Q. What is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)?

A. Osteopaths (D.O.s) are doctors who take a very proactive approach in the overall wellness of their patients. In addition to treating immediate problems, we are always considering the big picture of your ongoing wellness, looking for ways to prevent illness in the future. We pay particular attention to your entire personal situation, which includes your emotional state as well as your physical symptoms. D.O.s are specifically trained to take a more holistic approach, evaluating personal health risks—such as smoking, high blood pressure, excessive cholesterol levels, stress and other lifestyle factors —with an understanding of how they all interrelate. In coordination with prescription of appropriate medical treatment, we help teach patients how to take more responsibility for their wellbeing and to change un-healthy life patterns.


Q. How is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) like a Medical Doctor (M.D.)?

A. D.O.s and M.D.s are both fully qualified physicians licensed to prescribe medication and perform surgery:

  • • Both complete four years of basic medical education, typically after earning four-year undergraduate degrees with an emphasis on scientific courses.
  • • After medical school, both obtain graduate medical education through internships and residencies. This training typically lasts three to six years and prepares for practice of specialties.
  • • Both can choose to practice in any specialty area of medicine, including pediatrics, family practice, psychiatry, surgery or obstetrics.
  • • Both must pass comparable examinations to obtain state licenses.
  • • Both practice in fully accredited and licensed health care facilities.
  • • Both enhance the state of health care in America.


Q. What services will be available if I purchase a Personalized Wellness Program membership for my family, my business, or myself?

A. Members receive 24/7 access to world-class healthcare along with an array of “concierge” services designed to make the entire process as easy and pleasurable as possible. At the heart of the program is our remarkably comprehensive annual wellness exam—that goes above and beyond a standard physical—with Ultrasounds, CAT Scans, & Lab Tests not typically available.

We can more effectively screen for multiple diseases and conditions such as heart disease, vascular blockages, multiple cancers & tumors, aneurysms, memory problems, etc. Call our Wellness Coordinator at (239) 992-5444 for details.


Q. Can I remain a patient of Alessi Family Care, P.A., if I decide not to purchase an annual membership?

A. YES, our current level of service will remain unchanged at Alessi Family Care, P.A., and with four Board Certified Providers we can successfully implement our Personalized Wellness Program without affecting our current quality of service. We may reserve the right to limit our new patients in order to continue our quality of service to all of our patients.


Q. Will insurance cover any of these exclusive services?

A. NO. The Annual Membership Fee for the Exclusive Services is not covered by most standard insurance or Medicare (excluding some health savings accounts), However, follow-up visits to Alessi Family Care, P.A. addressing any medical problem will be covered by most insurance and Medicare plans.


Q. How will my personal healthcare change if I become a member of the Alessi Family Care Personalized Wellness Program?

A.You will have 24/7 access to the private phone number and e-mail of your Personal Health Care Coordinator, who will expedite all scheduling and other details maintaining your health and convenience as the top priority. Services may include but not limited to, house or business calls when necessary, crisis management, facilitation of diagnostic testing, travel or out of state services, Prescription Delivery, etc. Alessi Family Care has added two full-time employees to facilitate launching this program, so you will have the extraordinary attention and results you desire.


Q. Can my doctor care for my whole family?

A.YES. As Board Certified Family Practice Physicians, all our providers are well trained in caring for many pediatric, adult, geriatric, gynecological issues, (obstetrics is excluded).