How Direct Primary Care is Changing Health Care

April 25th, 2017 by Dr. Amat

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.

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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 »

7 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy This Summer

April 25th, 2017 by Dr. Amat

Summer is the best time to adopt healthy heart habits that can range from increasing Omega-3 fatty acids by grilling fish to socializing to reduce stress. Take advantage of the wonderful Michigan weather to keep your heart healthy this summer, and for seasons to come, by adopting these lifestyle tips that researchers suggest improve heart health. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Josh Umbehr, DPC Pioneer, Discusses Benefits of DPC on Wayne Dupree Show

April 24th, 2017 by Dr. Amat

The popularity of Direct Primary Care has been sweeping the nation and many in West Michigan are wondering what all of the buzz is about. Direct Primary Care of West Michigan is here to offer families in the Grand Rapids, MI area and beyond a new way to keep their families healthy. For a low monthly fee, you’ll have access to unlimited visits to the doctor along with discounted prescriptions and tests. Doctors are able to spend more time with patients and are easily reachable if you find yourself wondering if you should come in or not. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Dr. Amat Explain How To Reduce SIDS Risk

March 26th, 2017 by Dr. Amat

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:

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