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Your Questions Answered

For your convenience, we’ve put together a list of some common questions and answers. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Drop us a line and we will be happy to find the answer for you.

Why pay to join your clinic when primary care is covered with my insurance?

In a word - Time. We value your time just as much as you do. In this clinic, if you have a 2 pm appointment, you arrive at 2 pm and walk in to see me. You don't wait in the waiting room for an hour before a 5 minute appointment. Once you're in the room, we have as much time as we need to cover all of your concerns in complete detail. This leads to better collaboration and patient education, keeping you a fully informed and motivated participant in your healthcare. It also provides plenty of opportunity for you to remember "that thing you wanted to ask your doctor about", as well as truly get to know the physician caring for your family. It means saving time not having to wait at an urgent care, because I was able to see you that day. It means not having to run to the pharmacy for the antibiotics for your strep infection because they were given to you for free at your appointment. As one of my patients said in her google review, being in this clinic "is like flying first class but for your health."


In addition to time, family physicians can provide comprehensive care to most people at most times in their lives. My rural training also means I can care for you more than many primary care providers, before referring you to a specialist. Most primary care physicians manage between 2,500 and 3,500 patients, making it very difficult for your doctor to know you. In my clinic model, because my patient panel is focused on subscribers investing in their health outcomes, I will have fewer patients, leading to the longer appointments, same or next day appointments, and communication immediacy. There are fewer hospitals stays, referrals, and unnecessary imaging and labs, in effect saving you healthcare dollars and improving your health.

How many patients will be in your practice? Will you be hard to reach?

I am severely limiting my practice size to about 1/10th the size of most practices, so we will have plenty of time to address all your healthcare needs. Since you can reach me directly via app, cell phone, email or video chat, I will be easier to reach than most physicians you’ve seen.

Will you be around if I need you in an emergency or for a hospital stay?

In case of an emergency you should call 9-1-1. If you are admitted to the hospital I would like to hear about it as soon as possible so I can ensure you receive quality care and follow-up treatment. I will be able to monitor your medical record remotely and answer questions that the hospital doctors don't have time to.

Will there be a chaperone for my visit?

My nurse will be present for all sensitive examinations, procedures, and as requested.

Do you prescribe suboxone/buprenorphine?

I do prescribe Suboxone for Medication Assisted Therapy for Opiate Dependence.

Do you take insurance?

Insurance specifically does not cover your routine physical exam with me, including the annual/monthly fee. After that, however, yes I take Insurance like a regular clinic for things such as clinic visits, vaccines, procedures, etc. As of this writing I am in network with the following providers, but always adding more:





Medicare including Medicare Advantage plans

Blue Cross Plans (AKA Regence Locally)


First Choice Health Network

First Health

Railroad Insurance



Ask me if I am in network. Even if I am out of network, reach out. We can discuss options not involving insurance.

Can I pay with my HSA/FSA/HRA?

Yes, all copays, as well as the annual/monthly fee for your routine physical, are eligible medical expenses that can be paid by your tax-advantaged health spending accounts.

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