Changing the way Iowans thinking about their relationship with their doctor prompts new retainer medical practice.
West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 – In a day of lots of talk about changes in health care, Dr. Trae Ingram decided to do something about it. Ingram, a board certified family practice physician, decided there had to be something better for patients and for himself as well.
Bothered by the need to see a certain number of patients and a focus on treatment rather than prevention, Ingram investigated an approach to medical practice called retainer medicine.
“I want to help patients manage their health, not just treat them,” says Ingram. “Concierge medicine allows you to have a personal relationship with a physician who knows you well and is literally on call 24/7. I’m committed to helping patients stay healthy allowing for focus their personal health goals — be it weight loss, finding the energy that middle age has robbed from you or improving your sports performance.”
“Our practice intentionally has a few hundred patients instead of several thousand, like traditional practices. We also don’t accept insurance for payment. Instead, you just pay an annual fee to the physician directly,” Ingram adds.
This approach removes added expense, excess paperwork, privacy issues and undesired influence over a patient’s medical care, allowing Ingram to focus on what’s best for them.
Appointments can be made by calling 515-333-5595 or visiting ConciergeMedicineIowa.com.
About Dr. William (Trae) Ingram M.D.
Dr. Trae Ingram believes medical care should fit into your life, not disrupt it. Intentionally limiting the practice to a few hundred patients creates time to focus on medical care, especially preventative care.
After spending 8 years building a large and successful practice in eastern Iowa, Dr. Ingram is excited for the opportunity to develop a concierge medicine practice focused on restoring the doctor-patient relationship in Des Moines.
Trae was born and raised in Iowa and after completing his medical training, he took a position in Family Medicine at Medical Associates, a multi-specialty group in Clinton, Iowa. He was known for his work in the community especially in the area of sports. While there he served a large and successful practice. The desire to develop his own family medicine practice in an environment more conducive to restoring the doctor patient relationship brought him back to the Des Moines area.
Trae’s medical interests include; chronic disease management, preventive health and wellness, healthy aging, bioidentical hormone replacement, weight management, travel medicine and sports medicine.
His undergraduate degree was a bachelor of science in Exercise Science from University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While there he competed in intercollegiate athletics. His medical education started at Saba University School of Medicine Netherlands, Antilles. Residency was at Broadlawns Medical Center University of Iowa. There Trae served as Chief Resident during his training.
Trae holds privileges at Iowa Methodist and Mercy Hospitals. He is a member of the American Academy of Private Physicians as well a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine.