"Dr. Laura Sharp, a Cincinnati native, moved to Dayton in 1988 for the next eight years, where she initially received her BS in Biology from the University of Dayton, then, in 1992, her Medical Degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine. She returned to Cincinnati to complete her Family Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati, a program that also teaches international medicine. During residency, Dr. Sharp was able to participate in a medical brigade to Honduras, thus fostering an interest in that facet of medicine. After residency, she initially practiced in Northern KY for six years, before finally settling in her home neighborhood of Anderson, so as to be nearer to her home and kids. Now in her 20th year of practice, Dr. Sharp feels traditional medical practices don't allow for the quality care that can be achieved with the Direct Primary Care model. She believes in a holistic style of medicine: body, mind, and spirit are equally important. Her goal is always to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to reduce or eliminate unnecessary medications; instead, replace them with good eating habits and routine exercise. She encourages an active, healthy spiritual life as well. She is very excited to join McGilligan MD and to be able to offer her patients longer office visits with individualized treatment plans. Outside of the office, Dr. Sharp enjoys spending time with her four (fabulous) kids, exercising - especially pilates and biking - and exploring alternative health practices and spirituality."
In our Direct Primary Care practice, you matter. You are not just a number; you are an individual with specific goals for your health. We want to help you accomplish those goals. By taking the bureaucracy of insurance out of our primary care relationship, and contracting directly with our patients, we deliver individualized, easily accessible, care to help you meet your goals. While we do not bill insurance, we still recommend patients have insurance for unplanned scenarios such as hospitalizations and surgeries. You can still use your insurance for labs, imaging, and medications at any facility you choose.
Individualized Direct Care from Your Doctor
We offer email, text, phone, and video visits in addition to the traditional in-person office visits. Your monthly membership fee covers all of these and you are not billed extra when seen or heard. We will keep our practice size much smaller than the typical internal medicine practice in order to see you the same day or next day when you are ill or hurt. Our goal is to eliminate the need for our patients to use an urgent care or retail clinic.
With our practice, you can expect to reach your doctor, directly, and receive individualized care with a holistic approach. You should also expect to not feel rushed. With our smaller size, we schedule longer visits to address your needs. With no co-pays, patients can also feel comfortable accessing care earlier than they may have in the traditional system."