In Honor of Our Veterans

Reflections On Veterans’ Day

Because in most of our world…

where Freedom isn’t free and
Liberty isn’t cherished…
where Honesty isn’t admired and
Trust isn’t earned…
where Rights aren’t respected and
Laws aren’t preserved…
where Bravery isn’t selfless and
Justice isn’t blind.

And because We, collectively the United States of America, with all our flaws, are this world’s best hope to preserve a sane and secure future for all of humanity, we at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics ask God to bless the men and women of the US Armed Forces, who, with bravery in their hearts, justice in their deeds, honesty in their words, and trust in their souls, continue each day to win, protect and preserve the Rights, laws, freedoms, and liberties we enjoy each day.

 Happy and Honored Veterans’ Day! 

God Bless America!

 

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“At Summit Medicine and Pediatrics, we celebrate and honor the men and women who willingly guard against evil in protection of innocence.” — Dr. Mike

 

ALERT! Dr. Mike Will Be Out-of-Town in November!

SUMMIT ALERT FOR ALL PATIENTS

 

Dr. Mike will be Out-of-Town
Tuesday, November 20th
thru
Sunday, November 25th

Dr. and Mrs. Mike will be celebrating Thanksgiving with family from TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th through SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25th (6 DAYS). They will be in Charlotte, NC. While Dr. Mike is away, our staff will be available to answer your telephone calls at 480-981-9000 during routine office hours. Dr. Mike will be back in the office on Monday, November 26th, 2018.

Although there is no ‘on-call’ doctor while he is away from the office, Dr. Mike, as always, remains available 24/7 to receive your urgent, direct call on his Summit mobile telephone 480-828-XXXX… even while on vacation!

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO RIGHT NOW…

In preparation for Dr. Mike’s vacation, please review and complete the following important tasks:

  • MEDICATION REFILLS: Determine if you need prescription medication refills. If you will require authorization of refills of any of your prescription medications within the next 4 weeks, let us know now so that Dr. Mike may do so prior to his departure.
  • APPOINTMENTS: Determine if you need an office visit. If you have ongoing or emerging medical concerns for which you would like to see Dr. Mike, let us know now so that Dr. Mike can see you in the office prior to his departure.
  • LABS AND TESTS: Determine if you are due for labs or tests. If you have blood work or radiology testing that are either ordered already or will be due in May, schedule and complete them now so that Dr. Mike can review the results with you prior to his departure.
  • MAJOR MEDICAL EVENTS: Determine if you are having major procedures or surgeries. If you are scheduled to have a major procedure (e.g. colonoscopy, cardiac catheterization, etc.) or surgery (e.g. cholecystectomy, knee replacement, etc.) within the next several weeks, let us know so that Dr. Mike may notify your physician or surgeon to contact him directly for concerns that may arise while he is out-of-town.

At any time, you may contact the office and speak to Marion or Tasha for more information on how to prepare for Dr. Mike’s being out-of-town from Tuesday, November 20th through Sunday, November 25th, 2018. Dr. Mike will be back in the office on Monday, November 26th, 2018.

And remember… whenever Dr. Mike is away from the office, all current patients may still contact him directly on his Summit mobile telephone 480-828-XXXX if they are experiencing medical concerns that require his attention… even when he is on vacation!

Direct Access Medicine® care makes your healthcare experience and mine both valuable and enjoyable. Call me when you need me!” — Dr. Mike

— The Summit Team

Open House: Winter 2018 Schedule

Is someone you know dealing with a health issue that they can’t seem to get the right treatment for? Do you know someone who has been dissatisfied with the level of service their doctor provides? Bring them to meet Dr. Mike so they can discuss their concerns and see how Direct Access Medicine® care can help. Our Open Houses are always informal, and there is no fee or obligation when you stop by.


Don’t delay!

As of July 1, 2018, we only had 5 openings remaining for new patients.

Our practice is now full and we are currently accepting patients for our ‘Future Patient Campaign List’!


Our practice is currently full, and from time-to-time, openings for new patients who wish to join our practice become available. We now offer to potential patients the opportunity to participate in our ‘Future Patient Campaign’. We begin by receiving a $250 non-refundable Reservation Fee per patient on a first-come-first-serve basis for future opportunity to participate in our innovative Direct Access Medicine® practice, a form of Direct Primary Care and Concierge Medicine that is guaranteed to make your healthcare experience both affordable and satisfying. Once an opening in our practice becomes available, we accept, in order of participation in our Future Patient Campaign, our next new patient and notify the patient immediately to get them started in enjoying the value and security of Direct Access Medicine® care. We guarantee that every patient who joins our Future Patient Campaign will have the opportunity of joining our practice within six (6) months of participating in our Future Patient Campaign.

Autumn 2018 Open House Schedule: All Open Houses are held on the last Saturday of each month (excluding holiday weekends) from 9 AM to 11 AM at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics.

  • October 27th, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM
  • November 24th (NO OPEN HOUSE; THANKSGIVING WEEKEND)
  • December 1st, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM (ADDED OPEN HOUSE)
  • December 29th, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM

We look forward to meeting you!

— The Summit Team

Fundraiser: Short Stacks for a Tall Cause

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Our Tasha and her family will be participating in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in March 2019. They are representing Team USA in Unified Basketball, and will be competing against athletes from all over the world. The team is unique in that they are the only ‘unified’ basketball team, which consists of both athletes and partners, representing The United States.

We are proud to support Tasha and her family by helping them continue to raise funds for expenses needed in travel and accommodations at the World Games. Please join us from 8 AM to 10 AM on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Applebee’s grill and bar at the corner of Higley and Brown Roads in Mesa, Arizona, for a “Short Stacks for a Tall Cause” event. Purchase a ticket for $8 per person, and enjoy a great breakfast and camaraderie with Tasha, her family, and other athletes and their families, as we join forces as a community to make their dream come true.

For every ticket purchased, the athletes and their families will receive $4 (50% of the proceeds) as a donation toward their cause. To purchase tickets, contact Tasha directly at 480-326-0014 or email at shotikangirl42@gmail.com.

Let’s help Tasha, Sawne and Anthony bring home the GOLD!!! 🥇

— The Summit Team

Happy Labor Day!

“Labor Day is for all those who work hard to push through trials and obstacles to make better their nation, their family, and themselves.” — Dr. Mike

 

During this long holiday weekend, we at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics reflect upon the opportunity and privilege given to us to assist our patients in their healthcare needs. We work hard for you… every day… and recognize that we are expected to bring our very best to the healthcare table.

We will always be ready 24/7 to make our patients’ healthcare experience both valuable and enjoyable.

“As America’s workers enjoy this holiday, let us all be thankful for the prosperity we have achieved and let us work together to meet the challenges ahead and turn them into opportunities for all Americans.” — Ronald Reagan, 1984

— The Summit Team

 

Open House: Autumn 2018 Schedule

Is someone you know dealing with a health issue that they can’t seem to get the right treatment for? Do you know someone who has been dissatisfied with the level of service their doctor provides? Bring them to meet Dr. Mike so they can discuss their concerns and see how Direct Access Medicine® care can help. Our Open Houses are always informal, and there is no fee or obligation when you stop by.


Don’t delay! As of July 1, 2018, we only have 5 openings remaining for new patients!


Once our practice is full, we will offer to potential patients the opportunity to participate in our Future Patient Campaign. We will begin receiving $250 non-refundable Reservation Fees per patient on a first-come-first-serve basis for future opportunity to participate in our innovative Direct Access Medicine® practice, a form of Direct Primary Care and Concierge Medicine that is guaranteed to make your healthcare experience both affordable and satisfying.

Autumn 2018 Open House Schedule: All Open Houses are held on the last Saturday of each month (excluding holiday weekends) from 9 AM to 11 AM at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics.

  • July 28th, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM
  • August 25th, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM
  • September 29th, 2018; Saturday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM

We look forward to meeting you!

— The Summit Team

Don’t Wait… Act Now. Summit Is Almost at Full Capacity!

Summit Medicine and Pediatrics will CLOSE to acceptance of new patients at current terms and prices effective

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018!

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Summit Medicine and Pediatrics has experienced outstanding growth and success in the last 4 years. As a result, we are almost at full capacity with current, established patients. We have the ability to accept five (5) more patients at current terms and prices if they engage with us prior to Wednesday, August 1, 2018, after which we will then initiate a Future New Patient Campaign in anticipation of maintaining optimal capacity.

What You Should Do Right Away

If you have family members, friends, neighbors or co-workers who have already expressed a desire to join our Direct Access Medicine® practice, but have not yet done so, we urge you to encourage them to come to our office right away to establish care. If they are among the next five (5) new patients to engage with us, the terms and prices of service will be honored.

For our current patients, it is very important to note that NOTHING changes with regard to pricing at your current service level; for the foreseeable future, our current patients will pay current pricing for all service levels. Effective August 1, 2018, the only change for current patients is that Service Level 1 will be available for those patients already at this service level, and will no longer be available to our established patients who are currently at Service Levels 2 through 4.

Future New Patient Campaign

Once we reach capacity with five (5) more new patients, or by August 1, 2018, we will change our terms and prices of service in the following way:

  • After August 1, 2018, Future New Patients who wish to join our practice will pay a $250 non-refundable Reservation Fee to be placed on our Future New Patient List. As established patients come to no longer require care from us, we will notify, in the order in which each Future New Patient has paid their Reservation Fee, our next new patient, assist the new patient in completing all engagement paperwork, and begin providing Direct Access Medicine® care for our new patient. It is important to understand that payment of a $250 Reservation Fee is non-refundable, and that engagement in healthcare services is neither implied nor expected until each Future New Patient is awarded their place in the practice. A place in our practice will be guaranteed to all Future New Patients within six (6) months of having paid their $250 non-refundable Reservation Fee.
  • After August 1, 2018, Future New Patients who wish to join our practice will have a choice among four (4) new service levels. Summit Medicine and Pediatrics new service levels are: A) Service Level 1 at $150 per patient per month ($450 per family of four per month); B) Service Level 2 at $300 per patient per month ($900 per family of four per month); C) Service Level 3 at $500 per patient per month ($1500 per family of four per month); and D) Service Level 4 (Hospice and Palliative Care Only) at $700 per patient per month. Future New Patients may change (one time per month) their service level to accommodate their changing healthcare needs. It is important to note that the structure and pricing of service levels will not change for our current, established patients for the foreseeable future, with the exception that Service Level 1 will no longer be available to our established patients who are currently at Service Levels 2 through 4.

The details of our new services levels are available for your review at your convenience.

All Future New Patients will be required to meet with Dr. Mike in consultation to discuss the principles of Direct Access Medicine® care and the terms and pricing of our service levels prior to being placed on our Future New Patient List. We do this to ensure that each Future New Patient has an opportunity to ask and have answered all questions prior to engaging with us.

We know that many of our current patients will have questions, and we are ready to assist. Please take a moment to call us at 480-981-9000 during routine office hours and we’ll answer all your questions. In addition, Dr. Mike will continue to host a monthly Open House from 9 AM to 11 AM on the last Saturday of each month (excluding holiday weekends).

— The Summit Team

Happy Independence Day, America!

 

“Ragged Old Flag”
— Johnny Cash

I walked through a county courthouse square
On a park bench, an old man was sittin’ there.
I said, “Your old court house is kinda run down,
He said, “Naw, it’ll do for our little town”.
I said, “Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
And that’s a ragged old flag you got hangin’ on it”.
He said, “Have a seat”, and I sat down,
“Is this the first time you’ve been to our little town”
I said, “I think it is”
He said “I don’t like to brag, but we’re kinda proud of
That Ragged Old Flag”You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
and It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it,
writing “Say Can You See”
It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson
tugging at its seams.
and It almost fell at the Alamo
beside the Texas flag,
But she waved on though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on
That Ragged Old Flag

“On Flanders Field in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp, and low, a time or two,
She was in Korea, Vietnam, She went where she was sent
by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
and now they’ve about quit wavin’ back here at home
in her own good land here She’s been abused,
She’s been burned, dishonored, denied an’ refused,
And the government for which she stands
Has been scandalized throughout out the land.
And she’s getting thread bare, and she’s wearin’ thin,
But she’s in good shape, for the shape she’s in.
Cause she’s been through the fire before
and i believe she can take a whole lot more.

“So we raise her up every morning
And we bring her down slow every night,
We don’t let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.
On second thought
I *do* like to brag
Cause I’m mighty proud of
That Ragged Old Flag”

From all of us at Summit Medicine and Pediatrics, we celebrate with you and wish for you and your families a happy, sacred and safe Independence Day!
— The Summit Team

Summit Monthly Open House

Summit announces and invites our friends, neighbors and colleagues to join us for our new MONTHLY Open House Event! From 9 AM to 11 AM on the last Saturday of each month (excluding weekends of most national holidays), Dr. Mike will host an informal open house at the Summit Medicine and Pediatrics office in Mesa, AZ. Our guests may stop in to tour the office and chat with Dr. Mike about his innovative Direct Access Medicine® care practice.

If you’re interested and learning more about and joining our medical practice, we urge you not to delay. Summit Medicine and Pediatrics has fewer than ten (10) participant openings available, and when we are full, our rates for new patients who participate in our Future New Patient Campaign will increase.

Always remember to check on our website for updates to our Open House Schedule: https://summitmedpeds.com/2018/04/07/open-house-spring-2018-schedule/

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday morning!

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We specialize in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and are Pioneers in Direct Access Medicine® care, a bold and innovative modality for the delivery of healthcare, similar to Concierge Medicine. We establish no contractual relationships with private or government health insurance agencies, and maintain strong, enduring relationships with our patients and their families. We are available to our patients 24/7 by mobile telephone and secure email and instant messaging services, afford routinely same-day availability of 30-90 minute office visits as well as extended office visit hours and house calls upon demand to our patients, and emphasize long-term, preventative health and wellness with our adult and pediatric patients.

Stop by our Open House or schedule a free, no-obligation 30 minute appointment to meet Dr. Mike, the creator of Direct Access Medicine® care. He will answer personally all your questions about this innovative style of medical practice that is restoring the Doctor-Patient Relationship in medical practices across the nation!

— The Summit Team