The American dream for healthcare needs strong medicine.
The inscription on the Statue of Liberty which is taken from the poem New Colossus written by Emma Lazarus says in part,
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Over the last several decades the medical economic model has encouraged physicians to seek out otherwise well and healthy patients. It was inadvertently done and without any malicious intent but the pressures were there. The system requires such enormous documentation and coding that it has encouraged patients to conform to the box in which they are placed. It discourages individualism in favor of protocols. It celebrates documentation of such things as smoking rates yet hinders the affordability of medication to stop smoking. The system wants to categorize and number patients and let them be a resource to run through it’s machine. When patients want to be individuals, freely making their own healthcare decisions, then the system runs poorly. Those individuals with complex and personal needs become burdensome to the system and often are subtlety shunned.
From it’s foundation Trinity has been principled in seeking to serve those who need care. They are “the tired, the poor and the huddled masses” to whom Ms. Liberty proclaims refuge. In this week of political celebration or protest (depending on your viewpoint), we want to again reiterate our stance on seeking to serve those who are sick and hurting. We stand ready to care for all patients of all conditions.
Any new patient that completes their first appointment by the end of the Inaugeration Day and has one of the three biggest chronic, pre-existing conditions of diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol for which they are receiving at least one prescribed medication will have their registration fee of $125 waived.
Call to today and schedule your appointment. Even if you are unable to be scheduled for this week, know that Direct Primary Care is poised to help. We routinely care for complicated and chronically ill patients. Often, we do so in a way that is more affordable and less burdensome than the usual care pathways. Our goal is your good health. Come see what the difference is all about.