Local Physician Opens Unique Direct Primary Care Clinic In Ridgeland

Doctor claims that his model will be the future of medicine, more beneficial to patients

 

Dr. Michael L. Sanders, Family Medicine/Board Certified, has just recently opened the new health clinic, Face Value Health DPC PLLC, located at 201 Hwy. 51, Unit A, Ridgeland, MS, 39157. Dr. Sanders, who has an extensive and impressive background with Metro-area hospitals and clinics, decided the time was right to launch his DPC (Direct Primary Clinic) this past June.

“Direct Primary Care, or what some have called ‘concierge care,’ is a unique and cost beneficial option that is perfect for patients with high deductibles, no existing health insurance, business owners who want an affordable plan for their employees and, frankly, people who are tired of the ‘cattle call’ approach to modern health care office visits,” Dr. Sanders says of Face Value Health. Regarding the latter issue, Dr. Sanders guarantees at least a half hour consultation with all patients with new patients receiving a full hour of one-on-one consultation and examination.

In addition to not feeling rushed, the Face Value Health clinic offers the patient medication and lab work through negotiated physician pricing; this means medications and labs are offered at wholesale prices to the patient resulting in extraordinary savings. Face Value Health also provides access to discounted x-rays, CT (cat) scans, MRIs and ultrasounds through the clinic’s partnership with area imaging centers as well as IV fluids when appropriate and numerous medical tests such as EKGs, biopsies and other procedures.

For a monthly membership rate, the Direct Primary Care model offers all patients direct access to Dr. Sanders and his nurse, although prospective members are also welcome to try it out for a one-time fee.

“Here at Face Value Health, we really feel that we are changing the family medical office for the better,” Dr. Sanders says. “We provide lower costs, 24/7 access and the same care and procedures that other clinics do but with a noticeable lack of pressure and the patient is not treated like a number. As a longtime physician who had worked in the more traditional medical settings, I knew there was a better way and, to my mind, Direct Primary Care is that way. That is why I took the entrepreneurial plunge and decided to open Face Value Health this year.

“My nurse Nichole and I are so excited to be able to provide this service to the greater Jackson area,” Dr. Sanders continues, “and to really take part in what we think is a ‘revolution’ in health care. That might sound like hyperbole but it’s actually not. I invite anyone to come to Face Value Health and notice the difference the very minute he or she walks in the door. It’s that palpable–and it’s a comfortable, affordable experience that will pleasantly surprise a lot of people.”

For more information on Face Value Health DPC PLLC, or to schedule an appointment or visit, please call 601-790-7105 or log on to www.FaceValueHealth.com.

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