Most of the team is moving on to new opportunities. We’re really excited to welcome Dr. Thomas Goforth and a new team. His commitment to family medicine, patient-centered care, and holistic health and wellness make him an excellent choice to run the practice. We hope you’ll come down and meet him at one of the open houses at Freelancers Medical this August.
You can continue to see your current provider until September. We encourage you to come meet the new team at the open houses we’re hosting in August. As the new care team starts seeing patients, you’ll have the opportunity to meet them, and decide who you wish to see going forward.
Yes, most of the current providers will be leaving, while new providers will be joining the team. Over the course of the summer, we will continue to provide updates and introductions for new staff, as well as updates for expanded hours and offerings.
If you would like to make a change, you may do so during open enrollment, when health care reform allows for these kinds of changes. In the meantime, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Goforth and his team
You can get access to FM by choosing an Empire BlueCross BlueShield plan that features Freelancers Medical, through Freelancers Union. Open enrollment for 2015 has ended, but you may still qualify for coverage if you have a Qualifying Life Event. Click here to learn more.
The following plans feature Freelancers Medical:
Bronze 5600 with Freelancers Medical
Silver 2450 with Freelancers Medical
Gold 1000 with Freelancers Medical
Platinum 200 with Freelancers Medical
Once you’re enrolled in an "FM" plan with a Medical Home rider, you can go to Freelancers Medical as many times as you want with no copay and no deductibles. You’ll have unlimited access to primary care services and free wellness classes and events. Please note that you will still be responsible for labwork and other services that are sent out to other providers, such as labs or specialists, as well as for visiting another physician, provider, urgent care clinic or emergency room (even if referred by Freelancers Medical).
Freelancers Medical is unique in the way your doctors treat you and the way your care is coordinated. In fact, we have a patient satisfaction rate that’s far above industry standards!
At Freelancers Medical, we’re focused on wellness from a whole-person perspective. You’ll work with doctors and nurses who take the time to listen and get to know you. You’ll also be matched with a health coach who can help you develop a plan to be your healthiest and meet your goals.
Freelancers Medical also offers a host of programs to help you feel your best – yoga, meditation, nutrition counseling, creative classes, support groups, and more!
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We have two state-of-the-art practices, one in downtown Brooklyn and one in lower Manhattan. Plenty of time is built into the appointment schedule to keep your wait time as short as possible.
Yes. The doctors are board certified in family practice and care for patients of all ages, including children.
We’re sorry but no, the medical practice is only available by choosing a plan through Freelancers Union and Empire BlueCross BlueShield that has a medical home rider.
If you choose a plan that includes Freelancers Medical, you must designate one of the doctors from Freelancers Medical as your PCP. We invite you to come meet the doctors and health care professionals, each of whom would welcome the chance to provide you with the quality, personal health care you deserve.
Freelancers Medical is built into certain insurance plans offered through Freelancers Union. If you stop your insurance, you won't be able to keep getting care through the Freelancers Medical program.
Doctors are always easy to reach, and responsive. Send an email or set up an appointment for a video chat or phone conversation. And of course you can come in – and even schedule same-day appointments when you need them.
If it's late at night or a weekend afternoon, you can always reach your doctor and get the help you need right away.