Article: The Root Cause of Health Care Dysfunction

Ever wonder why our healthcare system seems to be in such a sorry state?  It seems like politicians and thought leaders are caught surprised when they try to tackle this situation only to find out how complicated it is.  However, I completely disagree.  I don’t believe it is a complicated situation.  I believe we have […]

Can I ask for your help?

Our Direct Primary Care program has grown tremendously since we started in 2016 but there is still a long way to go.  Unlike insurance based physicians, we don’t receive new patients just because we are open.  The majority of our new patient members are referrals from current members.  As prospective patients search out our Direct […]

Why Babies Die

  Recently I hiked Porters Creek Trail in the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It was a beautiful spring day and I was rewarded with some early wildflower blossoms although most flowers had not yet come into bloom.  Along the trail are many signs of early 1900s mountain life.  Rock walls, […]

Heart Failure

            My middle-aged patient was both confused and concerned.  “I don’t know what the deal is; I can barely make it the hundred yards to my mailbox and back without huffing and puffing and stopping to rest.  And I’ve never been a smoker, so what’s the deal?” As it turned out, after a full work-up, […]

Direct Primary Care leader AtlasMD building reputation for lowering costs – Wichita Business Journal

Business owners across the country are seeing an opportunity to lower their healthcare cost while providing better options for primary care to their employees. If you’re interested in how a business DPC membership can lower you company’s healthcare costs contact Dr. McColl at 244-1800 today. http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2017/03/23/atlasmd-building-reputation-for-lowering-costs.html

Direct Primary Care is redefining healthcare in East Tennessee

This month’s Cityview magazine has another article by Jon Hersey discussing the ongoing failure of the Affordable Care Act.  Specifically it highlights how the Direct Primary Care movement is redefining how primary care is delivered in the nation and in East Tennessee. We are excited to be featured in this article. As the largest Direct […]

Living and Dying By What We Eat

           “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  This was the advice of one of history’s best known physicians, Hippocrates, who lived around the 4th century B.C.  He must have had an okay idea of things as he apparently lived to around 90 years old when many were […]

Open House today at Noon

Please join us today at Trinity Medical Associates of Hardin Valley for this month’s open house.  Dr. McColl will discuss the Direct Primary Care program, benefits, and details. In this time of health insurance uncertainly and political policy changes, Trinity DPC is establishing as its sole priority the healthcare of patients. DPC allows patients to […]