What you will find here is a community-inspired family medicine clinic where you have direct access to a doctor who knows you, is there when you need your doctor, and helps you learn about health in a variety of creative ways that extend past the walls of the exam room and into the community. I thank our community members for their inspiring ideas to help grow this clinic and make it possible. As far as I know, it's the first of its kind on the Olympic Peninsula!
As a family doctor, I take care of people of every age. My intention is to provide you with outstanding and compassionate care in your basic primary care needs. This includes preventive/wellness care, care for chronic diseases, and care when you're sick. So what's different? First of all, access. When you get sick, you will typically be able to see me the same day or the next day. You will also have direct access to care and can communicate with me through your secure electronic medical record, email, phone, and, when appropriate, home visits. Not everything has to happen in a clinic visit! Second, our community wants to learn more about how to experiencewellness. So we are going to explore health and wellness in a variety of ways, including sharing a library of resources, offering family visits, and group classes to learn together about cooking, nutrition, movement and many other topics. This will evolve as my practice grows, with continued feedback from my patients and our community.
I have adopted a reasonable, transparent monthly membership model in which patients pay a predictable monthly fee that covers all the care I provide (see Services and Membership). This will allow me to practice in alignment with my values and meet the needs of the community, without the limitations and expense associated with the for-profit insurance industry. There is a growing movement across the state and country of practices using this model to offer their patients the best access and high quality care with lower overall cost. Together we're joining a movement!
In the traditional system, most of the money you pay (65-75%) goes to pay the overhead of the clinic and the insurance company, not the doctor. If that complexity were removed, then the cost of running a clinic would be much lower too, and then care wouldn't have to be so expensive. Paying a doctor directly, like we pay plumbers, lawyers, and farmers, is something we've done for centuries (until the insurance industry stepped in about 50 years ago). And when we simplify the system, we remove the barriers between patients and their doctors and allow people to get the medical care they want when they need it. That is exactly what I am offering you.
Pictures of my clinic -- email or call to schedule a meet and greet to see for yourself! Or enroll and schedule an appointment! Essentially no wait time for new patients!