Being a doctor, family members often ask me medical questions. “Should I take this medicine at night or in the morning?” or “Is there anything else I can do for my arthritis?” While I don’t mind helping out with these kinds of things, really, it be nice if everyone had a doctor in the family— so something close to it.
That idea is a big part of what Sequoia MD specifically, an direct primary care more broadly, is all about. The entire premise of the practice is that is is built around a relationship. It used to be the norm that your doctor knew you, knew who you are. While that still exists some places now, it is, unfortunately, the exception. I want to bring it back.
I like the fact that sometimes, I see my patients at the park, or at the grocery store. I like the fact that my patients are a part of my community. I think its important to be there when things come up, they can call me— even if its just a small question, or something that you forgot to mention at an appointment.
Its not for everyone. Some people like big institutions. Some people prefer complex systems of care. Me? I prefer relationships with my patients, and I feel incredibly lucky that I get to have that, that I get to the be doctor in not just my own family, but in many families.