Our membership model of care enables deep relationships, personalized care, and movement towards prevention and overall health and wellness through comprehensive, attentive healthcare and time.
As a member of TCM, you will have the time you need with Dr. Tritel to explore all aspects of your healthcare and make strides towards your health and wellness goals. Longer appointments allow Dr. Tritel to get to know you and you to know him. Minor details shared during these times together can give Dr. Tritel insight into your health and medical condition. This allows him to properly evaluate your medical situation and make the correct assessment and diagnosis. By understanding your health, lifestyle, needs, hopes, and values, Dr. Tritel can then formulate the right plan and course of treatment for you.
TCM Availability & Time
As a member of TCM, you will have the ability to reach Dr. Tritel by cell phone after office hours and on weekends. This gives our members peace of mind knowing they can reach Dr. Tritel when they need him. An example of this would be calling Dr. Tritel for an acute ailment or other matter of concern. This could be the difference between an unnecessary visit to the emergency department versus waiting for an appointment with him the following day. Furthermore, patients and family members can be reassured that Dr. Tritel knows not only his patients’ medical histories, but also all of their surrounding issues that could be contributing to their current situation. Research that has been done on concierge medicine practices has shown a reduction in hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
Because of a smaller patient volume, Dr. Tritel will have extra time to better prepare for your appointments and confer with your specialists, family members, and out of town physicians as needed. Additionally, Dr. Tritel will have more time to stay up-to-date with current research on medical issues affecting his members, as well as learn about alternative approaches to traditional medicine that benefit his members' health and wellness.
TCM Appointments & Labs
All new TCM members will have a 60-minute initial appointment with Dr. Tritel. During this time, you can get acquainted or reacquainted, review your medical records and past medical history, and discuss your current health issues and concerns. You will review treatment plans, medications, and any weight and fitness goals you have, and your follow-up plan. In addition, if indicated, Dr. Tritel will discuss nutritional, physical fitness, and / or mental health evaluations with you. Should you want or need a nutritional or physical fitness screen, we have a nutritionist who will work with you.
If you have any health concerns or chronic medical conditions that require ongoing management, Dr. Tritel will schedule you to see him for regular follow-up appointments. These follow-up visits, scheduled for 30 minutes, create an environment for progress and improvement. The frequency of follow-up appointments will depend upon your condition, whether you are improving, stabilizing / maintaining, or worsening, and any new conditions or concerns.
If and when you you need blood work, we offer onsite blood draws. Your results with be available in your patient portal, and Dr. Tritel will contact you to discuss your results and any required next steps or actions with you.
TCM Acute Care
At TCM, we understand the importance of seeing your doctor in a timely manner when you are sick or not feeling well. Our flexible schedule allows for more same-day or next-day appointments, as well as ample time with Dr. Tritel to understand your condition, determine the nature of your illness, and get you back to health again.
TCM Home Health & Hospital Care
If you are physically unable to make it to the office to see Dr. Tritel, he will make arrangements to come to you in your home. This includes appointments to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
We understand that being hospitalized can be a daunting and stressful experience, so we take every measure to keep our members out if possible. To ease some of the burden and make your treatment more effective, efficient, and seemless, as a member of TCM, we will help coordinate your hospital care. Your TCM membership card will have Dr. Tritel's cell phone number, allowing the hospital and emergency room doctor to reach him immediately. Dr. Tritel will visit you daily if you are admitted to the hospital and help coordinate your care amongst your specialists. He has privileges at four local area hospitals. Lisa, our dedicated patient advocate, will help you with anything that you need during your stay and will always be in your corner. We will make sure that all of your followup instructions and care are clear to you and arranged for after you are discharged.