"I have been practicing in Collinsville now for almost 10 years. I am truly grateful for all the support we have gotten in our clinic over the last 10 years. We have worked hard to be part of our community and serve the health care needs as best as possible. We have worked hard to improve our clinic flow, patient care and meeting the needs of all who come to us. We all love taking care of all those who come. We plan to be around for a very long time! We hope to keep improving and serving all who come to us for many years to come. I have thought long and hard about how to offer better health care at an affordable cost to all those who come to us. Many people have no insurance, have very high deductible insurance or have very high co-pays on office visits, tests and medicines. Many may be following our senators and representatives as they try to fix our healthcare system. It is a very daunting process and has been shown to be almost impossible. We have seen as both democrats and republicans have had great difficulty coming up with something that helps us all be able to afford to go see a doctor when we need to. If you have been to our clinic at least once in the last 16 months we are sending this letter to inform you of some new changes we will be making to our clinic this fall and next year. On top of high costs for patients as I mentioned above it is getting harder and harder to keep up with the information that insurance companies want from most of us as primary care physicians. It is getting harder and harder to keep up with the administration and paperwork in our clinic. We would like to find a way to help both our patients and the staff in our clinic be able to take better care of everyone who comes in no matter your financial situation."
"About 2 1/2 years ago a friend from Mississippi told me of new way to run a medical practice called DPC, direct primary care. I liked what he said so the next summer I went to a conference in Atlanta on direct primary care. It was very interesting and I wanted to start practicing this way right then but I did not because I was very concerned about how I would take care of the 4000 patients who have come to my clinic over the last five years! So to explain more about DPC. The idea is to cut costs significantly to all those who participate in this model of medicine. Our health care costs are out of control. To participate in this model as we are setting it up you would pay S50 a month to be a patient in the DPC clinic or you can still choose to come in as you do now."