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One Medical Group Plans To Open At 10th And Irving

One Medical Group Plans To Open At 10th And Irving
By Adam Hofbauer - Published on February 14, 2014.
This past Wednesday, the Inner Sunset Park Neighbors (ISPN) held their quarterly meeting at the San Francisco County Fair building. In attendance were members of the development team for the proposed One Medical building, set to open at the former site of the Park Farmer’s Market at 840 Irving.

The team provided an informal presentation on the medical chain’s philosophies and goals, while fielding questions from the ISPN members in attendance. Most of the discussion was led by Rory Davis, One Medical Group’s Construction Project Manager. Davis explained how One Medical was chosen for possible tenancy after the acquisition of the former retail space by its current landlord. One Medical currently has over a dozen locations throughout the city, as well as many more nationwide, and Davis supplied photographs of some existing San Francisco locations to illustrate the chain’s practice of tailoring their offices to each area’s aesthetics and character. “Our goal,” Davis said, “Is to come into these small neighborhoods and become a part of the community.” Representatives of One Medical’s business team were also present, stressing the group’s focus on “health and wellness” as well as an overall “better doctor’s office experience.” They explained that the proposed location plans to offer operating hours both at night and on the weekends. The business typically bills a patient’s insurance. Though it's supported by Medicare and some providers, it's not able to accept Kaizer or Medical. Patients will have the option of paying an elective contribution to support the business which, according to materials provided by the team, typically constitutes an annual membership fee of $149. ISPN members expressed concern over the clinic’s ability to fit in with the existing neighborhood. In response, the One Medical team pointed to the presence of a number of existing patients within the audience, asserting that many of their members already live within the Sunset. “Does that mean you can sell fruits and vegetables?” one woman asked. “That’s what we really want.”