United Healthcare Is Still In Network at OIMA and BBJP
If you are covered by United Healthcare insurance, you may have recently received a letter from United Healthcare in error that we, Overlake Internal Medicine Associates and Bellevue Bone & Joint Physicians, are out of network. Please take note that this letter was sent by United in error. United Healthcare recognizes its error and is taking steps to rectify this error. You do NOT need to find a new physician. The physicians of Overlake Internal Medicine and Bellevue Bone & Joint are all still in network with United. We are taking steps to notify our patients of this error. You do not need to take any action at all. We thank you for your continued patronage and apologize for the inconvenience.
OIMA welcomes Dr. Reuben Walia, Sleep Specialist
Dr. Walia begins practicing at Overlake Sleep Disorders Center in April, 2018 and is accepting new patients. He has been named a “Top Doctor” by SeattleMet previously. Please call 425-289-3000 if you need to schedule an appointment.
Seven OIMA/ BBJP Physicians Voted by Their Peers as 2017 Top Docs (Seattle Met)
The following OIMA and Bellevue Bone & Joint physicians were voted by their practitioner peers in King, Snohomish, Kitsap, and Pierce counties as Seattle Met’s 2017 “Top Docs”: Dr. Raj Butani (Gastroenterology), Dr. Jill Enright (Internal Medicine), Dr. Allen Geltzer (Internal Medicine), Dr. Marc Mitchell (Internal Medicine), Dr. Christopher Boone (Orthopedic Surgery), Dr. Scott Bonvallet (Sleep Medicine), and Dr. Randip Singh (Sleep Medicine).
The survey asked voting physicians and physician extenders, “If you or a loved one needed care, whom would you choose?” It then asked them to consider the professional’s years of experience, competency, rapport with
patients, patient satisfaction and compliance with care recommendations, and ability to work effectively with colleagues across specialties to deliver the best patient care.
What an honorable achievement! Congratulations to our physicians!
Almost half of OIMA Physicians Named To
Seattle Met’s Top Doctors 2016 List
Congratulations to the following OIMA physicians who were voted by their peers as “Top Docs” for 2016: Dr. Scott Bonvallet, Dr. Raj Butani, Dr. Allen Geltzer, Dr. Kalle Kang, Dr. Joseph Lee, and Dr. Georgia Rees-Lui! We are very proud of our docs!
OIMA Now In Network with Premera’s Exchange Plans
OIMA is pleased to announce that effective April 15th, our contract with Premera includes all of Premera’s Exchange plans, including the following:
- AK Global
- AK Heritage Plus
- AK Heritage Select
- Foundation & Foundation Plus 1
- Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
- Heritage Prime
- Heritage Signature
If you have been waiting for our participation, please call us to schedule your appointment. We truly appreciate your loyalty and patience.
65% of OIMA Physicians Named To Seattle Met’s Top Doctors 2014 List
Seattle Met asked medical professionals in the greater Seattle area, “If you or a loved one needed medical care, whom would you choose?” We are very proud that so many of OIMA’s physicians were selected. Congratulations to the following physicians: Dr. Scott Bonvallet, Dr. Raj Butani, Dr. Jill Enright, Dr. Allen Geltzer, Dr. Kalle Kang, Dr. Sang Kim, Dr. Joseph Lee, Dr. Marc Mitchell, Dr. Sandra Rice, Dr. Randip Singh, and Dr. George (Skip) Winters!
Commitment to Clinical Excellence Since 1956
Overlake Internal Medicine Associates’ commitment to clinical excellence has not wavered since our inception in 1956. From our fully accredited sleep center to our dual-accredited laboratory to our friendly staff, come discover why we treat our patients like family.
From inside and out, we do our best to exude quality. For example, our team of gastroenterologists are superior above their national peers in detecting adenomatous polyps during colonoscopies to screen for cancer. In 2013, our detection rate was 36% for males vs. the national target of 25% and 31% for females vs. a national target of 15%! Congratulations to our gastroenterology team for work well done!
The Overlake Sleep Disorders Center (OSDC) has maintained its accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) since June 2007, making it the largest accredited sleep center east of Seattle. AASM accreditation ensures that OIMA’s Sleep Disorders Center meets or exceeds the gold standard by which sleep medicine services are measured and that proficiency in testing procedures and policies, patient safety and follow-up, and physician and staff training are all met. If you’re having sleep-wake disorders such as insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), daytime tiredness, snoring, restless legs, or sleep apnea, give us a call at (425) 289 – 3000 for an evaluation by one of our sleep specialists.
OIMA’s full-service laboratory is pleased to have met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that pass COLA’s on-site rigorous survey by demonstrating that it meets COLA’s standards of quality in day-to-day operations and the performance of proficiency testing. OIMA’s lab has earned COLA accreditation as a result of its continued commitment to providing quality testing services to its patients.
Additionally, OIMA’s histology laboratory has also met the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) rigorous on-site, unannounced annual surveys. Providing the best patient care requires a long-term commitment from our laboratories to strive for the highest proficiency performance testing, and that is our goal for each patient we serve.