CHICAGO, Sept. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ImagineMD (www.imaginemd.net), a direct primary care medical practice, announces the hiring of Dr. Vicki Samuels. Dr. Samuels comes to ImagineMD from Northwestern University and specializes in family medicine. She'll be joining ImagineMD's Chicago West Loop location to serve the growing demand from employers for direct primary care.
Dr. Samuels is a board-certified physician in family medicine. She received her medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1997 after having completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton. She completed her residency at Rush University—Illinois Masonic Family Medicine Program. With 21 years of experience, Dr. Samuels' ability to care for people of all ages and at all stages of life represents a great addition to ImagineMD. Dr. Samuels lives in the city with her husband and two young children.
"I'm thrilled to be part of the ImagineMD team," said Dr. Samuels. "I've spent my entire career caring for families here in the Chicagoland region. I look forward to continuing that tradition by providing 'best of breed' medical services to current and future patients in an environment which affords me enough time to practice the best medicine possible."
"ImagineMD has been partnering with businesses and organizations in Chicagoland to better meet the primary care needs of their employees," said Dr. Alex Lickerman, Founder of ImagineMD. "As a result, we've experienced explosive growth in a short time, which is why we've brought on Dr. Samuels. We're excited to be able to help employers meet the health care needs of their employees with cost effective, high quality primary care. Being able to provide care for the entire family at a reasonable cost is one of ImagineMD's missions, and we're delighted to round out our downtown West Loop office with such an intelligent, experienced physician as Dr. Samuels."
Dr. Samuels is currently accepting new patients. To learn more about direct primary care, ImagineMD, or to inquire about individual or employer membership plans, call 312-374-5860 or visit www.ImagineMD.net.
ImagineMD provides extraordinary primary care service to patients to ensure improved health outcomes while also lowering overall plan cost and represents a response to the growing dissatisfaction patients are feeling with the U.S. healthcare system. With significantly reduced patient panel sizes (600 patients per physician compared to 1,500-4,000 patients per physician in traditional fee-for-service practices), ImagineMD is able to offer its patients world-class medical care with world-class, personalized customer service. This includes same-day or next-day appointments, round-the-clock communication with physicians via phone and email, discounted prescriptions, discounted diagnostic laboratory and imaging services, and coaching for smoking cessation, weight loss, and lifestyle modification.
With 24/7 access to doctors and same-day appointments that start on time and last as long as needed, ImagineMD offers its patients what other practices can't: physicians who have enough time to take complete and thorough histories, think problems through rather than refer to specialists, and personally research problems they can't figure out immediately—in essence, providing patients not just a primary care doctor, but also a personal health manager.
ImagineMD is currently accepting new patients. Please visit www.imaginemd.net to learn more.