Health care system often overlooks patient needs
ENCINITAS — Frustration surrounding the current state of health care has people across the nation at a loss. Access Medical Center in Encinitas recognizes the need for quality affordable health care and provides North County patients a wide range of services regardless of their insurance status.
Dr. Ramin Farsad of Access Medical Center acknowledges the risks associated with a fractured health care system. “The system is inherently unstable, that is why U.S. health statistics are getting worse,” he said.
According to Dr. Farsad, patients aren’t getting the care that they need. “The insurance system basically tries not to pay for much of what patients need,” he said. “Health care insurance is probably the most frustrating and complex system there is.”
To combat this problem, Dr. Farsad said Access Medical Center offers a very simplified, low-cost alternative to patients who either do not have insurance or often choose not to use it because of the complexity.
Access Medical Center’s goal is to give patients the care that they truly need and not have it dictated by insurance status.
Aptly named, Access Medical Center offers its patients a full range of medical services seven days a week. “We provide a unique combination of convenient access, which allows a person to be seen quickly without having to wait for an appointment that can be many days or weeks in the future,” Dr. Farsad said. “At the same time, we can take care of a comprehensive set of issues that a patient may have ranging from a simple injury, acute illness or chronic conditions.”
Access Medical Center also offers new advanced testing systems. “We offer advanced diagnostic tests which check neurotransmitter levels and micronutrients,” Dr. Farsad said. “This can greatly help remedy long-term issues such as chronic fatigue, mood issues, poor concentration and many other issues affecting people in today’s world.”
Dr. Farsad realizes that today’s patient is busy, and often symptoms and issues go untreated or ignored due to a hectic schedule. “Most offices do not have the flexibility to manage such broad ends of the health care spectrum,” he said. “However, these issues are very real and very common for people and they need to be managed in the most efficient way possible.” He added that Access Medical Center can accommodate even the busiest calendar, as they see patients every day of the week, even on weekends.
Dr. Farsad and his team have a distinct vision for their patients’ experiences. “Using the best combination of western and holistic medicine, we provide our patients fast, efficient, proactive and comprehensive care,” he said.
The team at Access Medical Center includes Ramin Farsad, M.D.; Carol Butler, N.P.; Cheryl Jucksch, N.P.; Cambria DeMarco, N.P; Mary Ann Cathey, N.P.; Megan Walla, N.P.; Marianne Placey, N.P.; and Karen Kupferman, N.P.
Access Medical Center is located at 477 N. El Camino Real, Suite A100 in Encinitas. They are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call (760) 943-9111 or visit accessmed.net.