A cold and dull April Monday birthday!
It's that time of year again - April 18th, my birthday. It is a cold, snowy, dull and rainy Monday birthday, and the number on the age meter is racking up there. It has been a long and hard couple of years, but finally life has become a little more normal in these past few months.
Sending this birthday message out to patients helps us take stock of how far Cara Direct Care come in the past 4.5 years since opening day. As always we are grateful to have our loyal patients who continue to see the value in their Direct Primary Care membership at Cara Direct Care, and allow us to practice medicine the way it should be done, with adequate patient visit time, attention to those who need it the most, convenience and affordability of care.
Today, I spent my birthday calling surgical centers, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapy clinics to get pricing for an uninsured patient who needs surgery with post-op rehab. While the total price will come to around $11k, it is a lot less than the patient would pay at most major hospitals (likely $30-40k in total).Patient by patient, we can make a difference in Direct Primary Care. Thank you to all our patients for allowing us to be part of that journey with you all and to help make a difference - it is time well spent.
It would be a wonderful birthday gift if any of our patients would consider taking a few minutes to show your appreciation by writing a 5 star review either on Cara Direct Care Google page or Facebook page. These reviews help a lot to keep our practice thriving. Another big thanks to those who have already completed reviews in past years - one is enough!
Dr Clodagh Ryan