“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~Larry Elder
Every year we make New Years Resolutions. Every year the top resolutions have to do with losing weight and getting healthier -and there is a 95% failure rate by the time next year rolls in. I see this every January in my practice. Patients come in for their physicals and they resolve to lose weight and exercise . However, every year they come back and most have not met their goal – actually just the opposite. They have gained weight and their cholesterol, sugar and blood pressure are worse than before! Why is this? Why do we miserably fail? Why do I miserably fail in helping my patients achieve this noble goal?
It is because with the goal there was no concrete plan…
NOT SO THIS YEAR ! My #1 medical intervention in 2012 was instituting a Comprehensive Weight Loss Plan into my practice. After a year end tally – 44 of my patients/friends and family lost a total of 1,235 pounds!!!! ( in 9 months) In all my 21 years of practice, I have never been successful in helping my patients lose the weight necessary to reverse many of their chronic illnesses such as Diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. Yes, this has been an incredible year- and I love practicing Preventative Medicine, instead of Reactive medicine.
So, this year if you make a New Years Resolution to get healthier…have a concrete plan and not just a wish. I would love to help you! You do not have to be a patient of mine to sign up to do this program. Please check out this website for more info www.drlindalee.tsfl.com/explore or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My New Years Resolution 2013 is to help You fulfill Your New Years Resolution!
Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Beginning March 1st 2012, Wellspring Family Medicine will be switching over to a secure/encrypted email method of communication with Dr. Lee.
Why the change?
- There has been a great increase in demand for email communication with Dr. Lee
- The need to comply with the HIPAA regulations that specify that all patient’s health information must be held in security and privacy. The regulations recommend that all patient health communication should be sent securely ( encryption when sent via the internet) for such things as lab results and discussion of health related issues.
Thus, Wellspring Family Medicine is setting up a Secure Patient Portal for its patients to send and receive emails from Dr. Lee:
If you enjoy the convenience of email communication with Dr. Lee , you will need to subscribe to WellSpring Family Medicine’s Patient Portal.
There is a small annual fee of $25 per person and $50 maximum per family for subscription to the Portal. If you sign up after March 1st then the fee is $3 per month per person for the remainder of the year. This fee is to compensate for the upkeep of this portal and time spent for Dr. Lee to answer your medical questions via the secure portal email. This is a fee that is not covered by insurance (non-covered benefits fee). It is not mandatory that you subscribe to the Patient Portal, but if you opt out of this you will no longer be able to email Dr. Lee medical info and questions via standard email.
What are some of the advantages of using the Personal Patient Portal?
- Dr. Lee can send you your lab results with discussion/explanation securely
- access to Virtual Office Visits at a discount of $20 per visit instead of $30
- secure prescription refill requests
- secure encrypted emails to Dr. Lee when you have simple medical questions that do not necessitate making an office visit.
Before March 1, 2012, please go to my website and go to the Forms tab. Read the Office Policy page which has an updated email policy. Print out the Signature form and also the Patient Portal Contract form. Please sign these and mail them , or bring them in with payment. You can also pay on-line via my pay pal link on my
|My goal is to partner with you to help you achieve the best possible physical emotional and spiritual health. I will do this by offering you “old fashioned” benefits of access, time and personal attention, yet using the newest technology.
Linda M.Lee MD
Board Certified Family Physician1501 East Ave. Suite 105
Rochester, NY 14610
Fax (585) 271-6282
Monday: 9-12 1-5pm
Tuesday: 9-12 1-3pm
Thursday: 9-12 1-3pm
Directions to Wellspring Family Medicine
Wellspring Family Medicine is located at 1501 East Ave. Suite 105
Drive around to the back of the mansion and go into the attached office building.
The office is located downstairs in Suite 105
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Dr. Lee sees patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. She provides preventive and acute care, gynecologic care, vaccinations, cryotherapy (freezing of lesions and warts and small lesion removals. She also offers EKGs, and rapid strep tests.
Her practice focuses on in office primary care and she does not do hospital care.
If you need to be hospitalized she uses the hospitalist services at Highland Hospital and ParkRidge Hospital. If you are admitted at these hospitals you will be cared for by the in hospital physician (hospitalist) who works in close conjunction with Dr. Lee.
For pediatrics, Dr. Lee suggests Strong Memorial Pediatric Emergency