Direct Primary Care Medical Practice Breaks Ground

Riley Hebert

Direct Primary Care Medical Practice Breaks Ground

2 mins
June 8, 2021

A direct primary care medical practice broke ground for a new facility in Abbotsford.

DOCTORS CARE · MD co-owned by Joan Hannula, M.D. and Jamie Barker, RN MSN will open its doors in late summer 2021 because they believe the people in their community deserve high-quality medical care that is more affordable and accessible.

Dr. Hannula, a board-certified family physician is passionate about forming strong relationships with her patients and delivering expert medical care. This relationship includes 24/7 access to the physician either in the clinic, by phone, text or e-mail.

Direct Primary Care facility in Abbotsford broke ground last week. (Photo by Riley Hebert)

Dr. Hannula and Ms. Barker are ecstatic about opening the medical practice and agree, “our passion led us here”. Their vision to open a Direct Primary Care medical practice with accessible and affordable care is a well-seasoned and established model.

DPC’s are rapidly growing across the U.S. because of the rising costs of health insurance, lack of cost transparency and the minimal time patients spend with their doctor.

“Direct Primary Care is about to change everything for the hardworking people in our community”, says Ms. Barker. Dr. Hannula and Ms. Barker understand people are forced to make tough decisions regarding the health of their family due to unknown costs and hidden insurance fees.

“Our membership-based model will not only provide you direct access to your physician in a timely manner, but will lower costs through deeply discounted medications, labs, imaging services and procedures”.

DOCTORS CARE is an independent doctor’s office that does not accept insurance. Instead, similar to how gym memberships and monthly phone bills are paid, members of DOCTORS CARE pay a monthly fee to gain unlimited access to their primary care physician.

This article was orginally reported by
Riley Hebert

Riley Hebert is news director for Central Wisconsin Broadcasting.