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 year ago, I’ve provided several after-hours visits, stitched up more than a couple of you, visited a few of you in the hospital, and even did a couple home visits. This is how I want to practice. This is why I went into medicine in the first place: to be there for you.
I’ve learned a TON in the last year — about running a business, about what you all want in a doctor, and about the crazy and ever-growing health insurance/healthcare industry. Each day brings a new adventure and a new challenge, but there are some things that aren’t so new: winter means cold and flu season. Read on for tips on how to (try to!) stay healthy this season.
Happy new year!
Allison Edwards, MD