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What’s New for 2018?

Trinity Direct Primary Care has grown in amazing ways in the last two years.  Nearly one thousand patients have been part of East Tennessee’s healthcare revolution.  With such a strong support we’ve been able to add so many new benefits to the program and more are on the way. Here’s a short list of membership … Continue reading What’s New for 2018?

Well The Weather Outside Is Frightful by Dr. Andrew Smith

            “Hey Dad, there’s no shelter here.”  This was the report of my oldest daughter, Hannah, after checking out the area where we had planned to camp for the night after an eleven mile hike with three of my children and two of their friends (some 15 years ago).  The temperature was in the low … Continue reading Well The Weather Outside Is Frightful by Dr. Andrew Smith

Is Single Payer the Future of Healthcare?

Here's a good debate from December 5, 2017 on the subject. Is single payer the next step in American health care? What alternative approaches can we explore? The Dole Institute Student Advisory Board will examine differing systems and the future of U.S. health care policy with special guests Dr. Joshua Freeman and Dr. Josh Umbehr. … Continue reading Is Single Payer the Future of Healthcare?

Why benefit advisers should consider direct primary care for clients

With DPC practices bringing so much value at such little cost, benefit advisers are taking notice. Why benefit advisers should consider direct primary care for clients

The Obamacare Mandate Is a Tax, So the Senate Bill Is Correct – Foundation for Economic Education – Working for a free and prosperous world

https://fee.org/articles/the-obamacare-mandate-is-a-tax/

Article: Is Retail Healthcare too impersonal?

Is retail healthcare the answer to our nation's growing care cost crisis or is it another attempt by business to monetize and standardize what fundamentally is an interpersonal interaction?  Does it improve our ability to cohesively develop a good plan for our health or does it fragment our care further?  Author Timothy Hoff Ph.D shares … Continue reading Article: Is Retail Healthcare too impersonal?

Editorial: Added Sugars Drive Coronary Heart Disease

This is a good editorial so I've quoted it in its entirety. ‘I know of no single acceptable study that shows a high intake of sugar in a population that is almost entirely free from heart disease.’1—John Yudkin Coronary heart disease (CHD) is responsible for one in every six deaths in the USA,2 and it … Continue reading Editorial: Added Sugars Drive Coronary Heart Disease

Last call…DPC Open House tonight at 6pm

I'm hosting my monthly open house tonight at 6pm at Trinity's Hardin Valley office located at 10437 Hardin Valley Rd. Come hear how we lower out of pocket costs and improve access to your doctor.

Is a low carb or ketogenic diet a cure for diabetes?

I stumbled upon a good blog post today called Hormones Demystified.  I've never read anything else from Dr. 'HD' but I like the fact that an endocrinologist took the time to seriously look at the data, both supporting and refuting, for ketogenic diets.  As you are aware, I'm a supporter of low carb high fat … Continue reading Is a low carb or ketogenic diet a cure for diabetes?

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule for DPC Offices

Trinity Direct Primary Care offices in Hardin Valley and Maryville will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 24th.  We will open Monday with regular business hours. Trinity Medical Associates Walk-In Clinic will be open 1/2 days from 8:30-11:30 on Friday, November 24th and Saturday, November 25th.  DPC members can utilize the clinic under the … Continue reading Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule for DPC Offices