According to an article published on ILuvLocalPlaces.net, Direct Primary Care physicians who are “making the radical departure from traditional healthcare” have the answers to the negative connotation healthcare carries these days. The positive paradigm shift is reflected in the words used to describe DPC.
- “… old school care with advanced technology and modern medicine.”
- “… small number of patients, top notch referrals…”
- “… access to wholesale medicine…”
- “… preventative checkups, same day appointments…”
- “… 24/7 access to your physician.”
Dr. Mike Wulfers of IndependentMD in Missouri is one of the “trendsetters” of DPC, and like so many other physicians, he was unhappy with the way healthcare had been evolving. So he did something about it. As a result, he’s operating a practice that puts his patients first – just the way he always imagined. Rather than facing retirement with a bitter taste in his mouth, he’s able to continue his career in a truly meaningful way. He partially credits Atlas MD’s Dr. Josh for showing him back to what he feels is the root of medicine.
“In March of 2013 we were driving to Florida. On a Sunday morning I had my iPad and was Googling Direct Primary Care and started looking at the practice in Wichita… I sent the email and about 10 min later my iphone rings and it’s Dr. Josh himself.” He laughs as he talks about his surprise in how quickly they responded.”
Dr. Wulfers is candid about how his retirement alternative is going for him: “I’m having loads of fun!”