It's called Direct Primary Care. We love it, our current patients love it, and we think you'll love it to.
Here's the gist: we don't accept any insurance, and as a result you save money. Become a member of our practice for a low monthly fee, and get unlimited office visits, transparent pricing on labs, a doctor who cares about what healthcare costs, my cell phone number, and a whole lot more.
Watch this great video to learn more about Direct Primary Care.
We're a Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice. DPC is a unique approach to healthcare and our patients love it. So, how is it different?
Did you know that most Primary Care Providers have between 2,500-3,500 patients? We limit our practice to under 1,000 patients total. That means that your doctor spends more time with you when you need him. Plus, when he is not actively seeing a patient, he is able to help coordinate your care and research your treatments.
We don't bill any insurance plans so you won’t have a middle-man in your primary care. Decisions about your healthcare will be made by you and your doctor without the impersonal management that comes from third-party payers. Instead, patients pay a monthly membership fee which can save money and covers excellent treatment. Give it a try, and you’ll quickly see for yourself the value of this approach!
Forget scheduling appointments weeks in advance. Typically you'll get a next-day appointment - and it'll be free.
Contact us whenever you want, however you want - email, text, in-person, even video chat. You're part of the family.
We've negotiated wholesale rates on medication and lab tests, and we pass all those savings straight to you.
Welcome to UR Country Doc. I have over 30 years of practice experience which I look forward to sharing with you.
As an osteopathic physician I offer the full spectrum of care with an advanced background in the musculoskeletal system. Your membership will even include osteopathic manipulation if indicated.
Professionally I practiced in Woodbury, MN for 30 years and have been practicing in the lakes area for over 3 years. I belong to the Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society where I have served as president twice. I have been a national delegate to the American Osteopathic Association House of Delegates working on national healthcare issues. In addition I served on the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (the osteopathic profession's school board) and on the National Osteopathic Board of Medical Examiners. Over the years I have had students rotate through the office as part of their medical school experience.
The Mpls/St. Paul magazine honored me with the designation of one of their Top Doctors in 2012.
In 2017 I was awarded the Distinguished Fellow Award by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, one of only 75 members.
Family has always been a top priority for me. Pam and I are celebrating over 34 years of married life. We have been blessed with 4 children and now 4 grand-kids. Life is good.
Pam and I are Kinship mentors to a couple of great kids from Crosby. This has been a special relationship for all 4 of us. We are also active in our church were you can find me lectoring from time to time.
Our fees are simple and transparent, as they should be. No hidden fees or complex invoicing. You'll know exactly what you're paying and exactly what you're getting.
We commit to price transparency.
This means we have negotiated with a national lab company and when paying cash most of your labs will be under $10.
For x-ray, MRI, CT scan and ultrasound I will work to negotiate the best price for you and your family.
On medications we have searched for the best prices nationally and can get most generic medications for about $0.26 per pill when filled for 6 months.