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November 29, 2017

Thank you so much for your patience!

We never expected it would take us this long to open. We are getting antsy. 

Some updates:

We have gotten all of our applications in for Medicare and the major PPO insurance providers. We plan to be in-network with the major insurance carriers, though we are not participating with any HMO's, including the local Medi-Cal providers. We will also accept private pay for those without insurance.

We are excited to procure an EKG machine, spirometer, and autoclave this weekend, some of the last instruments we need to provide you with comprehensive primary care services! We are happy to partner with Quest labs, which provides multiple locations and very professional handling of patient labs. 

We have a been beautifying our patient areas for your comfort, and installed a ramp for ease of access. We can't wait to open our doors for you!

We are ready to start receiving your records!

Please fill out the attached form. You can them mail it to us at our PO bo...

September 21, 2017

It has been a long process and a steep learning curve getting an outside-the-box practice started. It has been painful to see former patients without healthcare resources and not be able to help them. We hope to offer some advise for receiving care in the Mariposa area in this interim period.

Medical Records

If you were a former Horisons patient, I advise you obtain a copy of your medical record. The organization is filing for bankruptcy and your records may be more difficult to obtain in the future. According to a sign posted on their doors in July, requests for medical records must be made in writing, including the name, date of birth, last four digits of social security number, dates of service requested, and where records can be faxed or mailed (must be a home address). It should be signed and mailed to 936 West Main Street, Merced, CA 95340. It also mentions they accept walk-in requests Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. It mentions a possible charge for printed requests. To v...

When did healthcare get so impersonal and demoralizing? The changing culture of healthcare benefits nobody except administrators and insurance companies. I have been disgusted at the barriers that outside parties create between doctors and patients, and between patients and the care they need. 

Is there a solution? After researching, I found that there has been a movement over the last decade to start micro-clinics based on relationships and mutual respect. Read about how one doctor created such a clinic and helped others here.

What would be your ideal clinic? What kind of services would you like available in Mariposa? What would make you feel better about your personal care? Can we make something better for Mariposa together?

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PO Box 2301

Mariposa, CA 95338

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