Dr. Nicole Ascanio launches aspireMD
SPANISH FORT – November 1, 2020 – aspireMD, a new Omaha primary care office using the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, announced the opening of the business led by Nicole Ascanio, MD on January 1, 2021. Dr. Ascanio brings new energy to the city’s primary care landscape and with the DPC model, care is more accessible than ever. aspireMD launched in conjunction with Freedom Healthworks, a direct primary care services company.
As patients struggle to get prompt, personal medical attention, the DPC model of subscription-based care allows them to access a personal doctor that will collaborate with them on treatment and spend time working with them to get healthy and stay healthy. Dr. Ascanio is enrolling new patients but will only accept a limited number in order to provide excellent care with no wait times and longer face to face visits. aspireMD relies on in-person, texting, and virtual video visits to care for their patients in the most convenient way possible.
“We are thrilled with the addition of Dr. Ascanio to the local community. She has a passion for caring for her patients and gets to know them so she can focus on keeping them healthy. She is a perfect fit for the needs of her patients and for Omaha,” says Freedom Healthworks CEO, Christopher Habig.
Nicole Ascanio, MD, graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Cleveland Clinic. She came to Omaha with her family to practice medicine but she was quickly frustrated by the limits placed on her by insurance companies and the hospital-owned primary care practice. Dr. Ascanio wanted to spend more time with her patients to impact their care and promote preventative, whole person health care.
Dr. Ascanio started aspireMD to follow her dream of truly helping her patients improve their health and wellness in a convenient, personalized way.
“I want to impact care and promote preventative medicine and whole person health which I feel is the cornerstone to primary care,” said Dr. Ascanio.
AspireMD provides care for patients for a clear, monthly price. For a flat, low monthly fee, Dr. Ascanio will be able to deliver personal, unrushed, focused care to each patient. Visits are on time, last as long as necessary, (usually between 30 minutes to an hour), and care is available whenever needed, in person or remotely by text, phone, email, and digital apps.