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Consumer Issues Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Mar 12, 2014 - 1:29:28 PM



First Concierge Medicine Practice, Advanced Health, Joins BuildMyBod

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Mar 12, 2014 - 1:24:35 PM



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(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Francisco, CA - March 12, 2014 -- BuildMyBod founder Jonathan Kaplan M.D., FACS announced today that Payal Bhandari M.D., founder of Advanced Health in San Francisco is the first primary care concierge physician to join the growing list of doctors who use its patented pricing platform.  BuildMyBod is the first site, mobile app and widget to offer pricing information for consumers interested in learning how much medical services and procedures cost before seeing a physician.  Dr. Bhandari incorporated the BuildMyBod pricing widget into her concierge medicine practice website so that patients have full visibility of pricing information before coming to her office.

"We are delighted to add Dr. Bhandari to our BuildMyBod.com family," said Dr. Kaplan. "In this chaotic healthcare environment, she is committed to providing highly personalized, comprehensive primary and acute care.  She achieves this through mutual respect and collaborative communication with patients.  In a high tech medical environment, Dr. Bhandari is on the cutting edge of technology and price transparency while providing individualized care to patients and families of all ages."

"Adding BuildMyBod's pricing platform was an important element to the Advanced Health website.  It allows the pricing of medical services to be fully transparent with an easy user interface," said Dr. Bhandari.  "Patients can readily find out the cost of services, procedures and immunizations and plan appropriately.  In this age of instant information and unclear healthcare costs, it is important for everyone to know what to expect."

Medical procedure and out-of-pocket pricing is of immense online interest. According to Google search data, out of the millions of medical Google searches that occur monthly, 10 percent are explicitly seeking pricing for procedures and services.  Dr. Kaplan says that consumers love BuildMyBod's platform because its cost model is timely and transparent.

For more information, visit www.buildmybod.com.

About BuildMyBod

BuildMyBod.com offers consumers a complete database of procedure pricing for cosmetic and other out-of-pocket procedures from BuildMyBod's database of nearly 100 doctors in the U.S. and Australia. BuildMyBod is expanding its price transparency efforts to include concierge medicine, dentists, veterinarians and tests and procedures purchased through high-deductible health plans. Visit the blog, twitter @buildmybod, Facebook and Pinterest.

About Advanced Health

Advanced Health offers personalized comprehensive care focused on the patient-doctor relationship.  By helping patients get well, stay well and be well, Dr. Bhandari helps patients enjoy life more completely, and spend less time and money being sick.  Visit the website to learn more about the practice.


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