By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2013
Dr. Paul Pisarik has 28 years of experience in medicine.
When was the last time you left a doctor’s visit and felt like you mattered? Did the doctor rush in, ask one or two questions, give you a diagnosis and fly out the door before you even had a chance to ask for clarification? In today’s fast-paced, high-cost, high-stress world of health care providers, patient care often takes the back seat to insurance companies and high overhead from fancy, expensive office locations – and the patient frequently gets lost in the shuffle.
But, you do have a choice. There is one doctor who understands that patients want someone who will listen to them, answer their questions, and simply make them feel important. Dr. Paul Pisarik of Owasso Family Medicine is dedicated to being that kind of physician.
His practice is designed to offer patients a different type of experience. Averaging only two patients per hour, Dr. Pisarik has designed his office around five values that he holds close to his heart. “The most important goal for me is to be punctual,” explains Dr. Pisarik. “My patients know that I value their time and seeing them at their set appointment time is vital to my core beliefs. My second goal is to always be accessible to my patients. With me, I have stripped away the traditional layers of aggravations you are used to dealing with, so when you call, I am the person at the other end of the phone.”
His last three goals include providing each patient with the most up-to-date technology and medical knowledge, giving a thorough examination and ensuring that each visit is unrushed, and offering the patient enough time to ask questions and feel as though they have been heard.
This business structure is certainly unorthodox, but Dr. Pisarik is quick to point out the many advantages. “I am able to spend more time with my patients because I have a minimal overhead. I do this by not accepting any form of insurance,” he explains. Now, before you immediately decide that this would never work for you if you have insurance, Dr. Pisarik explains that his policy doesn’t mean that you have to bear the cost of all of your visits. It simply means that you pay upfront, send in the insurance claim form yourself, and then get reimbursed directly by your insurance provider.
“In exchange for doing a little paperwork themselves, my patients are paid back by receiving comprehensive medical care from a physician with 28 years of experience, much shorter office time waits, quickly returned phone calls from me – not a nurse or other staff member, and costs of common services and tests much lower than in traditional doctor’s office settings,” states Dr. Pisarik. “Some may think this is completely unheard of, but I feel as though it is important to get back to the business of being a physician.”
Dr. Pisarik also offers several different payment plans, each designed to help his patients handle the costs of unexpected doctor visits. For a complete explanation of these options, simply go to his website, www.owassofamilymd.com.
Services offered include: annual exams, well woman exams, well child exams, sports and school physicals, DOT physicals, sick visits including colds and allergies, chronic disease management, chronic pain management, Suboxone (narcotic addiction) management, X-rays, skin procedures such as biopsies, cuts, moles, cyst removal and lacerations, and yes, he even does house calls!
Finally, you have a choice. You can choose a doctor with your best interest at heart. Give him a call at (918) 212-6332 the next time you need to see a physician. Dr. Pisarik is located at 13720 E. 86th St. N., Ste. 100 in Owasso. You can follow him on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/OwassoFamilyMedicine.