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Over 98% satisfaction

Did you know that we have no long term contracts yet over 98% of patients continue their membership each month?  It seems like most patients are pretty satisfied with the program.  Come see for yourself. Our next DPC open houses will be this Friday, October 20th in Maryville and next Friday, October 27th in Hardin … Continue reading Over 98% satisfaction

Video: These Doctors Got Fed Up With Insurance. Now They Treat Their Patients Like Valued Customers

Reason.com published a video recently detailing some of the DPC pioneers. It’s a great intro to what we do. These Doctors Got Fed Up With Insurance. Now They Treat Their Patients Like Valued Customers.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica by Andrew Smith, MD

              “Wow, I guess I’m just getting old.  Everything hurts and I’m tired even doing little things.” Mrs. Jennings, in her early sixties, was normally one of my more energetic patients.  On further questioning it turned out it really wasn’t “everything” that hurt, but particularly the muscles of her thighs and shoulders, not so … Continue reading Polymyalgia Rheumatica by Andrew Smith, MD

Amazon to offer low cost medications if Dr. Josh Umbehr gets his way

Atlas MD founder Josh Umbehr MD is on a mission to get Jeff Bezos to help lower the cost of prescription medications.  This doctor has been emailing Jeff Bezos for years begging Amazon to get into health

Employers lower healthcare spending with Onsite Clinics and Direct Primary Care membership

Trinity Medical Associates offers two  excellent options for employers seeking to lower their healthcare spending while maintaining a high level of employee care and accountability. The first choice is a Trinity Onsite Clinic.  We can setup, staff, and operate a full service primary care office within your facility.  With a Trinity provider onsite during the … Continue reading Employers lower healthcare spending with Onsite Clinics and Direct Primary Care membership

Article: Lindsey Graham on Obamacare Repeal: I Had No Idea What I Was Doing

Congress may not know what they are doing but doctors and patients do. We are in the trenches everyday fighting for the freedom of healthcare.  Graham said, “In South Carolina, we have 11 predominantly African-American counties that have unique health care needs and one size doesn’t fit all, even within your state.” Direct Primary Care … Continue reading Article: Lindsey Graham on Obamacare Repeal: I Had No Idea What I Was Doing

If you eat dessert, eat it last.

Here's an interesting study that helps show the importance of the order in which we eat our food.  Eating carbohydrate rich foods last may lessen their impact in patients with diabetes. Carbohydrate-last meal pattern lowers postprandial glucose and insulin excursions in type 2 diabetes  

Article: How to Die from the Flu. 

How To Die From The Flu This is a great article on influenza, the vaccine, and common questions concerning the vaccine.  Get vaccinated. 

Feeling the Bern Yet? 

Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ plan will make all options outside if government offered healthcare illegal. Wow, talk about draconian bureaucracy! In any system of limited resources someone has to make the decision on who gets what. For Bernie, he believes the same people who decide to staff the post office with one clerk at … Continue reading Feeling the Bern Yet? 

BPH by Andrew Smith, MD

The lowly prostate – in a young adult it’s a walnut-sized gland that forms part of the male reproductive system.  It sits below the bladder and wraps around the urethra, the tube through which urine exits the body.  Generally it grows with age… and there’s the problem.  Most middle-aged and elderly men come to know … Continue reading BPH by Andrew Smith, MD