WE ARE TEMPORARILY NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS 2/4/2023
TO MY NEW AND EXISTING PATIENTS (RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT ORIGINALLY POSTED 2/18/2022; UPDATED 2/4/2023):
1) I will be retiring in July 2024. I WILL NOT BE TAKING ANY NEW PATIENTS STARTING 2/28/2023. IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING PATIENT, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU CHOOSE TO SELECT AN HMO THAT BECOMES EFFECTIVE AFTER 3/1/2023, AND REQUIRES CHOOSING A NEW PCP, YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE AT OUR PRACTICE AFTER THAT DATE, SINCE I WILL BE "CLOSED" TO "NEW" PATIENTS.
1A) ON 1/19/2023 I was informed that my current electronic health record (EHR)called Quanum will sunset or end this year. I am going to have to find a new EHR. Quanum assures me that your records will be migrated to the new EHR, which will either be Epic or E-clinical works.
2) I am not selling my practice, since virtually no one is in solo, private practice anymore, so there will not be a provider at my current location. I HOPE TO WORK WITH ASCENSION TO BECOME THE CUSTODIAN OF YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS AFTER I RETIRE.
3) Although I am an independent physician, many of my patients, especially with HMO's are attributed to Amita Health CIN and are managed within the Ascension system (formerly called Amita and Presence). There are many fine physicians within this system (Ascension Medical Group) with locations in Lincoln Park (Dr. John Lee, Max Arons, Khrystyna Savchuk/773-281-3563), Near North Dr. Roepke/312-280-0996), St Joseph Hospital (Ryan Cook MD and multiple other docs/773-665-6851) AND OTHER ASCENSION LOCATIONS throughout Chicagoland (e.g. Resurrection Hospital on Talcott). There is also a thriving family practice program at Seton 711 W North Ave (Alyssa Hart, James Nee and colleagues/312-337-1982).
4) Setting up medical care anywhere is a process that can take weeks to over 6 months, so I suggest
planning ahead. I will provide your medical records that are in my possession either to you
directly or to any new provider with a properly executed medical release. At some point after all the business affairs of the my practice are being settled, the medical records will be sent to a CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS and their contact info will be provided.
DR FRENCH IS A PRIVATE PHYSICIAN, HOWEVER SOME OF HIS ACCEPTED INSURANCE PLANS ARE CONTRACTED THROUGH Amita Health Clinically Integrated Plan (AH CIN).
The site number for HMO IL, Blue Advantage HMO, and Blue Precision HMO is site #494-AMITA ST JOE CHI (Blue Focus Care is site #506), however as of 1/1/2023, Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO IS NO LONGER coordinated by AHCIN. Humana HMO (site#694) is also coordinated by AH CIN (Arcadia)
CALL 888-747-2264 TO SELECT DR. FRENCH AS YOUR PCP FOR HMO IL,
BLUE ADVANTAGE HMO, BLUE PRECISION HMO , HUMANA HMO, BLUE FOCUS CARE.
MARKETPLACE HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS 2023
WE ACCEPT: Blue Choice Preferred PPO, Blue Precision HMO (site #494 AMITA ST JOE CHI) and Blue Focus Care (site # 506); French MUST be your PCP for the blue cross HMO's); Cigna Connect/Local Plus/OSCAR; United Healthcare Marketplace
WE DO NOT ACCEPT: Ambetter from Illinicare; Blue Care Direct
MAINSTREAM HEALTHCARE PLANS
WE ACCEPT: Blue Choice PPO ; Blue Cross PPO; Aetna, United, UMR, Meritain, Humana, Cigna Open Access or PPO, PHCS, Smart Health (Ascension PPO), Medicare, Blue Cross Medicare Advantage and Humana Medicare; Blue Cross Community and Meridian are THE ONLY Medicaid plans that are accepted. Traditional Medicaid may be your secondary IF your have Medicare as Primary Plan.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT: AARP Medicare Complete, County Care, Molina Healthcare, Ambetter
I prescribe STRATTERA (ATOMOXETINE) ONLY FOR ADHD and refer patients seeking amphetamines such as adderall to psychiatrists.
WE HAVE RECORDED OVER 1500 CASES OF COVID-19 IN OUR PRACTICE SINCE MARCH 2020. SOME PATIENTS HAVE HAD COVID 2-3 TIMES.
WE STILL REQUIRE THAT ALL PATIENTS WEAR A FACE COVERING IF ENTERING OUR OFFICE; WE RARELY SCHEDULE TELEMEDICINE VISITS AND ONLY IF NECESSARY AS THESE PLATFORMS HAVE SEVERAL LIMITATIONS. YOU MAY E-MAIL DR FRENCH TO REQUEST A TELEMED VISIT OR RX REFILLS: email@example.com
IF YOU HAVE COVID-RELATED SYMPTOMS LIKE FEVER OVER 100, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SORE THROAT, CHANGES IN TASTE OR SMELL, CALL THE OFFICE TO BE TRIAGED.
I WISH ALL MY PATIENTS AND STAFF GOOD HEALTH!
Neel French, M.D.
Annual Physicals/Wellness Exams
Full Laboratory Testing
Preventive Health Care
HIV and Hepatitis C management
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2 Saturdays per month: 7:45AM-12:15PM
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*Park Chicago (only $3/hour)
*Side street parking WEST of Clark Street is NON-ZONED during daytime.
*Broadway #36 or Clark #22 bus to front door (Deming)
2551 N Clark St, Suite 303, Chicago, IL 60614, US
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