Dr. Belen Amat and Direct Primary Care were recently featured in a piece on WZZM 13! In the video above, the problems surrounding the current state of healthcare are explored from both Dr. Amat’s and a patient’s perspective, with the solution being to remove insurance companies from the equation entirely. Patients enjoy significantly longer, more personal visits, and reduced cost of medication and labs, all for a simple monthly fee. Read the rest of this entry »
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“Belen Amat, MD became a doctor to help people. That’s all that mattered. That’s all she wanted. And fresh out of residency with that simple objective in mind, that’s exactly what she set out to do when she signed on the dotted line and officially joined a large healthcare system serving the greater Grand Rapids area. Really, it was the only decision to make….”
Dr. Belen Amat recently had the pleasure of appearing as a guest on the “ParaDocs” podcast hosted by Dr. Eric Larson.
The show is a fun and lively discussion with a couple of docs on the practice of medicine. The show is “occasionally serious, usually lighthearted, and accidentally informative.”
The pair discussed all aspects of Direct Primary Care and it’s contribution to a reduction in Dr. Amat’s “crankiness.”
Follow this link to read Dr. Larson’s comments on his interview with Dr. Amat, and click on the icon to go directly to the podcast itself.
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We were featured in the Grand Rapids Business Journal due to opening the new practice under the direct care model. For an affordable membership receive exceptional primary care.
“A new 1,000-square-foot medical practice with a membership-based business model is coming to Grand Rapids.
Dr. Belen Amat, a primary care physician, is hosting an open house on Monday for the grand opening of Direct Primary Care of West Michigan, at 3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd. SE…” Read the full article on GRBJ.com
Please Join Us For Our Grand Opening – Mon. July 24th from 9 AM to 12 PM
You’re invited to join us at the Direct Primary Care of West Michigan Grand Opening Celebration on Monday, July 24th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. After our DPC Q&A session and ribbon-cutting ceremony, feel free to stick around for engaging conversation and hors d’oeuvres!
- 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Q&A with Dr. Belen Amat & State Senator Patrick Colbeck
- 10 a.m. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
- 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Open House with Hors D’oeuvres
All are welcome to attend! If you’re looking for a better way to get healthcare in Grand Rapids, would like to reach out with any questions, or just to RSVP, please feel free to Contact Us or give us a call at (616) 202-4088.
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Direct Primary Care of West Michigan has been following news headlines and watching the direct primary care movement grow. This piece comes to us from Michelle Andrews, whose article was recently featured on NPR. It outlines what the DPC model is for the uninitiated, and shows how it can benefit families and employers alike. Read the rest of this entry »
Direct Primary Care of West Michigan has been closely following the news for stories and discussions about the Direct Primary Care model. As the popularity of DPC continues to grow, it’s getting the attention of employers and municipalities too, who are looking for a smarter way to provide employee health benefits.
This latest piece comes to us from Forbes.com, where contributor Katherine Restrepo delves into a deal between a DPC clinic and an HR director for Union County, North Carolina. Read the rest of this entry »
How Direct Primary Care is Changing The Medical Landscape in West Michigan and the Nation
Direct Primary Care of West Michigan is the foremost direct health care provider in the Greater Grand Rapids Area, but all over our state and across the country, the popularity of DPC is spreading. Patients and doctors both benefit under the model, as patients get much more one-on-one time with their physician, and doctors can afford to charge less due to the drop in overhead.
Before starting her own Direct Primary Care practice, Dr. Belen Amat has been providing quality pediatric care to West Michigan for years.
In the video below, which aired on WOOD TV8 back in 2011, Dr. Amat explains some of the causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and gives recommendations to new parents to drastically reduce their child’s risk. Watch the news spot on YouTube below: