Primary Care In America Is Broken
For the most common, less expensive things in healthcare – like primary care – health insurance hinders more than it helps. Insurance prevents us from building strong relationships with our primary care physicians. And with copays, deductibles, and confusing billing, healthcare has become aggravating and overly expensive.
In the current healthcare system, many patients – even those with insurance – only see a medical professional when they’re already gravely ill. This reinforces the outdated idea of using urgent care as healthcare, which increases costs for everyone.
The membership-based model we use at Mint Health Clinics Lone Tree removes the constraints of insurance and third party payers from routine healthcare, allowing our physicians to create close, personal relationships with our members.
Using Car Insurance For Routine Maintenance?
Imagine if we had to use our car insurance every time we got gas, had the oil changed, or had the tires replaced. We’d have a mess on our hands.
- Costs would skyrocket
- Gas stations and repair shops would need to hire an army of staff to process the billing
- We would have no idea what the actual prices are until weeks or months after service
- Your insurer would restrict you to certain gas stations and repair shops
- You would face huge waits just for routine issues
- And the list goes on…
This just wouldn’t make sense, but that’s effectively how our current healthcare system works.
We’re here to help fix this.
We Remove The Barriers To Better Care
Membership-based healthcare helps remove many barriers associated with the traditional fee-for-service model that is governed by insurance.
Better Access With Lower Costs
Instead of using insurance, you pay a low monthly membership fee. There are never any surprise charges or hidden fees, so you will always know exactly what you’re paying for everything.
The elimination of insurance from this relationship not only benefits you the member, but also your physician. Your physician can spend the time needed to develop a trusted, personalized relationship with you, and create an ongoing care plan intended to keep you healthy.
And your healthcare is personalized for you. This means we put you first.
The improved access and increased time you get in membership-based care has been proven to result in:
Fewer visits to the emergency room
Fewer visits to urgent care
Fewer hospital admissions
Fewer specialist referrals
Less spending on total healthcare costs
In a typical family medicine practice, a physician sees 2,500 – 3,000 patients overall, and between 20 – 30 patients per day. This means long waits in crowded waiting rooms, rushed visits, and less time with your physician.
At Mint Health Clinics Lone Tree, your physician sees around 600 – 700 patients overall, and maybe 6 – 8 patients per day. We intentionally keep our patient panel low. This means extended visits and more time with your physician.
Our Lead Physician, Dr. Amy Merritt, believes in the importance of the mind/body/spirit connection and that the healing of each component is paramount to an individual’s health and well-being. Additionally, she believes better overall health and well-being can be achieved when many modalities of healing are considered.
At Mine Health Clinics Lone Tree you have the opportunity to explore multiple treatment, healing, and maintenance options with your physician.
The Individuals and Families plan is for those who will be enrolling on their own, and who will not be part of a sponsored Businesses membership plan.
The Businesses plan is for owners of a sole-proprietorship or a business with employees who want to provide benefits for themselves or their employees.