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?

Direct Primary Care offers discounts on medications too

Medication can be a costly part of your healthcare.  We are continually seeking ways to help patients lower that cost or reduce the medications they need to take.  Trinity Direct Primary Care now offers an option for our patients to receive a 90 day supply of many maintenance medications in the mail from our dispensary. … Continue reading Direct Primary Care offers discounts on medications too

Is Your Child’s Liver Dying?

On the day after Halloween while your kids and mine are still suffering from a HFCS induced hangover, I’m going to be a buzzkill.  My kids will not be surprised. Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults The shear amount of candy they collected in the neighborhood is insane. I suppose … Continue reading Is Your Child’s Liver Dying?

Open Enrollment may indicate a farewell to savings

November 1st marks the start of Healthcare.gov's annual open enrollment period.  Here's an example of what our neighbors who don't qualify for a subsidy should expect.  For an  average small business owner family (two parents, two school age kids) with no subsidies, they have this to look forward to. It is incredibly demoralizing to think … Continue reading Open Enrollment may indicate a farewell to savings

Obamacare premiums expected to climb 38% nationwide

Axios.com reported this interesting infographic on the predicted average increases of Obamacare premiums when open enrollment starts November 1st.  It is expected to be a sharp increase again.  Tennessee is slated to be a 20% or higher increase as a statewide average. Knox County has fared worse than most Tennessee regions in the last couple … Continue reading Obamacare premiums expected to climb 38% nationwide

Hardin Valley Open House Friday October 27th

I’ll be hosting my monthly open house this Friday October 27th from 12pm to 1 pm at Trinity Medical Associates of Hardin Valley located at 10437 Hardin Valley Rd.  Please feel free to drop by if you can.  I’ll be talking about the program, explain the benefits, and answer any questions you may have. Everyone … Continue reading Hardin Valley Open House Friday October 27th

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

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: Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself

Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself I could write a good review of this as it is an excellent read on healthcare economics.  This truly complex topic can be simplified by using a few easy analogies and these four quotes.  I'd highly recommend you read it for yourself though. … Continue reading Article: Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Don’t Pay For It Yourself

Ohio Governor’s Race Turns on Direct Primary Care

Lt. Governor Mary Taylor hosted a press meeting about the differences she has with Governor John Kasich.  Among them is her view that patients should be part of a Direct Primary Care program. In my opinion, this is a better, more proactive health plan that provides care not just coverage.  It has been shown in … Continue reading Ohio Governor’s Race Turns on Direct Primary Care