“Dr. Elizabeth Khan is my doctor. She is the finest and most humanitarian doctor in the Lehigh Valley. I have traveled the world as an artist and I recommend her highly!”. – Christiane S.
The Value of Prevention
Your annual checkup should go well beyond recording your vital signs, screening for risk factors, and a physical exam. Our focus on Preventative Healthcare includes providing you with an individualized program designed to find issues before they become problems, and give you the information and resources you need to live the healthiest life possible.
This Prevention Program, paid for by your annual membership fee, includes a comprehensive range of screenings and diagnostics that are probably not covered by Medicare or traditional insurance, even though they have been proven to provide early detection.
We take all the time necessary to help you understand your personal test results, what they mean, and how they can be improved. Together, we will design a plan with specific action steps, determine how to measure your progress, and establish a time frame to go with it.
The family membership includes children up to 26 years of age.
The way we practice medicine is to put the patient in the center, and design the steps around him or her according to the individual’s unique situation. Whether you’re in perfect health, dealing with a chronic condition such as diabetes or arthritis, or concerned about a family history … we will identify the right steps for you, and design your program around your needs and your goals.
Your plan can include anything from nutrition to fitness plans … from managing cholesterol levels to blood pressure … from sexual health to emotional well-being.
The Benefits of Time
We take the time to make sure we have a complete understanding of you and your health situation. And we take more time to make sure you too, have a complete understanding of the state of your health, what lifestyle factors are affecting it, and what you can do to improve it.
We do everything we can to manage time — from giving you an appointment the same day or the next day. Your appointment will start on time, so there’s no long waiting in the lobby or the exam room. And in the event of an urgent need, you can reach your doctor after hours.
Our patients tell us that this extra time, which enables them to establish a personal relationship with their doctor, has made a huge difference in their health outcomes.
Putting You in Control
Being sick is expensive. First, it costs you time — time away from work, away from family, away from all the other things you’d rather spend your time on. Second, even the best insurance plans have copays and deductibles. Then there are the costs of tests, prescriptions, and emergency room visits.
Our goal is to focus on prevention. By helping you reduce risks of disease and illness, we can help save you all that time, all that money, and all that inconvenience
Patients who understand their own health, and the factors that affect it, can make better decisions and lifestyle choices. By focusing on prevention, patients learn to improve their own quality of life.
Improved Patient Understanding
Studies show that most Americans could stand “to lose a few pounds.” And that suggestion is frequently mentioned at annual check-ups. However, our personal relationships and Prevention Program goes beyond that gentle suggestion. For example, if your job is stressful, you have a family history of diabetes, and the beginning signs of osteoporosis, we can tell you how much weight to lose, how to lose it, and which exercises to do make you feel better today, and stay healthier longer.
Many patients assume that certain health issues they’re facing are the natural result of aging, or another chronic condition such as hypertension or arthritis. But your customized Prevention Program takes all that into account and can recommend a plan for diet, exercise, fitness, weight loss, etc., that will enable you to live better. There’s always room for improvement.
Getting sick can be very expensive. Trips to the ER or Urgent Care … surgical or nonsurgical procedures … prescription drugs … outpatient tests … are all very expensive. Take heart disease, the number one killer in this country. Medicare has stated that someone who has had a heart attack will spend 60% more out-of-pocket than someone who hasn’t. Doesn’t preventing that heart attack sound like a much better idea?