Lauren Hedde started DIRECT DOCTORS in 2014 when she saw a need for a more personalized and accessible primary care model. “As a mom of three young kids, I know how important it is to be able to reach a doctor directly,” says Dr. Hedde. “I realized waiting in a waiting room of sick patients was not ideal, and that having to leave messages for someone to call you back wasn’t working.” She opened a practice where patients could pay an affordable monthly fee instead and then have access to their doctor when it worked for them, without waiting, and with direct access via cell/email/text.
‘’I love getting to know my patients. Spending time one-on-one is the best way for me to get to know someone so that when there is an urgent medical need or a new and difficult diagnosis, that patient can see the doctor they have worked with before and feel comfortable that they’re in good hands.”
The practice is looking forward to adding a third doctor, as well as growing a wellness community by welcoming independent practitioners of psychiatry, psychology, nutrition, acupuncture, and chiropractic care in their facility.
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