Article: Impact of Statins on Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring from JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Here's a very interesting study that showed a clear stratification of the benefit of statins in over 13,000 patients who had not previously had any cardiovascular disease.  The average age of patients followed was 50 years and they were followed for a mean duration of 9.4 years.  Patients with a calcium score of 0 showed … Continue reading Article: Impact of Statins on Cardiovascular Outcomes Following Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring from JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Trinity Direct Primary Care featured in Farragut Press

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Michelle Hollenhead of the Farragut Press about our practice, Trinity Direct Primary Care.  It was a fun time and a privilege to have our story told.  Her article was published in this week's edition that was delivered yesterday. Trinity Medical operates from membership fees, not insurance Take … Continue reading Trinity Direct Primary Care featured in Farragut Press

The consultation

Have you ever seen the Norman Rockwell era oil paintings of physicians at work?  One in particular has always intrigued me. It shows an older male physician at a desk with his patient across from him in conversation.  It’s an image of the true consultation. One where the patient and physician spend a significant amount … Continue reading The consultation

DPC is growing with all generations

This morning I enrolled my 500th patient to the Direct Primary Care program.  I'm thrilled to have crossed this milestone.  It has been a rich blessing to meet new patients every week who participate with us in a vision for better healthcare.  I've met and cared for patients from all walks of life, from all … Continue reading DPC is growing with all generations

35% of Americans have been surprised by an imaging bill

Fifty-seven percent of adults in the United States have received a surprise medical bill for services they thought would be covered by their insurance, according to a new survey from NORC at the University of Chicago. For 35 percent of adults, that surprise bill was for imaging services. — Read on http://www.radiologybusiness.com/topics/healthcare-economics/surprise-billing-imaging-services-survey At Trinity DPC … Continue reading 35% of Americans have been surprised by an imaging bill

Small businesses benefit from big solutions with Trinity Direct Primary Care

I'm a big fan of small businesses.  As a small business owner myself, I go to work everyday with the understanding that I'm working to benefit my community, my staff, and my family.  If I lose sight of these responsibilities, then everyone will suffer. Trinity Direct Primary Care offers other small business owners an option … Continue reading Small businesses benefit from big solutions with Trinity Direct Primary Care

I hate it when patients get ripped off

As so many of us are aware, the cost of healthcare, basic primary care, is skyrocketing.  Patients are at the mercy of the industry pricing and they rarely know the cost before deciding to seek care.  Many times the charged price is 10 times as much as the negotiated rate set by insurance companies and … Continue reading I hate it when patients get ripped off

Knee pain: Urgent treatment or virtual visit?

Last week one of our patients suffered a knee injury while testing the terminal velocity of his slip and slide.  The circumstances and timing of the injury were such that they couldn't be seen in the office immediately and the advice by a well meaning allied health professional on scene at the time of the … Continue reading Knee pain: Urgent treatment or virtual visit?

Can’t Afford Health Insurance? Americans Rig Their Own Safety Net – Bloomberg

Consumers frustrated by high costs are bypassing the bureaucracy with patchwork plans. — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-22/priced-out-of-health-insurance-americans-rig-their-own-safety-nets

I’ll say it again, ‘Health insurance is not the same as healthcare.’

It's not just the uninsured — it's also the cost of health care Drew Altman, Kaiser Family Foundation It's not just the uninsured — it's also the cost of health care https://graphics.axios.com/2018-08-16-kff-uninsured/2018-08-16-kff-uninsured.html?initialWidth=848&childId=av-2018-08-16-kff-uninsured-XH6YW&parentTitle=It%27s%20not%20just%20the%20uninsured%20%E2%80%94%20it%27s%20also%20the%20cost%20of%20health%20care%20-%C2%A0Axios&parentUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.axios.com%2Fnot-just-uninsured-cost-of-health-care-cdcb4c02-0864-4e64-b745-efbe5b4b7efc.html Data: Kaiser Family Foundation; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios We still have an uninsured problem in the U.S., but we have a far broader health … Continue reading I’ll say it again, ‘Health insurance is not the same as healthcare.’