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Employers lower healthcare spending with Onsite Clinics and Direct Primary Care

blood pressure cuffTrinity Medical Associates offers two  excellent options for employers seeking to lower their healthcare spending while maintaining a high level of employee care and accountability.

The first choice is a Trinity Onsite Clinic.  We can setup, staff, and operate a full service primary care office within your facility.  With a Trinity provider onsite during the work day employees have ready access to a trusted healthcare profession from their community.  Follow up visits, wellness and nutrition counseling, and preventative health visits can all be obtained with minimal work interruption.  Trinity has become the second largest independent primary care group in the area and are able to provide a great depth of resources which are at the disposal of the onsite clinician.  Lab draws, point of care testing, referrals to specialists, and all typical primary care office services can be arranged through the onsite clinic.  Visits are most often processed on a fee-for-service basis through the employers health benefits plan.  Trinity operates several onsite clinics in the region and has the experience to establish new locations quickly and competently.

Dr.McColl-9768-683x1024The second choice is to provide employees a membership in Trinity Direct Primary Care.  Trinity established their Direct Primary Care (DPC) program in January 2016 and now operates the largest DPC practice in the region with offices in Hardin Valley and Maryville.  DPC focuses on providing members a comprehensive primary care experience through a low cost monthly membership fee.  Members have the freedom to directly contact their DPC physician via phone or email throughout the business day and schedule office visits that are longer in duration and more in depth.  With no per visit fees and most common labs included in the cost of membership, most patients have no extra charges apart from the membership fee.  Labs and services not covered by membership are offered at 60-90% off retail pricing.  Members also have access to discounted rates for advanced imaging such as CTs and MRI which are less expensive than rates provided through insurance plans.  Employers can choose to cost share with employees by having them be responsible for non-membership charges or choose to  reimburse employees for these charges.  This provides employers with a stable, predictable monthly healthcare spending plan.  DPC is especially appealing to employer with self-funded insurance plans.  Trinity DPC has contracted with several area employers who are providing full service primary care to their employees.

If you have questions about which program might be best for your company please contact Leah Parker, Trinity’s Practice Administrator, at 539-0270 or Dr. Mark McColl, managing partner of Trinity Direct Primary Care, at 244-1800.

Here’s a helpful reference article describing some of the differences of Onsite Clinics and Direct Primary Care programs.

What is the difference between an Onsite Clinic and Direct Primary Care? by Tom Valenti


Direct Primary Care open house tomorrow in Maryville

Trinity Direct of Maryville will host their monthly open house tomorrow, May 17th, from noon to 1pm.  Dr. Hone and her staff will be on hand to discuss the DPC program, its benefits, and options.  Please come to hear how a Direct Primary Care membership offers improved access to less expensive primary care.

Don’t wait for Washington or Nashville to decide how you should obtain your healthcare.  You can be part of a healthcare revolution and take back ownership.

Bring your questions and your friends.  This will be an informative and educational time.

For more information call the Trinity Direct of Maryville office at 980-8551.

The office is located at 1515 E. Lamar Alexander Blvd. Maryville, TN 37804.


Direct Primary Care Open House Today

Please join us today at Trinity Medical Associates of Hardin Valley for this month’s open house.  Dr. McColl will discuss the Direct Primary Care program, benefits, and details. In this time of health insurance uncertainly and political policy changes, Trinity DPC is establishing as its sole priority the healthcare of patients. DPC allows patients to take charge of their own care with the help of a trusted physician regardless of insurance coverage.  It stops the progression of vending machine medicine and returns healthcare back to a conversation between a patient and their physician.

The open house will be from noon to 1pm.  Please feel free to attend, ask questions, and join the healthcare revolution. Call the DPC office at 244-1800 with questions.


Pre-existing conditions don’t scare us.

Trinity’s Direct Primary Care program is about finding better ways of taking care of patients.  It isn’t about insurance companies or government policy.  It is about caring for patients without outside influence.  We don’t base our standard of care on who is in the White House or who controls congress.  We focus on our patients.

So in light of all the anxiety provoking discussion concerning repealing and/or replacing Obamacare and the effect it might have on patients with pre-existing conditions, we want to show you what DPC is all about.  We going to give patients with any of the three biggest pre-existing conditions a discount.  That’s right.  We are going to actually make it cheaper for patients with chronic illness receive healthcare because that is what we do.  Trinity Direct Primary Care focuses on our patients first.

Here are the details: Any new patient who joins as a member and has their first appointment this week who has either diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol for which they are taking at least one daily prescribed medication will have their $125 registration fee waived.  Monthly membership billing will start at the end of the first month at the usual rates of $30 a month for children 22 years of age and younger, $60 a month for adults through 64 years of age, and seniors 65 years of age or older.

Sign up now and call one of the DPC offices for your appointment.  This offer expires when the last appointment this week is taken.