Blue Spruce Health Joins the FreedomDoc Community 

Newport, VT – September 1, 2021 – Blue Spruce Health, a new Vermont direct primary care office providing direct to consumer healthcare, announced the opening of the business led by Umair Malik, MD, scheduled for September 1, 2021. Dr. Malik brings new energy to the area’s primary care landscape and is making care more accessible with a membership approach. Blue Spruce Health is a member of the national FreedomDoc physician community. 

As patients struggle to get prompt, personal medical attention, Blue Spruce Health’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. Malik 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. Blue Spruce Health 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.

“Blue Spruce Health and Dr. Malik is a fantastic fit for the community. He has a passion for caring for his patients and gets to know them so he can focus on keeping them healthy. His focus on advocacy, access, and affordable care puts patients first,” says Freedom Healthworks CEO, Christopher Habig.

Umair Malik, MD, has been practicing in Newport, Vermont for the last seven years. He obtained his medical degree, Magna cum laude, from St. George’s University. He then completed his residency at Case Western Medical Center in Cleveland, OH during which time he focused on public and global health. He chose to open Blue Spruce Health after being frustrated by the limits placed on him by insurance companies and hospital-owned medical practices. 

“I became a physician to care for those in need and to build trusting relationships with his patients. I now have the opportunity to do that,” said Dr. Malik.

Blue Spruce Health provides care for patients for a clear, flat monthly fee of $100/month or less. Dr. Malik 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.


Blue Spruce Health is located at 401 E Main St. Newport, VT, 05855. More information about the practice can be found at: More information on direct primary care can be found at: