Have to agree w/AJ-
The way I figure it, if I had a local doc, they would make me come to office rather than the phone/emails I have weekly w/Dr. Lunsford's office. My copay is $60, that would add up fast. It costs 0 for the phone/emails. I don't see what benefit face time would get me to counter the financial drain.
If you want a good contact at UPMC, just PM me. I don't communicate directly w/Dr. Lunsford, but we have emailed and I am very comfortable with dealing with the PA there. I know that when I send my weekly updates via email, he is seeing them before the PA responds back to me. I get a response the same day 95% of the time, and always by the next day. Most of the time by phone.