"Steven Manning, MD, founded AccessMedicine in Williamston, North Carolina because he believes that good health should be about you and your family, not your insurance company. This direct primary-care subscription service with a low monthly fee takes the weight of worry off your shoulders, ensuring that you and your family receive state-of-the-art, in-office medical testing, primary care treatment, and counseling at no extra expense. Dr. Manning earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville in 2002. He earned his MD at Brody School of Medicine at ECU in 2008 and then completed his residency in Family Medicine at Brody and Vidant Medical Center (formerly Pitt County Memorial), where he served as Junior Chief Resident and Chief Resident. A Williamston native, Dr. Manning returned home and opened Martin Family Medicine to fulfill his dream of serving his community with quality medical care. Following three years of watching patients become stressed dealing with insurance companies and noticing how much of his practice was devoted to processing paperwork, Dr. Manning made a dramatic change by opening an independent, subscription-based family practice called AccessMedicine. At AccessMedicine, now with locations in Williamston and Washington, North Carolina, Dr. Manning provides you with better access to quality care, longer visits, and a more comprehensive and holistic approach to medicine. Additionally, he’s dedicated to keeping your care affordable and AccessMedicine’s pricing 100% transparent. Dr. Manning serves as Medical Director for Urgent Care Down East in Washington, North Carolina, and as Vice Chief of Staff at Martin General Hospital in Williamston. He’s also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at ECU. A loving husband and proud father of three children, a servant of The Lord Jesus in all he does, Dr. Manning welcomes your family to the AccessMedicine family."
"AccessMedicine is a direct primary care family medicine practice.
NO HIDDEN COSTS
What this means is that we are committed to providing affordable and comprehensive care to patients of all ages (newborn and up) without the strain of billing insurance. All of our prices are transparent and upfront. There are no “behind the scenes” costs which you may experience with traditional insurance-based clinics.
SUBSCRIPTION BASED SERVICE
Direct Primary Care is a form of payment method for medical services performed within the primary care setting. This model involves patients paying “directly” for services provided out-of-pocket to the practice. The key here is that those out-of-pocket expenses are much less and more affordable than you may think. And, this becomes a contract between patient and physician, the way it ought to be, not your insurance company.
Over 75% of medical care in our country occurs in primary care. Direct Primary Care is an alternative model of providing for the costs that occur in the primary care setting at a much lower rate, thereby saving the healthcare system millions of dollars. Insurance is important for the remaining 25% to cover those catastrophic events, but when it comes to primary care, Direct Primary Care physicians can greatly reduce the costs of labs, x-rays, and procedures and transfer those savings to the patient."