Questions / Answers
Parker Medical
  • What is Concierge Medicine?

    Concierge medicine provides many advantages over a traditional practice.  It is a term used to describe a highly personalized and individualized type of health care.  We utilize a patient centered model where the number of patients in the practice is limited so the physician can spend more time with patients and provide a more comprehensive personalized care.  Patients receive access to the physician and provides peace of mind knowing you have a highly trained expert managing your care when you need it most. 

  • What does the membership fee cover?

    Your membership fee covers a variety of non-covered amenities and services that most insurance plans will not normally reimburse or authorize, allowing us to deliver a more connected and personal style of primary care.

  • What is not covered by the membership fee?

    The membership fee does not cover all services that you may require. Our practice assumes that you are insured by a health insurance plan that may cover or reimburse you for labs, vaccinations, diagnostic or pathologic testing, hospitalizations, specialist visits and medications.

  • Is there an opportunity to meet Dr. Parker before I join Parker Medical?

    Yes.  Your first appointment will be a consultation session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the practice.

  • Do I still need insurance if I enroll with you?

    Yes. Concierge medical practices do not take the place of general health insurance coverage. Our practice is a primary care medical practice, not a health insurance program. You are advised to continue your PPO, Medicare or another insurance program.

  • If I have an HMO, am I able to be a member of Parker Medical?

    Unfortunately no. If you have this type of insurance, only your assigned primary-care provider may make referrals and order tests for you. Because Dr. Parker is not compatible with Medicaid or HMO plans, our team cannot provide the administrative support you may require.

  • Are membership/concierge medical practices new?

    Relatively recently, the practice of concierge medicine has grown in awareness throughout the marketplace. However, the origins can be found in the ‘90’s, largely in response to patients needing a more personalized approach to their primary care delivery model.

  • Isn’t concierge medicine only for rich people?

    Simply put, no. Concierge medicine is for anyone who demands a higher quality of healthcare, whether it be timeliness of scheduling, attention afforded during appointments, security and trust in a primary care physician dedicated to your health goals or necessity for chronic condition care that determines your needs.

    Additionally, Parker Medical is giving back to the Las Vegas area by dedicating 10 percent of its patient pool to uninsured individuals who otherwise would not have access to quality care and enroll these patients in the Direct Primary Care plan.

  • How can concierge medicine enhance care, save time and money?

    Concierge medicine can enhance care while saving you money and time by providing consistent, comprehensive care that is personalized to your individual health goal and needs. With 24/7 access to our doctors, you can resolve illnesses quickly, before the condition escalates and without a costly trip to the emergency room.

  • Will my insurance still be billed for my office visits?

    Yes, our office will bill your insurance company directly for office visits and services provided in the clinic.

  • Is there a co-payment?

    Parker Medical will collect a co-payment at time of service based on your individual insurance plan(s). Medicare patients usually do not require a co-payment

  • Are you on the medical staff of a hospital?

    Yes. Dr. Parker is on the medical staff of Southern Hills Hospital, Spring Valley Hospital, and Summerlin Hospital. If you require hospitalization, Dr. Parker will make daily visits and coordinate your in-patient care working with physicians who are based at the hospital.

  • Who will cover for you when you are not available?

    On the infrequent occasions when Dr. Parker is out of town or otherwise unavailable, our office will have another concierge quality physician maintain practice coverage. Even when out of town, Dr. Parker will generally be available by phone to patients and to covering physicians. For practical reasons, our office reserves the right to designate another qualified physician to perform all services should the need arise.

  • Are you a Participating Provider for Medicare?

    Yes, Dr. Ryon Parker is a Participating Provider with Medicare and will bill Medicare on your behalf, as required by law.

  • Do you bill Medicare for the annual concierge fee?

    No. The annual concierge fee only includes services that are not covered by Medicare and, as such, cannot be paid for or reimbursed by Medicare. Our office will bill Medicare for your sick visits and for any additional services performed at our practice that ARE covered by Medicare.

  • Will my private insurance reimburse my annual concierge fee?

    It is unlikely that this service will be reimbursable. However, some Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account plans may pay for all or part of the annual fee. Members are advised to consult their human resources representative at their place of employment.

  • Is the annual concierge fee tax deductible?

    Patients are advised to consult with their tax consultant to clarify qualification in their circumstance.

  • What about lab, x-ray, specialists’ fees and hospitalization?

    Your annual fee pays for membership in the practice, and for many other amenities listed in Section A of the Concierge Agreement. However, all other procedures and services not performed in our office will be billed by the performing entity.

  • Does the clinic have imaging services on site?

    Yes, we are contracted with a local mobile imaging group who will perform x-rays, ultrasound, and cardiac echo in the convenience of our facility. 

  • Can you draw labs?

    For your convenience, labs are drawn in-office and will be covered per your individual insurance plan. We have affordable self-pay rates if you have a high-deductible plan or do not have insurance.

  • What if I have an emergency?

    If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately. After you call 911, please call me. I will attempt to coordinate your emergency care thereafter. Patients are asked to contact me before going to any urgent care facility and at any time of the day or night. I will attempt to address urgent after-hours problems directly.

  • What do I do if I become ill while traveling or away on an extended vacation?

    Call 911 if you have a life-threatening emergency. Then call our office at (702) 778-2204. Call our office first if the problem is minor. Except for a few controlled substances, most prescriptions can be ordered anywhere in the country.

    If necessary, it may be possible for our office to find you a resource where you are for care. If you seek care at an emergency room or urgent care center out of our area, Dr. Parker requests that you have the doctor seeing you call our office for coordination. Our staff will be readily available for phone consultation with you and/or other health care personnel. If you should require hospitalization while away, at your request, we will establish phone communication with you and your attending physician(s) to ensure continuity of care.

  • What if I need to see a specialist or a surgeon?

    Of course, our patients are free to see any specialist they wish. Our team is available to help you decide what specialists to see and to coordinate such consultations. In this way, the most appropriate resource is used, the earliest arrangements are made, and your applicable medical information is sent in advance of your specialist visit.

  • What about the cost of prescription medications?

    The cost of prescription medications is the patients’ responsibility and in most cases, should be covered by their insurance plans. We have expertise in assisting patients in purchasing medications in the most cost effective manner.

  • Will I be required to pay my annual concierge fee even if I do not use your services?

    Yes. Paying your concierge fee allows you to be a member of the practice whether you are sick or well. However, our practice is not an insurance company and does not cover the medical services you receive. We strongly encourage you to utilize the amenities offered including wellness consultations and emails for appropriate non-urgent health related questions, regardless of your state of health.

  • Can I be seen just once for an executive physical?

    Yes, but we aim to develop lifelong relationships with our patients and are committed to offering the Las Vegas community personalized primary care. We believe our success—patient satisfaction and professional fulfillment—is derived from a care model is built on close, personal relationships with our patients. Please ask about our executive physical plan.

  • Can you care for my child?

    Dr. Parker is a qualified pediatrician to meet your child’s primary care needs. It is strongly recommended that at least one paying adult membership accompanies a child membership.

  • Do you make house calls?

    Members of our practice are expected to be seen in our office for foreseeable or non-emergent, acute-care needs. Dr. Parker will meet patients after-hours at the practice location for individuals who require urgent care and assessment. 

  • How do I pay the membership fee?

    Patients may pay upfront and in-full or patients may pay in monthly, quarterly or semi-annual installments via our automated payment system, which automatically processes payment on a scheduled and recurring basis. The first 90-days of membership are non-refundable.

  • What if I no longer wish to be a member?

    You may cancel your membership with the practice at any time and for any reason by giving 30-days advanced written notice.