The new AMC facility brings new meaning to the AVISTA-med way by providing more medical services. These new services help eliminate the need for many inconvenient referrals to specialist and trips to third-party labs. Rest assured every product and service offered by AVISTA has gone through proper due diligence, training, and implementation before entering service.
AVISTAmed-way is the philosophy behind evolution in medical care. It means to "put the patient first." Every day, patient after patient, we carry out our mission the AVISTAmed-way.
OUR MISSION is to provide high-quality medical care services, to improve the patient's overall health, and deliver the best patient experience possible.
Dr. Raman is a Board-certified family medical doctor with over 25 years of clinical experience. For ten of those years, she has served as AVISTA's medical director. Her medical background is nothing less than broad and diverse. Her drive and on-going education keep her sharp, and ahead of the curve. And thanks to her medical protocols, policies, and procedures, AVISTA is the leader in modern medical care.
Three years ago, she committed to AVISTA's new weight loss program, and pursued her second board-certification, in Obesity Medicine, and became an essential part of the Obesity Medicine Association.
Four years ago, she earned prestigious honorary membership in the AMERICAN COSMETIC SURGERY ASSOCIATION by demonstrating her surgical skills while performing SmartLipo procedures.
Dr. Raman's lifelong devotion to exceptional healthcare brings the right experience to AVISTA. Compassion for her patients drives her to provide the best medical care possible and experience in delivering high-quality medical care services.
Family Medicine is the medical practice specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages, including families; the specialist is called Family-Physician or Family-Doctor. The Family Doctor is the most broadly trained doctor. For more information, call today or Click Here.
Bariatric Medicine is the medical practice specialty devoted to treating overweight and obese patients through proven weight loss strategies and preventative lifestyle changes; the specialist is called a 'Bariatrician'. Dr. Raman is one of just a few Bariatricians in Arizona. For more information, Click Here.
Dr. Raman is a proud honorary member of the AMERICAN COSMETIC SURGERY ASSOCIATION.
Every day at AVISTA, patients from frequent visitors to those walking thru AVISTA's doors for the very first time, receive professional medical care services and enjoy the benefits of the AVISTAmed-way. Much of the magic and energy experienced come from the members of a highly skilled Medical-assistant Team known as the MOD Squad - AKA "Medical-assistant Of the Day." Simply, the most professional MA team in the business.
MOD's are both the patient and providers best friend. Your MOD can do it all. Your MOD knows who you are, the reason for your visit, and much, much more. Their responsibilities are carefully choreographed to improve patient care, consistency, completeness, and efficiency. They are responsible for guiding the patient's overall care and office experience.
Most insurance PPO plans are accepted. However, insurance plans are subject to change.
Plan ahead and get started in the right direction. Please contact us for our Tax ID number, then contact your insurance provider to confirm AMC has a contract with your plan. At that time, you can also select Dr. Raman as your Primary Care Physician (PCP).
Call us at 480-892-1212 for assistance.
**AMC DOES NOT ACCEPT AHCCCS OR MEDICAID**
Making an appointment with AMC has never been easier. Our patient portals allow patients to schedule, reschedule, or cancel their appointments online. Click the Patient Portal button at the top of this or any other AVISTAmed web page for more information.
Our patients can communicate with their doctor, see their lab results, order refills, and much, much more using this simple, safe, and convenient technology.
Existing patients with insurance or paying cash should arrive 5 minutes early. Patients with changes to address, insurance, or with records should arrive 10 minutes early.
New cash-pay patients should arrive 5 minutes early. New patients with insurance and copies of their medical records should arrive 10 minutes early.
If it is necessary to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please log in to the patient portal, or call AVISTAmed at 480-892-1212 at least 24 hours in advance.
Do not forget to cancel or reschedule ASAP to avoid No Show and Late Cancel Fees. Our appointment policy is necessary so we can continue to provide on-time appointments for our patients. Click the Attendance Policy link at the bottom of this page for more information.
AMC takes pride in staying on schedule by eliminating wait times wherever possible, allowing patients to visit more often with more convenience. Please understand that if you are late for your appointment, you may have to wait or reschedule to another day.
Patients with three (3) "No-Shows" within 12 months or less, are subject to be discharged from the practice.
Patients that walk in without an appointment are registered to the next available time slot or is "squeezed in" sooner whenever possible.
Your first visit with a new Physician is as essential to you as it is to us. We want to help you with all of your medical problems. Upon arrival, your MOD will assist you with any forms required in the privacy of an exam room.
Please, be prepared to provide the following at the time of service:
New Patient Forms and Online Scheduling Click Here.
Shortly after your first appointment, you will receive an email with a link to join AVISTA's Patient Portal and instructions on how to register. The patient portal is designed to be useful for both patients and their providers, and it is also very user-friendly.
We recommend after receiving your invitation, you register and login immediately and explore its many great features. The portal allows you to schedule appointments, communicate with your provider, find lab results, order refills, and much more.
Your first visit to AVISTA Weight Loss Center is a crucial step to better overall health. Upon arrival, your MOD will assist you with any forms required in the privacy of an exam room. When you come for your free consultation, you do not need to bring a thing. However, if you decided to start treatment following your meeting with the provider; be prepared to pay for services and please allow for the extra time to get you entered into the program, usually 45 minutes to an hour. Be prepared to also provide the following at the time of service:
Shortly after joining one of our weight loss or tech-spa programs, you will receive an email with a link to join AVISTA's Body Shop Portal and instructions on how to register. The portal is designed to be exciting and useful for keeping patients engaged with their progress, and it is also very user-friendly. We recommend after receiving your invitation, you register and login immediately and explore its many great features.