed environment.
As such, I have opted to go back to the old model of the physician-patient relationship without interference from outside parties. I will be your advocate, and this model will allow me to concentrate on keeping patients healthy and prevent/decrease illness and hospitalizations. I want to build and continue a long-term relationship with each of my patients, which I did in my old practice, but it had become increasingly difficult.
To achieve my vision, unfortunately, is difficult in today’s environment, and this vision requires that I move to a membership model. I know that this might affect many of you who have been my patients for several years, but after countless hours of thought, I could not find a viable alternative. I have attempted to keep the costs within reason, and, the cost in general should range from $3-$7 per day. Only you can decide if the added benefits and streamlining of your health is worth it to you. The insurance industry trend is towards higher patient deductibles. You can control where your dollars are spent.
Regardless of your decision, I wish you good health and happiness in the future, but I hope that I will be able to care for many of you going forward.
Anjula Agrawal, MD, FACP