New Year's Update: Back To Basics
I went into medicine with the intention of developing enduring, trusting, and meaningful long-term relationships with my patients.
Today’s medical-insurance-pharmaceutical-industrial complex places essentially zero value on the doctor-patient relationship. The bureaucracy treats you not as a human, but as a number, a billing code, a dollar sign. We all have had terrible experiences. Simply put – the current system is inhuman.
I created my practice to care for a community of humans.
After all – medicine is by its very nature the most human of professions. We evolved in small groups where relationships were everything – and that tribal circuitry remains with us. What most differentiates us from our hominid ancestors and our primate cousins in the wild – what makes us human – is the deep complexity of our culture. Behaviors. Beliefs. Emotions. Humans are beautifully complicated.
Accordingly, expertly addressing matters of health and illness from a truly human perspective (the biopsychosocial model as I teach my medical students) requires a human relationship. Building a meaningful doctor-patient relationship requires time, communication, and trust.
With these ideals in mind, we’ve transitioned to a Direct Primary Care membership model. This innovation liberates us from corporate-centered healthcare’s nonsensical, opaque, impersonal, and expensive approach to primary care. It permits me to realize my professional vision and sustain a human-centered practice. The cost is less than your monthly smartphone bill. The benefits are tremendous. Explore the site to learn about our community and how to join.
The practice is now closed to new patients.
(Appointments occasionally become available.)