Doctor Flores is the founder of Covenant Primary Care; a faith-based medical practice. He has a vision to bring safe, quality care to patients at an affordable cost. James graduated with high honors at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. He took biochemistry at the UTHSCSA Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences earning a 4.0 GPA. Recipient of the prestigious $200,000 graduate scholarship from the Jack Kent Cook Foundation, bestowed at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. James then matriculated medical school at St. George University, completed post-graduate medical training at Texas Tech University Family Medicine Residency, and is now Board Certified in Family Medicine. James is happily married and has grown children and grandchildren. He knows the importance of family values. His mission is to treat his patients with the same concern as he would his own mother, father, brother, sister or child. He was ordained in 1989 and believes that prayer has great utility in the wellness of his patients. He has treated thousands of patients in hospitals and emergency rooms and is credentialed in health centers all across Texas. This experience helps keep his patients out of the hospital and out of the emergency room and to extend their lifespans.
Sharon Ramirez is the Practice Manager for Covenant Primary Care. She began higher education studies at the University of the Incarnate Word, then moved on to the dental hygiene program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Later, Sharon matriculated at the Baptist Health System where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Care Management. Upon graduating, she was awarded the highest educational distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Sharon has accumulated 2 decades of work experience, integrally involved in management and administration of a thriving Periodontal practice with 4 locations. She gained much experience networking with other doctors. Continuing her studies, Sharon became licensed by the state of Texas as a life and health insurance benefits counselor. She is well equipped to help patients understand and navigate their insurance coverage as well as to coordinate with their specialists. Sharon is a highly capable advocate and advisor to our patients. She is actively involved in collaborating with our healthcare team to formulate a plan of care for them. We are very blessed to have Sharon Ramirez come aboard.
Our goal is to make our patients feel better as quickly as possible. We want to keep our patients out of the hospital and out of the emergency room. Our visits are not timed. We personalize and optimize care for people with chronic conditions. We make certain all their medications meet the latest guidelines. We seek to improve their health and lengthen their lifespans. The average patient load of an office-based practice is 2,500 compared to a concierge doctor's 600 patients, but we go a step further. We aim for a patient load of 210 patients per provider. This allows us to stay in contact with every one of our patients and take all the time we need to insure they receive the highest quality care.
For the retiree or empty nester, having a doctor who will take your after-hours call, text, or email, and offer same or next day appointments, and spend as much time as you need to get all your questions answered is a luxury that most people don't enjoy - and probably think they can't afford. How do we do it? Most physicians pay 60% and 70% overhead for brick & mortar offices, staff, billing, filing claims, and more. Practices with high overhead carry a mandate to see 20 to 40 patients a day just to meet overhead, pay their rent, pay their employees, and get by. We do not have that burden, and we translate that savings to our patients. (See: "Our Fee" below)
People pay over $250 a month for a gated community and security systems, even if they may never have a problem. Our low fee offers peace of mind too, but it has great utility and value. We support adult children who are caregivers of elderly parents and often unsure of the seriousness of their complaints. Our providers will investigate the problem by calling the parent and if needed, make a house call. Most PCPs do not have time to go see their patients in the hospital. We not only visit our patients in the hospital we coordinate with their hospital doctors for the best care after discharge.
The Fee for our service is $147 - not just for one visit - but for an entire month of access to your healthcare provider, day or night.
We WANT to give our patients the luxury of Concierge Medicine that costs less than than an average utility bill. Everybody should have the privilege of quality and affordable healthcare.
We offer discounts for extra family members, widows, and those working in the ministry.
Our service can easily pay for itself. Everyone has had a sprained ankle or minor injury at one time or another. An emergency room visit can run into thousands of dollars for a stubbed toe repair or a minor repair of a finger laceration done in the kitchen while slicing food. A report by The New York Times estimated that an emergency department charges roughly $500 for every stitch placed. The article included profiles of a man billed $3,355.96 for five stitches on his finger, and a woman whose bill for three stitches reached $2,229.11. Not always, but many times Covenant Primary Care can take care of minor urgent issues. Our experience can even be lifesaving in the event of foreseeing an arising problem in a patient that could landslide into a very serious situation.
Covenant Primary Care also takes:
United Health Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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