September 4, 2008

Contact: Lauren Nelson
Tel: 650.851.4747
Fax: 650.851.4343

Another First: The Village Doctor, the first Concierge Family Healthcare Practice in California, is pleased to announce its Newborn Program.

Expectant families and new parents can now enjoy calm, unhurried appointments in the comfort of their own homes with their Village Doctor.

The Village Doctor’s Newborn Program is something special for the “youngest” patients in the practice, offering parents an in-person comprehensive prenatal visit with their Village Doctor to answer all of their questions about the upcoming delivery.  If Mother-to-be has any medical issues pertinent to Baby, your Village Doctor is able to discuss these with the appropriate subspecialists prior to arrival.  After delivery the doctor visits the newborn daily in the hospital at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. If Baby is not born at LPCH, parents still have the luxury of an unhurried phone conversation with their baby’s Village Doctor; the doctor will be able to come by and congratulate you at Sequoia Hospital, as well as El Camino Hospital.

What comes next is truly unique…the doctor comes to your home.  A visit is done within 48 hrs of hospital discharge and then weekly through four weeks of age.  Monthly home visits then continue at age 2 and 3 months. With such frequent contact with your baby’s doctor, all the big and little questions regarding a baby’s newborn period are answered. The Newborn Program exists as a stand-alone program for the first three months of life with transition to another local community practice, or as the starting point for continuing with the “high touch, low volume” care of The Village Doctor.

Since Spring of 2004, The Village Doctor has provided patients with incomparable access and service. Contrary to typical medical practices, parents are encouraged to meet with their child’s doctor (while a child is not present) to discuss developmental or parenting questions. The Village Doctor offers concierge family healthcare and focuses on developing a deeply personalized wellness program for each patient.

About The Village Doctor
The practice offers comprehensive physical exams; preventive care and wellness programs; 24-hour immediate medical coverage by physicians including, same-day appointments, mobile phone access and even house calls; emergency department coordination; direct specialist referral and scheduling; hospital service oversight; travel medicine services; and condition-specific research to ensure patients are provided with the very best that medical science has to offer. With disciplines in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Pediatrics, clinic director, Dr. Eric L. Weiss and his team work side by side providing primary and preventive care to families from Santa Cruz to the wine country.

 If you’d like more information about this topic or to schedule and interview with a provider or the Director, Dr Weiss, please call Lauren Nelson at 650.851.4747 or email at

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