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“This is a great opportunity for me and my patients,” said Dr. Kolonic.  “AIM Health offers both traditional and concierge payment models. Because of this, I am able to schedule longer appointment times and spend more time researching and better understanding my patients’ conditions so I can practice better medicine. This luxury of time is not something traditional clinics can do when a physician is seeing in 25—30 patients a day.”

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AIM Health | 18603 Willamette Drive, West Linn, Oregon 97068 | T: (503) 908-1590

WEST LINN, OR – May 23, 2016 – AIM Health, a new hybrid primary care clinic that offers both a concierge and traditional patient model in West Linn, Oregon, announces the addition of a new family practitioner, Dr. Kathryn Kolonic.  Dr. Kolonic will begin accepting new patients at AIM Health starting May 23, 2016.

Dr. Kathryn Kolonic is a skilled family medicine physician who believes time fosters her relationship with each patient. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a member of the Obesity Medicine Association. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego and her Masters in Public Health focusing on Health Education and Health Promotion from Portland State University. She then earned her medical degree from Touro University in Henderson, Nevada. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. In her medical practice, Dr. Kolonic emphasizes shared decision-making, health maintenance, and preventive care. She has a special interest in medically supervised weight loss.

“This is a great opportunity for me and my patients,” said Dr. Kolonic.  “AIM Health offers both traditional and concierge payment models. Because of this, I am able to schedule longer appointment times and spend more time researching and better understanding my patients’ conditions so I can practice better medicine. This luxury of time is not something traditional clinics can do when a physician is seeing in 25—30 patients a day.”

Prior to joining AIM Health, Dr. Kolonic practiced at the Providence Medical Group in Canby, Oregon.

Dr. Kolonic is a native Portlander, whose family has lived in the area for more than 120 years.

“We are excited to have Dr. Kolonic,” said Dr. Amy Gillcrist, medical director and internal medicine physician at AIM Health.  “As a family physician, she helps to expand our offering and provide more services for families in West Linn, Lake Oswego, Canby, and the surrounding Portland area.”

Learn more at www.aimhealthnw.com.  AIM Health provides an affordable membership model to ideally bring the concept of concierge medicine to a wider range of audiences.  Concierge medicine, the idea where patients pay a monthly fee to gain better access to their physician, has been on the rise nationally, with more than 4,500 physicians practicing in the U.S.  According to a 2014 Kaiser Health News article, today’s traditional fee-for-service healthcare model rewards physicians for seeing patients in bulk, thereby reducing time spent and the physician’s ability to manage more complex issues in a typical 15-minute doctor visit.

AIM Health combats this issue by keeping the patient load smaller for the clinic overall. This way both membership and traditionally paying patients gain more time and attention from their physician. AIM Health’s membership is $100 per month and gives members longer, more personal visits, same day or next day appointments, and 24/7 access to their doctor by cell phone, text or email.

The clinic is expanding to include Dr. Kolonic and a new medical assistant.  In addition, the physicians will be building a new clinic location in West Linn. AIM Health is currently accepting new patients and has a temporary location at 18603 Willamette Drive in West Linn.  AIM Health accepts most insurance plans and, contrasting another national healthcare trend, AIM Health actively accepts Medicare patients.

About AIM Health, LLC

AIM Health is a primary care medical practice located in West Linn, Oregon, and was founded on the belief that better healthcare is possible. The desire to go back to the way it used to be when your doctor was more like family; before profit became more important than patients. Drs. Amy Gillcrist, Kathryn Kolonic, and Sue Lewis are a team of highly skilled physicians who guide patients through a range of health issues from advising on preventive care to complex chronic disease and medication management. The clinic is unique in that it offers both traditional and membership based payment options.  Membership is an upgrade fee per month that provides 24/7 access to your physician.  The clinic is temporarily located at 18603 Willamette Drive, West Linn, Oregon 97068.  Find out more at aimhealthnw.com or call (503) 908-1590.

SOURCE: http://aimhealthnw.com/pressroom/

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