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Facetime with a doctor?

Telemedicine is expanding the availability of healthcare options to more people.  When you’re stuck at work or on the ball field with your son, it would be great to have a quick appointment with a trusted medical professional from Trinity.  Someone who knows you best and has your chart available is the best person to provide you care.

Take a look at this survey and help us determine how we bring this new resource to you and your family.  Thanks!!

Telemedicine Survey

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Reignite Liberty’s torch

The American dream for healthcare needs strong medicine.

The inscription on the Statue of Liberty which is taken from the poem New Colossus written by Emma Lazarus says in part,

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Over the last several decades the medical economic model has encouraged physicians to seek out otherwise well and healthy patients.  It was inadvertently done and without any malicious intent but the pressures were real.  The system requires such enormous documentation and coding that it has encouraged patients to conform to the box in which they are placed.  It discourages individualism in favor of protocols.  It celebrates documentation of such things as smoking rates yet hinders the affordability of medication to stop smoking.  The system wants to categorize and number patients and let them be a resource to run through it’s machine.  When patients want to be individuals, freely making their own healthcare decisions, then the system runs poorly.  Those individuals with complex and personal needs become burdensome to the system and often are subtlety shunned.

From it’s foundation Trinity has been principled in seeking to serve those who need care.  These are “the tired, the poor and the huddled masses” to whom Ms. Liberty proclaims refuge.  In this week of political celebration or protest (depending on your viewpoint), we want to again reiterate our stance on seeking to serve those who are sick and hurting.  We stand ready to care for all patients of all conditions.

We do this in several ways.  First our walk in clinic serves the community six days a week in a personal and compassionate manner.  Our charges for services are some of the lowest in the area.  We dumped the double standard charge model years ago where the uninsured paid substantially more than the insured.  Today, anyone who is cared for in our practice will pay the same amount regardless of insurance status.  For anyone who pays in full at the time of service, they will receive the same discount that has been negotiated by the the insurance companies.  Everyone pays the same.

Second, our depth of resources for our patients to truly become healthy are unparalleled across the country let alone Knoxville.  We offer a full range of experts to help patients treat, reverse, and cure their chronic illness with nutrition changes, exercise programs, wellness plans, stress management, sleep improvement, and Biblical counseling.  We have seen patients reap large rewards of weight loss, medication reduction, and reclaiming their lives as they progress through the programs.

Lastly, our Direct Primary Care program is offering discounts to new patients with chronic conditions.  Any new patient that completes their first member appointment with the Direct Primary Care program by the end of Inauguration Day and has one of the three biggest chronic, pre-existing conditions of diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol for which they are receiving at least one prescribed medication  will have their registration fee of $125 waived.

Trinity Medical Associates is reigniting Liberty’s torch for all people to receive the highest quality medical care.  Call today for an appointment and come be part of the new American healthcare dream.

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Good Medicine: Healthcare for everyone

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭21‬:‭13‬ ESV)

Over the last five years this nation has watched many fundamental healthcare changes including the Affordable Care Act and the more recent SGR repeal and record breaking profit announcements from major insurance companies.  Through it all we must as a nation build a system whereby the cries of the poor are heard and answered.  A growing understanding of those serving the poor is that they are not truly benefited by handouts and free services but rather genuine, self-worth building paths to obtain the basic needs we all want.  I encourage you to ponder by what mechanism quality healthcare could be rendered to the poor and wealthy alike.  I assure you I am doing just that for two verses later it is written “When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.”(‭Proverbs‬ ‭21‬:‭15‬ ESV)

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