Start with Why.

Start with Why.

  We've been busy since the turn of the new year (and it's almost April!) with exciting new developments on the horizon for the clinic in the next year.  Stay tuned for updates on a new space (maybe!), adding a provider (or two?), and additional nursing staff to...

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Better pricing for Paps!

This post is short and sweet: we just secured much lower pricing for Pap smears! While we still perform the pelvic exam and get the Pap smear sample here in the office (it’s included in your membership!), the outside pathologist's interpretation costs extra. Our Pap...

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Colds, Coughs, Laryngitis: A Bullet-Point Rundown

Medical name: upper respiratory infection, acute bronchitis, laryngitis Major symptoms: congestion, runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, hoarseness, fatigue, overall feeling crummy, occasional low-grade fever Caused by: viruses about 85% of the time (rhinovirus,...

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The Stomach Flu: A Bullet-Point Rundown

Medical name: gastroenteritis, colitis, or gastritis Major symptoms: fever, vomiting, and frequent, watery (usually nonbloody) diarrhea Caused by: most commonly caused by norovirus in adults and rotavirus in kids under 2; it can also be caused by food poisoning...

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January Newsletter

Happy new year!  And happy birthday to us!  Exactly one year ago we opened our doors as Kansas City Direct Primary Care.  I only saw one patient that day, but that one visit was huge: I helped prevent an unnecessary ER visit for a family.  Since that small victory a...

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The Flu: A Bullet-Point Rundown

Medical name: influenza Major symptoms: body aches, fevers and chills, and generally feeling terrible (usually not associated with upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea). Caused by: three varieties of influenza -- influenza A, B and C.  Influenza A varieties are...

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‘Tis the season for getting sick!

When we all move indoors -- and the temperature drops outside -- the rate of pesky illness goes way, way up!  I’ll talk about colds, flu, and the stomach flu individually over the next few blog posts, but there are a few things to know before we start: Colds,...

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