Heart of Arizona Optimal Care - Heart of Arizona Optimal Care
Offering patients superior cardiac disease care, Heart of Arizona Optimal Care possesses prevention services that exceed what is provided under traditional insurance reimbursement models.
A leading cause of mortality, coronary events strike someone in the United States every 26 seconds. Heart of Arizona Optimal Care was designed by Dr. Anne-Marie Feyrer-Melk as a way of breaking free of the limitations inherent in the current system, providing a higher level of care for patients. At Heart of Arizona Optimal Care, the cutting-edge program includes specialized heart and blood vessel evaluative technologies with advanced lab work including specialty blood, urine, and salivary testing that identifies risks before they reach a life-threatening stage.
At Heart of Arizona Optimal Care, services extend beyond testing and analysis work to include unrestricted direct physician access with a focus on professional consultation on nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle issues. Dr. Feyrer-Melk has an in-house PhD exercise physiologist and PhD Holistic Nutritionist available for patients to expand on the necessary Lifestyle portion of the program.
For Dr. Anne-Marie Feyrer-Melk, a consideration in creating Heart of Arizona Optimal Care was to continue basic cardiovascular services for an existing patient panel of 2,500. She made arrangements so that none of her patients would have their basic care interrupted by the expansion of Heart of Arizona Optimal Care’s services.
Dr. Feyrer-Melk and her staff still accept traditional insurance in covering basic cardiovascular care under the new program. Within the Heart of Arizona Optimal Care model, the aspects of treatment that exceed allowable health insurance billing incur an additional retainer fee.
The Heart of Arizona Optimal Care program emphasizes disease prevention for patients of all ages and medical conditions. At Heart of Arizona Optimal Care, aging seniors benefit from the program through a removal of the physician-patient barriers often associated with health care in the United States. In those cases of patients with advanced illness or advanced age, Heart of Arizona Optimal Care welcomes coordinated communication with family members, caregivers, and other physicians.
In cases of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease, the program provides continued support and assistance. Program participants also benefit from assistance in drawing up a living will, which provides for family and loved ones in a case of an unforeseen medical event.
Heart of Arizona Optimal Care offers free group sessions to educate patients about its new services, with sign-ups accepted at (480) 941-0800.