As a patient of Coastal DPC, you will have benefits not afforded to most patients in traditional practices, at no additional cost:
An introductory, comprehensive physical exam.
Dr. Chris has been teaching medical students and residents the “textbook” way to do an annual exam for years, so she knows this cannot be done properly in 15 minutes. Your first exam will be thorough, and Dr. Chris will obtain a complete medical history. This exam will likely take at least an hour, and may take up to 90 minutes. We will discuss your overall health, your specific goals, and the recommended health screenings and other preventive actions individualized for your specific circumstances. Subsequent visits will not be hurried, but will go smoother since she will know you well.
Direct access to your doctor.
Because there is no bad time to receive great care, Dr. Chris will be available to you when you need her. Although the office is not open 24/7, she will be available to you after regular business hours. Medical care is provided at a time and place that is most convenient for you, the patient. Sometimes this means we will manage your health care needs by phone, secure text, email, or webcam.
Longer, satisfying visits.
Dr. Chris wants to get to know you so that she can provide the best medical care possible, and she just can’t do it well if we’re rushed. You will have time to ask all your questions, and she wants to ensure there is a shared understanding of the visit and your care. Of course, Dr. Chris also respects your time, and visits will be tailored to your time restraints when needed. This is personal healthcare, individualized for you, and you deserve it!
Same-day and next-day appointments.
With a limited patient panel by design, you will always be a priority and we will make time for you when you need us. We never want you to feel like you were just “squeezed in.” While most family doctors manage thousands of patients, Dr. Chris will limit her practice in the hundreds.
Dr. Chris has always included and enjoyed home visits in her practice. There are times when house calls are just more convenient, and there are times when home visits enable her to provide better care. A survey of your living conditions may show opportunities to reduce risks, such as trip and fall hazards or fire risks, and a peak in your refrigerator or pantry may enable us to better tailor your nutritional or diet goals.
Modern technology to access your health care team.
In addition to office visits, you will be able to access us through phone, secure text, email, webcam, etc.
Price transparency and discounted medications, labs, and imaging.
We don’t believe in hidden fees! Our pricing is clear and straightforward, and we are continually working to negotiate the lowest costs for ancillary services, so we can pass the savings along to you. What we can do in our office is included in your monthly service fee. What we cannot do, we try to help you get the best rates possible.