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CMT “SPECIALTY” SPOTLIGHT: “New mobile Audiology practice opens in Naples with mobile, Concierge services.”

By Marilyn Moore, 11:55 AM, Aug 26, 2015

New mobile audiology practice in Naples puts a concierge spin on hearing loss treatment. Dr. Rasmussen offers personalized service at home… and on the go

Offering concierge-style service and in-home visits, a Naples doctor is opening an audiology practice that will bring a new dimension to the treatment of hearing loss in Naples.

Dr. Ann Rasmussen, Au.D., CCC-A, is an award-winning and nationally recognized doctor of audiology who previously worked locally with several hearing aid practices. In opening her own practice this month, she saw an unfilled need in the marketing of hearing aids.

During 16 years of working in the field of Audiology, she heard over and over again the same complaints from patients: “I have to drive so far to this office… I always get lost… I have so many other appointments… I see a different provider each time I visit. Why can’t I stick with the same Doctor?”

Says Dr. Rasmussen: “All I could think is there must be a better way to help my patients. With the latest advancements in hearing technology, why couldn’t we be more mobile?

“I can now help my patients in the comfort of their own home, office, or doctor’s office. Concierge access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As the only fully concierge Doctor of Audiology in Naples, I promise the best patient care. Focusing on a limited amount of patients allows me to be an old-fashioned doctor, and provide patient care the way it is supposed to be.”

Rasmussen is among several Naples clinicians riding the concierge band-wagon in recent years. Most are focused on internal medicine or other medical specialties. Like them, Rasmussen will visit patients at home, in nursing homes and in their offices, by appointment. She is quick to note that her services – while in the “concierge” realm – should be affordable for most.

“We provide the concierge service of a doctor, but we are not based on sales. Sales offices require that patients pay fully out of pocket, then make it the patient’s problem to seek reimbursement from insurance. Doctors Hearing LLC bills insurance and takes the burden off the patient. The patient will be responsible for what insurance does not cover, but the patient’s balance is typically lower than what would be paid at other hearing offices.”

Originally from San Francisco, Rasmussen earned a Bachelor of Arts from Regis University and Doctorate in Audiology from the University of South Florida. She was awarded the position of Research Fellow at University of South Florida in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she conducted speech-in-noise testing and analyses.

Dr. Rasmussen has been nationally recognized for her work on speech understanding in noise, which was published by the Acoustical Society of America. She was honored with the Hillsborough County, Florida, Outstanding Service Award. She has been recognized by the Sunshine State Seminar on Hearing for clinical implementation of the American Academy of Audiology guideline for audiologic management of the adult patient.

She is a former Director of Audiology at offices of Ear, Nose & Throat physicians. As a top hearing doctor in the field of audiology, Dr. Rasmussen was the first approved licensed provider in Naples for Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment.

Dr. Rasmussen is a specialized provider of tinnitus treatment, aural rehabilitation, ear wax management, and hearing aid fitting and verification. Most recently, Dr. Rasmussen earned recognition in Naples Daily News for excellence while working at a local Hearing Aid and Tinnitus Treatment Center.

Dr. Rasmussen is also able to hone her audiologic talents while taking care of her sister and daughter who both live with hearing loss.

Services Offered:

  • • Hearing evaluation & treatment
  • • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) evaluation & treatment
  • • All hearing aid brands
  • • Concierge service available
  • • Insurance accepted
  • • After-hours and weekend appointments

 

SOURCE: http://www.naplesnews.com/ugc/business-ugc/new-mobile-audiology-practice-opens-in-naples-with-mobile-concierge-services_168642

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