Dr. JD Shugrue launches Journey Direct Primary Care

Hoover, AL – June 1, 2021 – Journey Direct Primary Care, a new Hoover primary care office providing direct to consumer healthcare, announced the opening of the business led by JD Shugrue, MD, scheduled for July 1, 2021. Dr. Shugrue brings new energy to the city’s primary care landscape and is making care more accessible with a membership approach. Journey DPC is a member of the national FreedomDoc physician community. 

As patients struggle to get prompt, personal medical attention, Journey DPC’s membership-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. Shugrue 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. Journey DPC emphasizes wellness and prevention for patients and can treat a wide range of care needs such as everyday care, chronic conditions, family health, mental health, and work with specialists for referrals.

“We are thrilled with the addition of Dr. Shugrue to the local community. He has a passion for caring for his patients and gets to know them so he can focus on keeping them healthy. He is a perfect fit for the needs of his patients and for the Hoover & Birmingham area,” says Freedom Healthworks CEO, Christopher Habig.

JD Shugrue, MD, was born and raised in Alabama. He is a proud girl dad and he has a love for movies, swimming, traveling and spending his spare time at the local farmers market. He chose to open Journey DPC after being frustrated by the limits placed on him by insurance companies and hospital-owned medical practices. Dr. Shugrue prides himself on being considered an “old school” physician by many of his patients in the past and being able to bring the traditional feel of medicine back to Central Alabama.

“We want to support you in your efforts of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in order to treat and prevent illness. At Journey Direct Primary Care, we know it is important to care for ourselves and our community,” said Dr. Shugrue.

Journey Direct Primary Care provides care for patients for a clear, flat monthly fee, as low as $80/month. Dr. Shugrue will deliver personal, unrushed, focused care to each patient. Visits are on time, last as long as necessary, (usually 30 – 60 minutes), and care is available whenever needed, in person or remotely by text, phone, email, and secure digital apps.


Journey DPC is located at 2341 John Hawkins Pkwy, Suite 133, Hoover, AL 35244. More information about the practice can be found at: www.journeydpc.com. More information on direct primary care can be found at: www.FreedomDoc.care.