Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What is your “unique practice model”?

Answer: We charge a modest fee to be part of our wellness program, which allows us to see half as many patients as other primary care offices. The fee helps to pay for our experienced staff and to provide services that are not typically part of normal insurance benefits. To join our program it costs $90 per quarter for the first person, $60 per quarter for the second, and $30 per quarter for each additional person. Effective January 1, 2019 we will waive the fee for Medicare patients

Question: Do I need to pay the fee the first time I have an appointment with Dr. Taubman?

Answer: Absolutely not! We want you to be comfortable and confident with your choice to join our wellness program.

Question:  What are the benefits of joining Olney Medical and our wellness program?

Answer: First and foremost you get access to one primary care physician, Dr. Edward Taubman, who was once again rated Top Doctor by “Washingtonian Magazine”. Dr. Taubman is an acclaimed diagnostician who takes the time to get to know each and every one of his patients. Paying a small fee each month to be a part of our wellness program ensures that you will get doctor appointments when you need them the most—no more waiting when you’re really sick and need to see the doctor!

We have opted not to be a part of a big health care conglomerate so that when we want to create something unique for our patients, such as our multidisciplinary weight loss program and our Boston Heart cholesterol profile, the latest technology to screen for cardiac risk, we can.

Question: Is it true you offer in-house blood work?

Answer: Yes! We know your time is valuable, which is why we have our own dedicated phlebotomist—so you don’t have to wait at a large laboratory to get your blood drawn.

Question: What is the staff like at Olney Medical?

Answer: We have the friendliest and most competent and efficient office staff you will ever meet.  We are one of the few practices that think experienced registered nurses like Ginny Leake, R.N. are important in managing your health care. But don’t take our word for it—see what some of your friends and neighbors have to say about their experience at Olney Medical.
Still deciding whether or not you want to join our wellness program? We understand. Give call us at 301-774-5400 to set a time to visit with Dr. Taubman for coffee and an informal conversation about your health, so we can discuss any concerns that you may have.