Membership in Orchard Health Care

provides substantial, specific benefits

that promote each member’s

long-term well-being.

Dr. Sobel and Dr. Saie know that this practice format, with a limited number of adult patients, enable them to do a measurably better job for each member.

More Time

The pivotal change is more time, for your physician and for you. Face-to-face time with the patient is crucial to achieving the clinical focus on wellness:

  • Standard appointments are 30 minutes, or more
  • Checkups are 60 to 90 minutes
  • Waiting time is routinely minimal
  • Home visits for infirm patients are readily made
  • Same-day urgent appointments are standard
  • Scheduling your appointments is flexible

Better Communications

Effective remote communication time, in addition to office visits, immensely improves illness care and provides security to patient and doctor:

  • Office phones are answered promptly
  • Dr. Saie and Dr. Sobel are readily available by phone
  • E-mail facilitates non-emergency communication with Dr. Saie or office staff

Better Focused Education

Personal and web-based education opportunities inform members on medical issues and problems:

  • Our website,, offers Dr. Saie’s and Dr. Sobel’s commentary and analysis of current medical discoveries and claims, a library of self-help advice on a wide variety of topics, and answers to members’ clinical questions of general interest
  • The membership format enables the practice to offer special seminars to members on medical topics of relevance to them — for example, Dr. Kanner hosts a long-running and well-attended biweekly evening seminar for members on nutrition and weight management

Closer Inpatient and Specialist Supervision

Serious medical problems often require substantive involvement of medical or surgical specialists, and may result in hospitalization. To assure that your care is well organized, not just by you, Dr. Kanner and Dr. Sobel will:

  • Communicate with any consultants about you before your visit and learn exactly what they recommend for you
  • Converse with you and discuss your care with your in-hospital physician on a daily basis to enhance continuity of care

Administrative Assistance

Experienced office staff help patients through the medical thicket and simplify member’s needs for:

  • Referrals
  • Prescription refills
  • Radiology or lab tests
  • Insurance problem resolution