What does direct primary care mean to me?

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Peace of mind.

A few years ago, I asked my mother, an internal medicine physician, a question. Her response startled me and inspired me to explore an unknown path. The question I asked her was, “What should I do if I need to go to the hospital?” Her response, “I’d recommend not getting sick.” This inquiry came from seeing my elderly grandmother hospitalized for taking the wrong pill. The hospitalist’s treatment plan would’ve killed her if my mother hadn’t stepped in to challenge him. I began wondering what other people do that don’t have a doctor in the family. “The hospitalist’s treatment plan would’ve killed her if my mother hadn’t stepped in to challenge him. 


“The hospitalist’s treatment plan would’ve killed her if my mother hadn’t stepped in to challenge him.”


When I ask people of all walks of life what they cherish above all else or wish they had back, there are a few common answers. Family is the most popular. We will do almost anything for our families, even if we can’t stand them. We miss those who have gone too soon. We regret not calling our parents more. We look forward to seeing our children after work.

The second most popular answer is health. Health means something different to us all. It could mean that we are able to run a marathon, or it could mean we simply take a breath in the morning. The beauty of the word, the meaning, and the practice of health is that it is different to each and every soul under the sun. Health is what allows us to keep going each and every day and without our health, almost nothing else would be possible. Family is cited as the number one important part of life but without your health, how would your family fare?


Health is what allows us to keep going each and every day and without our health, almost nothing else would be possible.


My answer to that question inspired me to put a team together that can provide a solution to the inevitability of falling ill. Freedom Healthworks grew from those early discussions as we looked more and more into the model of Direct Primary Care (DPC). It became a no-brainer to have a trusted partner involved in the upkeep, maintenance, and treatment of ailments in our lives. Poor health doesn’t just affect your body; it affects your mind. A bad diagnosis or a confusing test result can put more than just gray hairs on our heads. It can impact us in ways that researchers don’t even understand yet.  

“The beauty of the word, the meaning, and the practice of health is that it is different to each and every soul under the sun.”


The beauty of Direct Primary Care is in its simplicity.


The beauty of Direct Primary Care is in its simplicity. That is the reason I wake up in the morning. I am able to push a simple idea further every time I wake up. An idea that can help millions of Americans achieve a peace of mind that they haven’t had before.

We like to say that this type of model is like having a “doctor in the family”, but it is much more. It is never facing a scary or stressful health situation alone. It is the peace of mind that your questions can and will be answered by someone you trust and someone that knows you. Most of the time this type of service would be financially unobtainable for many, but not with DPC. Again, the beauty is the simplicity. It doesn’t take a lot of money nor confusing bills to experience this level of personalization and care.

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