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Doctor Meyer practices occupational and pulmonary medicine. His office is located in the St. George Medical Building at the address below. He provides complete pulmonary consultations that include chest x-rays, pulmonary function tests, electrocardiograms, and arterial blood gas and theophylline analyses.

Doctor Meyer maintains hospital privileges at Mercy San Juan Hospital located across the street from his office. This medical community has the second largest concentration of physicians in the Sacramento area. There are over 300 physicians located in eight major office buildings in the surrounding area, and the hospital has a medical staff of over 600 doctors. Doctor Meyer admits his seriously ill patients to this hospital, where he performs various procedures that may include thoracentesis, pleural biopsy, and/or bronchoscopy.

Doctor Meyer accepts payment for services with current Medicare, MediCal, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and other major insurance PPO (Preferred Provider Organizations) coverage. With the appropriate identification, he will also accept cash, checks, and major credit cards. Most of his patients are too ill for bare-bones HMO type insurance plans. As you know, these premium structures are based on an outpatient medical budget of approximately $40 a month of which the managed care organization takes $4, leaving $36 a month or $432 a year. The first visit/consultation along with the pulmonary function test, chest x-ray, electrocardiogram, and a minimal laboratory screen exceeds this cost. Almost all consults would also exceed this amount. Hence, one additional consult on every patient would give him a 200% profile and elimination from any HMO program. The HMO plan of a patient with a serious illness must be upgraded to a PPO plan in order to provide the usual standard of care we have come to expect in this country. Of course your Medicare card, unencumbered, exceeds all PPO plans.    

Del Meyer, MD
6945 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite A-2
Carmichael, California   95608

Phone: (916) 488-5864

Fax: (916) 488-5880 Email: DelMeyer@HealthCareCom.net