David A. Chappell, MD, Introduces “Personalized Care” Concierge Medical Practice in Petaluma. Board-certified in endocrinology and internal medicine, Dr. Chappell will provide full primary care to patients
Petaluma, CA (Nov. 10, 2014) – A private practitioner for 16 years, David A. Chappell, MD, is establishing a concierge medical practice in Petaluma, California, providing full endocrine and internal medicine coverage for his patients, beginning November 15, 2014. Proactive wellness, prevention and personalized care will be emphasized.
“Personalized medicine provides the best opportunity to combine my expertise in endocrinology with a return to internal medicine and primary care,” says Dr. Chappell. “The field of endocrinology is an integral part of internal medicine and general health. Endocrinology focuses on complex metabolic issues concerning diabetes, cholesterol, obesity, osteoporosis, thyroid and many other problems. Consequently it interfaces well with the objectives of primary care and preventive medicine.”
He continues, “I have always preferred to take care of the whole patient – body, mind and spirit – as I believe these three entities should never be separated in the context of health and wellness.”
Physicians across the country are establishing concierge medicine practices in order to return the physician-patient relationship to the forefront of their medical care, according to Specialdocs Consultants, Inc., a national health care consulting firm that is assisting Dr. Chappell as he transitions his practice to the personalized care model. Reducing the number of patients in their practice allows physicians to offer longer appointments, on the same or next day. Patients are also ensured personal and timely contact after hours and on weekends with direct access to their physician’s personal cell phone and email address.
“The medical landscape has changed. Doctors are increasingly rewarded for speed and protocol-based care, not looking, listening and thinking compassionately,” says Dr. Chappell. “My new practice will give me more time to “think outside the box” and care for patients without onerous financial disincentives. This will allow me to practice medicine the way I was trained to do, and continue to evolve as a physician developing a care plan for each individual patient.”
About Dr. Chappell
Dr. Chappell completed his internal medicine residency at Barnes Hospital Washington University in St. Louis, and his endocrinology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco. Board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, Dr. Chappell is a consulting physician at Petaluma Valley Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He has served on the faculty of UCSF and University of Iowa College of Medicine, and earned recognition from the National Institutes of Health for his research.
To inquire about patient openings in Dr. Chappell’s Petaluma practice, located at 141 Lynch Creek Way, Suite A, please call (707) 658-2026 or visit www.davidchappellmd.com