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The Health Care You Deserve

2024-01-29T14:11:23+00:00January 29th, 2024|Direct Primary Care, Family Medicine, Family Practice, Health Care, Membership, Public Health, Uncategorized|

Uncovering the Source of Your Well-Being

Tired of healthcare that barely scratches the surface? Is your doctor treating symptoms without getting to the core of your health concerns? Ready for a more holistic approach?

Discover Roots Health DPC—a revolutionary, patient-centered practice committed to nourishing your mind, body, and spirit. With constant direct access to board-certified medical care and dedicated time to address the root cause of your symptoms, we redefine your healthcare experience.

In a system where the average office visit is a mere 7 minutes, why settle for fragmented care? At Roots Health DPC, your health takes center stage—the foundation for life on your terms.

Your path to comprehensive health and wellness starts now.

Why choose direct primary care?
  1. Quality Time: Engage in meaningful conversations with your physician to craft a personalized healthcare plan, considering every aspect of your health, environment, and lifestyle.
  2. Seamless Communication: Enjoy ongoing communication with your board-certified physician, easily adjusting your plan to meet evolving healthcare needs—unlimited access, both in-person and virtually.
  3. No Waiting. No Copays. Ever: Affordable, transparent pricing with a low monthly membership fee provides unlimited direct access. Collaborate as a team to achieve optimal health, benefiting from discounts on labs, medications, supplements, and imaging.

Ready for a healthcare journey that prioritizes you?

JOIN ROOTS HEALTH DPC.

Direct Primary Care Benefits Your Small Business Healthcare

2023-07-03T22:25:09+00:00July 3rd, 2023|Adults, Direct Primary Care, Employers, Health Care, Membership|

5 Reasons Why Direct Primary Care is a Good Health Care Solution for Your Small Business

Introduction:

As a small business owner, providing comprehensive healthcare benefits to your employees is crucial. However, navigating the complexities of traditional healthcare options can be daunting and costly. There is an innovative approach that is now a viable alternative. It’s called Direct Primary Care (DPC) and today we look at how it might be a smart choice for your small business.

1. DPC saves you and your employees money:

One of the most significant advantages of DPC is its ability to lower healthcare costs for both employers and employees. With DPC, employees pay a flat monthly fee for access to primary care and urgent care services, eliminating the burden of copays and deductibles. By providing affordable, comprehensive care, DPC encourages employees to seek timely medical attention, avoiding costly emergency room visits. This cost-effective approach leads to significant savings for your business and your employees.

2. DPC Provides Timely and Convenient Care:

DPC Provides Timely and Convenient Care: In addition to cost savings, DPC offers enhanced convenience for your employees. With regular business hours, as well as after-hours, weekend, and holiday availability, employees can access primary care services when they need them the most. The ability to reach their primary care providers through phone calls or text messages ensures timely medical advice and eliminates the need for unnecessary emergency room visits or long waits. This convenient access to quality care fosters a healthier workforce and minimizes absenteeism, thereby boosting overall productivity.

3. DPC Improves Productivity with a Healthier Workforce:

By offering DPC as a healthcare option, you empower your employees to take control of their health proactively. Without the barriers of copays and annual premium increases, employees can easily seek primary care services for minor illnesses or medical issues. Through telemedicine or phone consultations, many health concerns can be addressed without requiring in-person visits. This approach reduces time away from work, promotes employee well-being, and enhances productivity within your small business.

4. DPC Enhances Your Benefits Package and Company Culture:

In today’s competitive job market, attracting and retaining talented employees is vital. By offering DPC as part of your benefits package, you differentiate your business and create a more appealing work environment. The cost savings associated with DPC enable you to provide competitive health benefits while reducing your overhead. By demonstrating your commitment to employee wellness and personalized healthcare experiences, you cultivate a positive company culture that fosters loyalty and engagement among your workforce.

5. DPC Helps Attract and Retain Talented Employees:

Studies have shown that access to DPC healthcare through an employer is a significant factor in employee satisfaction and retention. By providing personalized healthcare experiences and promoting a healthier and happier workforce, your small business becomes an attractive employer of choice. Furthermore, DPC allows for easy inclusion of employees’ spouses and children, offering comprehensive care for their entire families. This inclusive approach further strengthens your employee benefits package and sets your small business apart from the competition.

In Summary:

Direct Primary Care (DPC) presents small businesses with a compelling alternative to traditional healthcare models. By offering cost-effective care, convenient access, improved productivity, and a competitive benefits package, DPC can be a win-win solution for both employers and employees. Embracing this innovative approach demonstrates your commitment to employee well-being and positions your small business for long-term success in today’s dynamic business landscape. Explore DPC as a valuable option for your business and reap the benefits of high quality health care at a fraction of the price of traditional health insurance for your company.

Learn more about how DPC offers employers an health care solution that works. Receive a complimentary analysis for your business health care needs now.

What is Direct Primary Care?

2023-04-03T14:53:44+00:00April 3rd, 2023|Direct Primary Care, Health Care, Membership|

Direct Primary Care. What is it?

I already pay a ton for health insurance…. aren’t those services covered?

Most of us know that trying to use our health insurance is a painful process.  In general, we find it impossible to get the care we need without creating a massive headache.   In the end, we spend additional time and money trying to get the “care” that our insurance “covers.”  We are all familiar with the hassle typically experienced when trying to get an appointment or speak to a doctor.  Often, we end up with end up coming out-of-pocket for our copays and deductibles… sometimes paying hundreds or thousands of dollars annually.  These expenses are paid in addition to our already high-priced monthly premiums that take a large chunk of our income every paycheck. Sometimes we avoid seeking healthcare altogether because it is such a hassle.

You may have already even tried to solve for some of the health care hassle by changing to a lower cost plan or choosing a different provider who is supposed to be “better.”  But even when you really need health care… you might still consider “waiting it out” because the hassle of dealing with a health issue is harder than not dealing with it.

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is changing everything about your health care experience as you know it.

DPC offers a solution that saves you both time and money. You can now easily access the health care you need in a timely manner that his hassle-free without long waits or surprise bills.

DPC provides transparent pricing with a low monthly membership fee. There are no copays. There are no out-of-pocket dollars spent to meet your deductible. For example, if you end up needing to need an MRI, labs, medications, or an urgent care visit… the savings on these services alone often cover the entire cost of your membership for a year. The cost-savings in DPC do not even begin to touch the tremendous value of the superior care provided and the amount of time and hassle saved for patients.

Our patients do not avoid seeking care. They know they deserve to have easy access to their doctor especially when they are sick. We make it easy for them to reach us directly. No waiting.

We do not believe in automated messaging systems, sitting for hours waiting to be seen, or waiting for days to get a call back from your doctor.

It’s simple. We do what’s right for our patients. Every. Single. Time.

If this sounds like the kind of health care you think you deserve…. set up a free meet and greet to see how DPC will work for you.

 

Avoiding care because it’s a hassle, spending an inordinate amount of time trying to get the care you need, and receiving bills you were not expecting after your care has been provided are the status quo for the health care experience. Can you really afford not to try something different?

Prediabetes – What is it exactly?

2023-02-11T03:11:19+00:00January 30th, 2023|Adults, Diabetes, Family Medicine, Family Practice, Health Care, Membership|

What is prediabetes? Who is at risk?
A look at the myths about diabetes.

Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 80% don’t know they have it. In fact, most people are not aware that they should be routinely screened.

So what is the harm in having prediabetes?

Prediabetes significantly increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. As with anything… knowledge is power.

The good news is that if you have prediabetes, which is easily detected on bloodwork, you can make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.

Is prediabetes more common than you thought?
Learn more about ways that you can maximize your wellness by setting up a FREE initial consultation with Dr Diaz to create a customized health plan based on your personal wellness goals.

Today we are going to dispel some common myths about Diabetes.

Myth: You’re not at risk for Diabetes if you’re a healthy weight

Being obese or overweight is associated with a number of health problems, and it increases your risk for type 2 diabetes. This does not mean that you are immune to the disease if you maintain a healthy weight, however. Even people at a healthy weight can have diabetes

Myth: No One in My Family Has Diabetes, so I Can’t Get It

Having a close family member with type 2 diabetes does put you at increased risk for developing the condition. But the risk of diabetes goes up with age. The risk is higher in people with heart disease, high blood pressure, and who have excess weight or obesity, regardless of family history. Although you might not be able to change your family history or age, you can practice a healthy lifestyle to cut your risk.

Myth: There’s Nothing That You Can Do to Prevent Diabetes

Even though genetics factor into your risk for type 2 diabetes, lifestyle choices play an important role in preventing diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight, daily exercise and healthy diet modifications can help reduce your risk for diabetes. Smoking can make it difficult for your body to use insulin, so not smoking can help decrease your risk for diabetes, as well. Alcohol consumption can also play a role.

Myth: It’s Your Fault if you have Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease, and people with diabetes are not to blame. There is no known way to prevent type 1 diabetes, and while lifestyle factors do contribute to your risk for type 2 diabetes, even type 2 diabetes is not entirely preventable.

Myth: Diabetes is Inconvenient but not Serious

Diabetes results in more deaths than breast cancer and AIDS put together. There are several risks and complications associated with diabetes, including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation that impact the quality of life significantly.

Next week we will take a look at how you can figure out your risk for prediabetes and determine what type of screening is appropriate.
Knowledge is Power. Sign up to receive “Mondays with your MD” for FREE and take control of your health today.

Making Health Your Priority in 2023: Tips for Success

2023-01-22T20:41:04+00:00January 16th, 2023|Adults, Community, Family Practice, Health Care, Membership, Mental Health|

The goal of becoming healthier is among the most popular resolutions. Many resolve to eat healthier and exercise regularly. These resolutions are great, but they do not address the way stress can sabotage our best efforts to live a healthy life. Emotional well-being underpins our success at achieving our health goals for 2023.

Goal setting is good, but the mindset work that builds the foundation for the path to success is what is most important. Living a healthy life is a journey, not a destination, and there are no “quick cures” when it comes to health and well-being. Failure can cause impatience and it is necessary to remember that you will succeed… if you don’t expect overnight success.

At Roots Health DPC we provide a system and support to ensure that you achieve your health and wellness goals. We know that healthy living is the foundation for a successful happy productive life.


Use these tips to help ensure you follow through with prioritizing your health in 2023:

Stay in Touch

Connect with friends in person. It’s good for your health to maintain friendships. In general, a lack of social bonds can damage your health as much smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure.

Surround yourself with people who are making their personal health and wellness their priority. In a technology-fixated era, it’s never been easier to stay in touch, so fire up your favorite social media and then follow up with in-person visits.

Plan for bumps in the road: A support system can help. We thrive with social interaction and support. Surround yourself with like-minded people looking to prioritize their health and wellness this year. It is important to have someone there on a regular basis to get you through those rough times.

Manage Your Stress

Stress, in small doses, can actually be helpful for short periods. But chronic stress can increase your risk of—or worsen—anxiety, depression, diabetes, heart disease, and more. The best way to manage stress is to control the factors you have agency over:

  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise
  • Ensure you are eating well
  • Spend intentional time relaxing away from stressors

Relaxation, sleep, socializing, and taking vacations are things we all deserve and owe to ourselves for our health and well being in 2023. Finding healthy ways to cope with the stress in your life is imperative to your well-being.

Cut Back on Alcohol

Drinking alcohol in excess can increase risk for depression, increase memory loss, and increase hot flash symptoms in perimenopausal women. Heavy chronic drinking increases your risk for liver and heart disease, stroke, mental deterioration, and even cancers of the mouth, throat, liver, and breast.

If cutting back on alcohol to a couple of drinks per week seems to be difficult, consider reaching out for help.

Get More Sleep

You probably already know that a good night’s rest can do wonders for your ability to function on all cylinders. But sleep is more beneficial to your health than you might realize. A lack of sleep has been linked to a greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Aim to get quality sleep and more of it by exercising good sleep habits. These habits can include actions such as:

  • Going to bed and waking up at consistent times daily
  • Having a comfortable bedroom atmosphere (i.e., one that is dark, quiet, and relaxing)
  • Getting exercise during the day

It’s common for people to make New Year’s resolutions, but it’s also common for people to break them. Fortunately, there are resolutions you can make with ways that can help you stick to them. At Roots Health DPC, we take the time to understand your unique health goals and work with you to address obstacles to your success. We invite you to join us and let us help you achieve your health and wellness goals in 2023.

YOUR TIME is valuable – Mondays with your MD

2023-03-15T13:38:23+00:00December 4th, 2022|Adults, Direct Primary Care, Families, Family Practice, Health Care, Membership|

YOUR TIME is the most valuable resource you have. Give yourself the gift of TIME.

You work hard to balance time between your career and your family. When one of your own has a health concern that “pops up” or just needs to be scheduled …. trying to figure out the how, where, and when to get the issue addressed can literally take hours, and even days, from your routine.

I get it. I’m a working mom and I know what it is like to balance work and family, to “carry” the mental load, and then…. to put “one more thing” on your plate. My job is to take that stress off your plate.

“My son has a sore throat and fever…. I have placed a call to his doctor’s office and am waiting for a call back….”

When you have medical concerns, the last thing you want is to pile on more stress. Let me help! My patients reach out to me, their physician, directly via text at any time of day. They get answers to the questions they have about their health immediately and can take the next steps and get back to their busy lives.

“My daughter cut open her foot. Do I take her to urgent care or ER and wait to be seen?”

No one has time to wait around for a return call from the doctor’s office for advice. You don’t have to sit in an urgent care with other contagious sick people waiting to be seen… then go back again the following week because you picked up a virus in the lobby while waiting. We take care of this without the wait!

“I am experiencing a constant feeling of being tired… but I just put off going to see the doctor because it is so hard to get an appointment and the visit takes up half my day.”

Let us make going to the doctor as easy as booking a time that works perfectly for your schedule. We even offer telemedicine so you can get care wherever you are. If you are visiting us, there is no waiting in a waiting room. Ever!

THIS IS NOT too good to be true!