“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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Para celebrar la apertura del consultorio, El Informador realizó una entrevista a la Dra Amat donde ella explicó los detalles de cómo funciona este consultorio para personas que no tienen seguro médico.
“A partir del próximo lunes, 24 de julio, “Atención Médica Directa” (Direct Primary Care of West Michigan), un nuevo consultorio de salud para personas sin seguro médico abrirá sus puertas al público, ofreciendo sus servicios a la comunidad hispana.
Durante una rueda de prensa histórica el miércoles, 19 de julio, la primera de sus clases en español en la Cámara de Comercio de Grand Rapids, la Dra. Belén Amat, originaria del Distrito Federal, México, anunció la apertura de su consultorio médico, que además de ofrecer servicios a la comunidad latina en su idioma, no requiere que las personas tengan seguro médico…” Lea aquí el artículo completo
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.
With Direct Primary Care, many people in Grand Rapids and West Michigan with pre-existing conditions are able to get the proper care and attention they need at an affordable rate. With typical insurance plans, copays on doctor visits and medications can add up to a real burden. To make matters worse, doctor visits are usually very short. Without the time demanded by insurance paperwork, doctors in the direct primary care model are able to spend 30 to 45 minutes each patient and provide high-quality care at a fraction of the cost. Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Amat of Direct Primary Care of West Michigan is one of the many doctors who have joined the direct primary care movement happening all across the country. Under DPC, patients of all ages and incomes are finding that they have the quality of care they need for a very affordable monthly fee.
Read More About DPC on BusinessInsider.com
This piece on Business Insider explains the direct primary care movement in greater detail. It features doctors that opened DPC practices around the U.S. and examines the benefits from a patient point-of-view. Read the rest of this entry »