Experience the Difference of Personalized Medicine

Welcome to
Larew Internal Medicine

Proactive, preventive care tailored to you
at Eastern Iowa’s first concierge medicine practice

My goal is to offer the best of modern medicine with a return to the old-fashioned virtues of a small private practice. Patients receive the highest quality, personalized care in a comfortable, welcoming environment where they are treated with the utmost respect and compassion.

At every visit, you will be seen by me, the doctor who knows you best. Visits are extended and unhurried, with all the time needed to address current concerns and questions, and to go beyond with a highly individualized plan for prevention and overall wellness.

Should you need to be hospitalized, I am on staff at Mercy Hospital where I will personally admit and oversee your care.

I am dedicated to developing a strong, enduring relationship with each patient – a bond that has always been, and will always be, at the heart of the best medicine.

Please call my Office Line to learn more about my concierge medical practice (319) 338-1535

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My Philosophy

My practice philosophy is to provide the best care to every single person who walks in the door and treat every patient with the utmost respect.

-Dr. Larew

What Is Concierge Medicine?

Concierge medicine, also known as membership medicine, is a relationship between a patient and a primary care physician in which the patient pays an annual fee or retainer. In exchange for the retainer, doctors provide enhanced care, including principally a commitment to limit the number of members in the practice to ensure adequate time and availability for each patient.
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Benefits of Concierge Medicine

The difference is evident from the moment you call our office.


  • 24/7 direct communications

    After hours, for urgent issues you can reach me by personal cell phone, email or text message.

  • Mercy Hospital Affiliation

    If you require hospitalization at Mercy Hospital, I will serve as your attending physician.

  • Longer, unhurried appointments

    Your Comprehensive Annual Health Assessment will be scheduled for 60 minutes and all other appointments for approximately 30 minutes. You will be seen as early as the same day, for acute visits.

  • Strong focus on preventive medicine and wellness

    We conduct a thorough assessment of your health which serves as the basis of your personalized wellness plan.

  • Real people to take your calls

    During office hours, calls are answered live, with no phone prompts or buttons to press.

  • Same-day appointments

    You will be seen as early as the same day, for acute visits.

Learn more about the Benefits of Concierge Medicine


Insurance

For your convenience, Dr. Larew is an in-network provider with most major health insurance plans and Medicare.

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Telemedicine Now Available

I am pleased to offer my patients the easy to use telemedicine option called Doxy.me as a convenient alternative to in-office appointments for check-ins, prescription refills and other routine matters. Doxy.me is accessed through a simple link that I’ll send by text or email before our virtual visit. All you need is a smart phone or computer with a webcam. While we can handle many issues via telemedicine, please note that symptoms such as chest or abdominal pain may require a physical exam. Please call my office first so that we may determine if a virtual visit is the best option for you.

Latest Health News and Events

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- Longer appointments with no wait.
- Calls answered live
- 24/7 access to your physician
- If you require a hospital stay at Mercy, Dr. Larew will be your attending physician.
- Thoughtful medicine with complete personalized patient care.

OUR 3rd ANNIVERSARY is here!We would like to thank Dr. Larew for his vision of Concierge Medicine and a big THANK YOU to ALL of our PATIENTS who are on this journey with us. 🥰 Thoughtful Medicine, Personalized Care! ... See MoreSee Less

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Dietetics Consulting Now Available at Larew Internal MedicineDear Patients: Larew Internal Medicine opened on July 1, 2019 and we are celebrating our third anniversary with several exciting new opportunities for members over the next few weeks. We begin by welcoming Molly DePrenger to Larew Internal Medicine as our staff dietitian. Many of you have already “met” Molly at two of our Facebook Live events (click to view presentations from 5/28/20 and 2/11/21) when we discussed food and nutrition while she prepared a meal in her Chicago home. Molly and I have been talking about providing her services to our members since that time, and while it has taken a bit longer to implement than I had envisioned, we are thrilled to now launch this valuable new offering. Make healthy lifestyle changes with expert assistance from Molly, our staff dietitianTo provide a detailed view of our new dietetics program, I referred myself to Molly to serve as Patient #1. My goals, similar to many people, are to lose weight and eat better, and I knew I’d be off to a good start with Molly. Below is an overview of how the program will work:During our initial, one-hour consultation on Tuesday, 6/28/22, we talked about what foods I like and when I like to eat. We also discussed my activity level and exercise habits. Molly shared some ideas about how I might start to change my eating habits, provided informational handouts, and asked me to create a three-day diet diary of everything I ate and drank. This was not easy for me because I initially wanted to capture three “good days.” Eventually I decided it was best just to capture my normal days so Molly could help me improve what I am actually doing rather than what I wish I was doing.At our second consultation on 7/8/22, we used our Doxy.me telehealth platform. Molly was in Chicago and I was in my Larew Internal Medicine office here in Iowa City. I asked my wife Ann to join us because I anticipate needing some help with making changes to my eating habits. During this 30-minute follow-up appointment, Molly reviewed my three-day food diary which I had texted to her on my iPhone. She advised that I focus on just one meal to begin, and breakfast works best for me as a starting point. I plan to take her recommendations and make changes that are meaningful and that I can accomplish consistently.As Molly is now an integral part of Larew Internal Medicine, she has access to my Athena electronic medical records and will enter her clinical notes there. She will be able to review my lab results, vital signs and other pertinent medical information.Also through Athena, Molly will submit charges for my two consultations to Medicare and my health insurance. About billing for dietetics servicesWe are using my billing as a test case in order to identify and smooth out any potential problems, but we do not anticipate any significant issues. Medicare and most private health insurance plans place limits on the number of dietary visits that are considered a covered benefit, similar to limits established for annual number of physical therapy visits, frequency of A1C lab testing for diabetic patients, or days between annual physicals. Molly and our staff fully understand these rules and regulations and will help you navigate through them. How to sign upMolly will be at our office on Friday, 7/29/22 to meet with interested members for their initial consultation. Note that Medicare requires the first consultation with a dietitian be done in-person; follow up appointments can be done on the Doxy.me telehealth platform. Several members have already scheduled their initial, face-to-face consultations with Molly on that Friday. If you are interested in this program, I encourage you to call our staff at319-338-1535 to schedule your in-office consultation. I have spoken to many members previously about adding this valuable service to contribute to our mission of “Thoughtful Medicine, Personalized Care.” I believe you will find Molly bright, engaging, professional and fun, and the changes she will help you make to your eating habits will be both pragmatic and effective.Best of luck to you in eating better, losing weight, feeling more fit and energetic, and lengthening your healthy life span!Dr. Rick Larew Meet Molly DePrengerMolly is a registered dietitian at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where she completed her internship and Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. An Iowa City native, she graduated from Iowa City Regina High School and earned her undergraduate degree at Iowa State University. Molly lives in Chicago with her husband Ned, newborn son Darby and dog Gerry. ... See MoreSee Less

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