Many patients today feel like their doctor
is too busy for them. "Service" is a tired cliché.
Choices are sharply limited by insurance. Rather than focusing
on your medical concerns, doctors today spend too much time
on authorizations and payment.
Worse yet, millions of Americans have no health
insurance. Government programs like MediCal care for the poorest,
but every day patients fall through the cracks. Most are "working
poor" families. Each year, one in four Californians under
age 65 is without health insurance for some period.
St. Luke's Family Practice is a non-profit organization that
bridges the gap. We provide primary health care to two very
important groups -- Benefactors and Recipients.
Benefactors are individuals and families blessed
with the ability to support the work of St. Luke's Family
Practice. They also receive their primary care from one of
the physicians at St. Luke's Family Practice.
Recipients are those less fortunate who cannot
currently obtain health insurance and do not qualify for government
programs. They can also obtain primary medical care without
charge from St. Luke's Family Practice.
Two Practices In One
Our innovative approach to health care allows us to provide
care to Benefactors and Recipients while eliminating insurance
billing and collection. This allows our doctors to make care
decisions based on what the doctor feels is best for the patient.