Let Us Celebrate the Risen Christ

Trinity Direct Primary Care offices will be closed March 30th in celebration of Good Friday and the Easter holiday.  We invite to you also to celebrate the glory of our resurrected King. Matthew 28:1-6 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went … Continue reading Let Us Celebrate the Risen Christ

Gallbladder Blues by Dr. Andrew Smith

“This pain is pretty intense.  It goes right from the right upper abdomen through to my back.  It started about twenty minutes after a big meal out last night.  I’ve had it happen a couple other times but it usually goes away after a couple hours; this one’s dragging on.”  This is one of the … Continue reading Gallbladder Blues by Dr. Andrew Smith

Weekly Meal Planning

Busy schedules are often the main reason for not eating healthy. We find ourselves in the middle of the week with no food in the refrigerator and no motivation to cook after a full day at work. That’s why meal preparation is vital to our success in eating nutritious foods on a daily basis. Planning, … Continue reading Weekly Meal Planning

Run, don’t walk to Direct Primary Care

Dr. Singleton writes this opinion piece about the increasing presence of algorithm based medical care in our society.  What happens when patients no longer are part of their own healthcare decision making? How to Save Your Life from a Medical Algorithm Rich Joseph, in this opinion piece in the NY Times, writes about famed Dr. … Continue reading Run, don’t walk to Direct Primary Care

Health care’s fundamental problem: Your doctor doesn’t work for you | TheHill

Your doctor’s years of training and knowledge of your unique condition can be vetoed by your insurance company. — Read on thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/375348-health-cares-fundamental-problem-your-doctor-doesnt-work-for-you Thankfully, Direct Primary Care is flourishing here in East Tennessee as Trinity's program is rapidly growing.

What’s for dinner?

Trinity Direct Primary Care is excited to announce the addition of registered dietician Carly Slagle to our clinical team.  Mrs. Slagle has worked along side Trinity's medical nutrition management team during her training and is well versed in helping patients achieve their goals of reversing diabetes, improving health, reducing medication use, and feeling better.  She … Continue reading What’s for dinner?

Bill Of The Month: Urine Test Became A Financial Nightmare : NPR

A few months after surgery for a painful spinal disk, a woman's doctor asked her for a sample of urine during a follow-up visit. The routine request turned into a financial nightmare. — Read on http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/16/584296663/how-a-urine-test-after-back-surgery-triggered-a-17-800-bill When this couple received a bill for $17800 for a urine drug screen test ordered by their surgeon, they … Continue reading Bill Of The Month: Urine Test Became A Financial Nightmare : NPR

A Doctor’s Guide to a Good Appointment (and a better healthcare system)

The New York Times published an interesting article by Dr. Danielle Ofri entitled "A Doctor's Guide to a Good Appointment" It highlights some practical steps patients can take to choose a good physician and receive quality medical care.   The author lays out several factors to consider. "Choosing your doctor is the first step." In discussing … Continue reading A Doctor’s Guide to a Good Appointment (and a better healthcare system)

Medication savings of $639

Last week one of our DPC patients received 90 days of their medications for $70.  By comparison, at Walgreens they would have paid $709.  With GoodRx coupons they still would have paid $129.50. With our DPC program they saved over 90% of their medication costs and still over $60 off of the next cheapest option. … Continue reading Medication savings of $639

Article: State launches Aetna probe after stunning admission – CNN

California's insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into Aetna after learning a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath he never looked at patients' records when deciding whether to approve or deny care. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/11/health/aetna-california-investigation/index.html Medical care is and always will be personal and direct. The only two individuals who are … Continue reading Article: State launches Aetna probe after stunning admission – CNN