It’s 2013 and I am now in my sixteenth year of private practice. It’s the fourth year in my “new” office in Hillsborough! This year I will again chair the "Run for Runaways" and I am being honored by the Women's Health and Counseling for 10 years of service. The Women's Health & Counseling Center is celebrating four decades of service to the community. A 10-year member of the Women's Health & Counseling Center Medical Advisory Board, I will be honored during the center's 13th Annual Women's Health Benefit and 40th Anniversary Celebration, held on Sept. 28, 2013.
In 2011, I was recognized in NJ Life Health and Beauty magazine for my community service, the hospital gave me a certificate for scoring in the 93% for patient satisfaction (nothing to do with being a “good” doctor, but hey, at least people like me) and I dropped Aetna insurance. No insurance? No problem, first go to www.fairhealthconsumer.org to see what the mean rates for services are in our area (estimate charge). Then call my office, let us know you don't have insurance, tell us what you need, and we'll give you up front pricing and in many cases, can help with a discount on lab fees.
Why is dropping an insurance company a good thing? The practice has really grown over the years making things busy, if reimbursement decreases you have to see even more patients just to make the same income to the practice – that formula is not sustainable. So in order to run the office at a comfortable pace where patients can feel welcome and are treated well, and to practice medicine the way I think it should be done, there has to be a floor on the level of reimbursement I will accept. Even if you come just once a year, you will get a warm welcome from myself, Terri at the front desk, and Kellie my medical technician and office manager.
The hospital awarded Dr. Hirsch with a certificate for scoring 93rd percentile nationally in 2011 for customer sevice based on Press Ganey data. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Somerset Medical Center, also serves as a member at large on the medical executive committee, Chair of Maternal Child Quality Review committee, Member of the Credentials committee and again this year Chair of the Somerset Home's Run for Runaways race committee. Sounds busy but he still has time to spend with his wife and two daughters, run, cycle, and kayak.