Megunticook Family Medicine "launched" just over a week ago. We opened appointments for a few patients who needed care before we could fully equip the office. This was a great opportunity to test our plans and we've made some adjustments from what we've learned. We also simplified our membership plans, choosing to use the lower membership fee plan for all patients this year instead of our initial intention to offer two levels of membership.
Without a rushed office schedule, we got a glimpse of the benefits of Direct Primary Care. Jen and I had time to phone consulting specialists and coordinate care for a patient, saving that patient a long drive out of town. We also saved a patient with a high deductible insurance plan quite a bit on an expensive test by "shopping around".
While stocking the office continues this week, we are happy with our progress! Patients who've expressed interest in joining the practice should expect to hear from us with registration information and materials.