Non-Profit Virtual Clinic

Project of Ateres Avigal and Dr. Jonathan Nissanoff

The Need
Over the past few years private insurance premiums have risen considerably, forcing many of our community members to switch their primary insurance to HMO or Medi-Cal coverage. Consequently, their access to quality healthcare in a timely manner has become limited.

Additionally, as a result of insurance cutbacks, many prominent doctors no longer accept private insurance. Moreover, many doctors who continue to accept private insurance are now limiting their appointments for patients with plans from low-paying insurance companies.
The objective
Dr. Jonathan Nissanoff, in conjunction with Ateres Avigail, has formed a group of physicians, both primary care and sub-specialists, who have agreed to service a number of patients each month at no cost.

This service is for first and second opinions only; it will not provide procedures or treatment.

Specialties include: Cardiology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Endocrinology, Dermatology, and Neurology. Expanding this clinic will be an ongoing process, and we will continue to provide updates as our scope of services broadens.
The outcome
Anyone with private insurance who has had trouble scheduling an appointment with a specialist will now have access to care in a more timely fashion.

Anyone with HMO or Medi-Cal plans will now have access to private physicians for first and second opinions at no extra cost.

We will work with patients for whom further treatment or medical procedures are necessary on the options available for them to affordably obtain care.
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