About Us - Decatur Location
Our new practice is a novel concept that we hope will be the future of excellent, affordable health care. My family has opened a pediatric primary and urgent care practice that offers comprehensive care to families with children. No longer do patients need to be "hostages" of tertiary care (the ED), there is an alternative. The current spectrum of health care is primary care and tertiary care. Any patient that is more than a little sick is directed to the emergency department. Typically, a visit to the ED requires a high co-pay and a long wait (I know since I have worked in the ED for the past 25 years). What happened to the days when you could go to your doctor for most of your health care needs?
It is true that urgent care is a rapidly expanding area of medicine, however, we at CorrectMed believe that people want to go to "their" doctor, and not a doc in the box at CVS, Walgreens etc.
People want the personalized touch of a primary care physician.
Wouldn't it be great if that practice could offer high quality urgent care as well?
Primary care physicians have become triage coordinators, sending most of everything to the ED when there is a cut, broken bone or acutely ill patient. The emergency department, which is overcrowded, time consuming, and expensive is not the place where families want to spend their time and health care dollars.
Our model offers both primary and urgent care. We can take care of fractures, IV hydration, lacerations, asthma, etc. Imagine paying a $20-50 co-pay (your primary care co-pay) to see YOUR doctor at the same office and have all but the most acute care needs managed there. The last three patients I saw at my practice paid $20, 25, and 30 for their co-pays and saved an average of $70-125. In this economy that represents a huge personal savings. And the waiting times were under 10 minutes for all of them.
David Goo, M.D.
Our facility is state of the art, with lab, x-ray, and a beautiful spacious clinic. Please come by and see us. People that come in to our facility say, "I feel better already" as they enter the lobby. It is pediatric oriented and friendly.
When I discuss my family, I am talking about myself, a physician who has 20 years of experience as a pediatric emergency medicine attending who taught at Emory Pediatrics for over 15 years as the educational coordinator for the pediatric emergency department. My daughter graduated from Emory pediatrics, and is the primary care pediatrician. My wife is a certified nurse midwife with 20+ years of experience and a keen interest in adolescent gynecology. She will be offering adolescent gynecology (a sorely needed area) to all the girls becoming young women.
So our family will provide family centered care to the community. We have been in the Lake Claire/Druid Hills area for the last 25 years. Let our family take care of yours the way a family wants to be cared for.
To re-iterate, less expensive co-pays (often saving over $100), with decreased waiting times (Sunday and Monday there were three plus hour waiting times in the Egleston ED), AND superior care. The burden to the government, and insurance companies will be lower, and the focus will be back to PRIMARY CARE, which is what we need.