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Direct Primary Care for your Children

Giving Mothers the Gift of Time.

Mother's Day is around the corner this week.  Direct Primary Care membership can be a huge help for all types of mothers.  Whether you are a working mother looking to balance a career and your newborn or are a stay at home mother with your third or fourth child on the way Direct Primary Care can help take a few things off your plate, make your life simpler, and give you the gift of time.  At Balanced Physician Care, Dr. Sharyl Truty, your physician, becomes a direct partner by providing a hands on, personal resource you can tap into at anytime.

A Hands-on Resource at Any Time

For parents with a newborn, life can be pretty intense those first few weeks of life.  Even if the birth of your newborn child went smoothly or even if you are an experienced parent, new challenges always arise seeming to test our understanding of how to care for and protect this new life.  While our own mothers can be a great resource for helping us navigate new waters sometimes they are not always up on the latest medical understandings.   Sometimes the issues can be simple, but immediate and who wants to wait for the next wellness visit to get your questions answered?  If is is more complicated, who wants to go scrambling to a crowded emergency room and waiting hours with an unhappy infant?  By having a Direct Primary Care membership at Balanced Physician Care, if an issue comes up at 5pm on Friday evening with your newborn or young toddler, you call you doctor directly for answers.  You get direct contact with your physician and immediate peace of mind.

More Time for You, Less Time in the Waiting Room

For some parents, long waits in the waiting room to see your physician can be difficult.  If you are a working mother, needing to be at work you often have to rely on others to do the task of helping you take your child to well visits.  If you have several children, you can feel like you live at the doctor's office.  With a Direct Primary Care membership, you are seen if the office right away and unnecessary visits are minimized giving you more time to spend enjoying playful and learning activities with you children rather than long hours in a waiting room.  If you have a child with a chronic disease such as asthma, eczema or attention deficit disorder, visits such as these can add-up.

Sound Holistic Advice from a Trusted Source

Holistic care can be very important to some mothers.  Even if a child is very healthy, issues do arise from the inevitable cold and flu season to dealing with picky eaters. At Balanced Physician Care, our membership allows Dr. Sharyl Truty the time to spend counseling mothers on holistic options from dietary advice to natural herbals that are safe in children.  For children who are struggling with chronic diseases, often answers cannot only be found in conventional medicine, having a physician you can trust for advice on what holistic options make the most sense for the personality of your child can be invaluable.

At Balanced Physician Care, our goal is to optimize the health of your child and simplify your life.  Let us help to create a wellness plan for your child that goes beyond wellness checks and immunizations.  A Direct Primary Care membership works as a compliment to health insurance as is designed to provide very personalized, quality care.  Let Balanced Physician Care, give you the gift of time this Mother's Day.

Wishing all mothers this upcoming Sunday, a very special and Happy Mother's Day.

Dr Sharyl Truty MD


Sharyl Truty

Dr Sharyl Truty has been in practice as both a board-certified family medicine and a board-certified sports medicine physician for over 13 years. She completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, by Dr. Andrew Weil. For more information on Balanced Physician Care and its Direct Primary Care membership plan visit




Do You File Insurance When You Change Your Car’s Oil?

The Case for Direct Primary Care

Of course, you don’t.  Car insurance is typically for catastrophes, covering injuries and property damage in the horrible case of an accident.

It’s not for gas, oil changes, tire rotations, or windshield wiper replacements; these are routine maintenance items – can you imagine if auto insurance covered these, it’d be really complicated and expensive.

Unlike auto insurance, we use health insurance for everything: routine, preventive and emergency care – no need to imagine, you know how expensive and complicated these plans are.

And when insurance claims are filed for every little thing, insurance premiums rise. So, the only logical way to decrease insurance premiums is to reduce the frequency of claims filed.

Balanced Physician Care can help

To reduce frequency of claims, our solution divides healthcare needs into those healthcare services which are used often, and those which are used rarely.

Primary care, with its routine physicals, acute care, chronic condition management, refills, and lab orders fall into 80-90 percent of services that are used most.

And when used in a Direct Primary Care setting,  the majority of healthcare is included as part of the membership, so filing an insurance claim is no longer required.  Also Direct Primary Care, caps the cost into an affordable, manageable, flat monthly fee.

That means 10 to 20 percent of care is for those rare catastrophic occurrences that are really expensive and should be covered by insurance.  As a result, insurance use (and cost) is minimized.

So, if you separate the emergency stuff from the routine, suddenly healthcare becomes more affordable.

Employers are using Direct Primary Care to lower healthcare costs

Business owners are smart, and given some time, they can figure most things out – that goes for healthcare too.

Across the country, many forward-thinking CEOs and business owners have discovered that Direct Primary Care returns control back to them and returns wasted healthcare dollars back to their bottom line.

They realize by using the car insurance approach to healthcare, the can use a high-deductible plan for major healthcare issues (Accidents, hospitalization, cancers etc.) and use a direct primary care plan for all the regular routine stuff and save money on their healthcare spend at the same time.

It’s the way healthcare should be.

Interested in learning more about Direct Primary Care?  Give us a call at 904-930-4774


By Shawn Fox, Co-founder IdealMD

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