Standard membership fee per person: $75 per month / $900 per year
Reduced membership fee per person: $60 per month / $720 per year (available for people who cannot afford the standard membership fee)
Membership fee per child: $35 per month / $420 per year
(available if another family member contributes at one of the membership levels above; for children age 19-26 who are full time students with financial need, this fee can also apply)
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"Melissa Greer, D.O. was born and raised in Indiana. She lived and practiced in the Midwest before coming to Chester County, PA to practice family medicine in the fall of 2015. She has a BS in biology and French from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and studied medicine at Midwestern University outside of Chicago, IL. She was one of two students honored in her medical school class with a three year undergraduate research and teaching fellowship in osteopathic manual medicine with research focus on cranial osteopathy. Her family medicine residency was completed at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL. She is board certified in family medicine and certified in anthroposophic medicine. Dr Greer’s first holistic family medicine practice was in south central Wisconsin. Her work there focused on anthroposophic primary care and the development of a slow food-slow medicine hospital wellness program with emphasis on organic gardening practices. She has been a student of the methodology of anthroposophy since 1999 with special interest in women and children’s health, the holistic understanding of mood disorders, oil dispersion bath therapy, external applications and the role of agricultural practices in human health. She is dedicated to the Carah Medical Arts initiative and knows from personal and clinical experience how much the anthroposophic way of looking can benefit one's own health and community. In her free time she enjoys Persian poetry, biodynamic gardening, hiking and cross country skiing."
"Our current healthcare system with its focus on the physical body has led to astonishing results in areas such as emergency medicine. However, many people do not feel met in areas of medicine that involve our individuality more strongly. The relationship between patients and health-care practitioners has been neglected. Instead, we are increasingly relying on sub-specialists and technology. This has also led to surging costs, threatening the economic future of individuals, businesses and organizations in our country. Our healthcare system is in crisis. In response, the Direct Primary Care movement is rapidly growing all over the US. In order to allow time with and easy access to the primary care physician, it is economically supported through memberships instead of insurance billing. It has been shown to lead to significant decreases in hospital stays and emergency room visits, which means people stay healthier. At the same time overall healthcare costs are lowered. That means better care at overall lower cost. Carah Medical Arts is building on this foundation."