Water's Edge Wellness Center Integrative Medicine Langley WA

Direct Primary Care

What is Direct Primary Care and why are we choosing this model?

DPC allows for a direct relationship between patient and doctor by removing the insurance “middleman”.

 

Increased accessibility

Same week appointments with either Dr. Kovscek or Dr. Fox.  

Without insurance regulations, patient needs can be met over the phone or patient portal when appropriate.

More one-on-one time with the doctor

Longer appointments, 30-60 minutes with each patient.

 

Improved health and wellness
More time between patient and doctor leads to better health outcomes and disease prevention. Overtime this leads to improved quality of life and lower healthcare costs.
Each doctor will spend more time focused on your health rather than navigating your insurance plan.

 

More affordable care

  • DPC prices are in line, or below, what patients pay out of pocket when using insurance.

  • High deductible insurance plans are a great compliment to DPC, and result in overall lower annual costs.

 

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What Is Included:
  • Unlimited visits, in person or by phone

  • Annual preventative wellness visit

  • Discounted supplements for all member-patients who purchase through the dispensary online or at the center

  • Discounts on services from associated providers at Water's Edge

  • After-hour urgent care available by phone.

In other words, we contract directly with our patients for medical services—providing highly personalized primary care for one low monthly fee, with no deductible, no co-pays, and no insurance bureaucracy.

 

You’ll gain peace of mind with same-day or next day appointments, 30 to 60 minute visits, and unlimited access to your doctor. You also gain the option to see either our naturopathic doctor or family practice MD. What this means specifically is that we will not be billing your insurance for services provided at our center. Lab work and diagnostic testing however that we order will maintain the coverage as per your insurance plan.

 

Here are the basics:

  •  No extra cost for in-clinic procedures (see list below)

  •  Easy access to Dr. Kovscek (MD) or Dr. Fox (ND)

  •  Appointments same day or week as needed

  •  Phone or email communication as appropriate

 

Monthly Membership Costs:

Age 8-19:   $69

Age 20-30: $92

Age 31-50: $115

Age 51-64: $138

Age 65+:    $162

Family Plan: $345/mo (for 2 adults and unlimited children in the same household)

Enrolled children who go away to college pay $30/mo.

 

$200 one-time enrollment/processing fee.

 

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Insurance:

DPC memberships pair well with high-deductible insurance plans, including Medicare. Most insurance plans will still cover the following services (** Note this is dependent on your individual plan):

  • Any labs, studies, or images ordered

  • Specialist medical care

  • ER visits and admissions to hospital if needed

Patients dealing with low income and/or no insurance may be able to obtain a scholarship and are encouraged to contact us for ideas about membership assistance.

Specific in-office services included with membership:
  • Unlimited visits

  • Well visits for infants, children, and adolescents

  • Annual preventive & wellness care for adults

  • Pap smears

  • LGBT care

  • Nutrition and lifestyle counseling and guidance

  • Weight loss management

  • Thyroid treatment

  • Menopause treatment

  • Care for chronic conditions

  • Care for acute illnesses  

  • Referral to appropriate specialists when indicated and coordination of your care

  • Preconception counseling

  • Postpartum care  

  • Mindfulness tools  

  • Lab draws

Procedures:

  • Basic in office gynecologic procedures

  • rapid strep test

  • urinalysis

  • urine pregnancy testing

  • screening for vaginal infections

  • EKG  

  • Ear wax removal

  • Cryotherapy to remove simple skin lesions

  • Simple skin biopsies

 

Water's Edge Wellness Center

221 Second St.
Langley, WA 98260 

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