Who’s in charge of your health?
Over the past 50 years, the leadership in US medicine has shifted from doctors to businesspeople, academics, and government bureaucrats.
Businesspeople focus primarily on making money and keeping the business solvent, which is why primary care doctors are expected to see lots of patients quickly and efficiently. Leaders who are less aware of what goes on in the exam room at times cut corners, choosing cost savings over quality of patient care. Doctors feel trapped in unsafe care situations and more and more their concerns are unheeded.
Ultimately, making money is the most important thing, patient care is secondary, and physician wellbeing is far behind in the list of priorities.
Government entities try their best to create a safety net, to use tax dollars well to keep the workforce healthy and the poor cared for. They tend to employ a lot of people, many of them administrators of various programs, and at the top of the org chart are elected people. Auditors and leaders are often suspicious that wasteful things are happening and they should be able to save money if they can just crack down on the inefficient people. They constantly demand reports, which causes the few people with boots on the ground to have to do extra busywork preparing reports with inadequate patient panel lists and broken EHRs, which translates into less time to care for patients and a lot of frustration. Highly political illnesses get extra funding to the detriment of boring, old, common, uncool diseases. The final result is underfunded clinics with long wait times for specialty care, with a significant exodus of high quality clinicians. There are definitely the few, the proud, strong mission-driven doctors who endure the pain of government shenanigans for their entire career, The government tries its best, bless its heart, but it just can’t get out of its own way.
How Pay for Performance hurts patients
All of these models also embrace a “Pay for Performance” paradigm which inadvertently punishes doctors for seeing less desirable patients. Non-English speakers slow you down. People living in poverty have higher BMIs and less positive outcomes. People living with mental illness don’t follow their doctors’ directions perfectly every time (or ever) and often have poorer health numbers compared with their mentally healthy peers. Such patients make doctors look bad on paper. Doctors are incentivized to offload them.
The Healing Grove Way: Putting you in charge!
The beauty of Healing Grove Health Center is that it will be disconnected from insurance and government. This is key because we can live fully in the Kingdom of Heaven. We can answer to God, not a boss with a divided agenda. We can fully serve the true needs of our patients – their physical, spiritual, emotional, and cultural needs, without the distraction of colon cancer screening reports or 15 minute appointments. All of our patients are created in the image of God, each one deserves excellent care. We can have a singular focus on patient care. Thank you for supporting this beautiful and important ministry!!!
The Healing Grove Solution!
At Healing Grove Health Center, we position ourselves outside of the broken medical system and keep our panel sizes low so that we can take excellent care of each of our patients. We offer concierge medicine services for a monthly fee, cutting out the middle man (insurance companies and their interests) and allowing us the luxury of focusing entirely on you, the patient. We answer the phone, we get to know you and your family, we understand your personality and your goals, and we can tailor your medical care to do what is right for you. We have same day appointments and even weekend and holiday appointments when needed, to keep our patients out of urgent cares, ERs, and hospitals as much as possible. We also have the flexibility to work within the system when needed for specialty care.
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The Healing Grove Advantage
Annual Health Care Exam
Every year, you receive an extended visit with your personal Healing Grove doctor. We help you strive toward holistic wellness through our intensive health and spiritual care.
Your personal doctor guides you through a comprehensive health and soul care assessment, helping you develop a plan to become the very best version of yourself!
We understand you’re more than a machine. You are a complex mix of body, soul, mind, machine, and heart.
Our physicians come from the Christian faith tradition. We provide equal doses of medications and prayer, physical treatments and spiritual care. Whatever your faith tradition, you’ll be welcomed and comfortable here.
Connected To Your Doctor, 24/7
We care about you during business hours AND after business hours. Every patient receives the personal cellphone number of their doctor. Whether emergencies, check-ins, or urgent care, we’re there for you!
Get in contact directly with a doctor who personally knows and cares for you. Your personal doctor is just a click away.
Zero Wait Time For Your Doctor
At other clinics, you wait in a waiting room, waste time filling out forms, and then wait some more for the doctor in the clinical rooms. At Healing Grove, you don’t wait for the doctor. The doctor is waiting for you!
Personal Relationship With Your Doctor
At Healing Grove, we build a personal relationship with you. We want to know what makes you tick, what you care about, and what you’re struggling with. We want to know about you and your family.
Connected To The US Healthcare System
When you need more than primary care, we guide you through the system. The US healthcare system is incredibly difficult to navigate, but our doctors have decades of combined experience in helping patients find the care they need. We use our relationships and personal networks to get you the very best healthcare available. Our doctors have the time to advocate for you – providing referrals, making phone calls, and even checking in to make sure you’re receiving the proper care.
Healing Grove Health CenterHGHC Annual Membership
$ 200Per Month
- Patients see a doctor
- Zero wait for doctor
- Coordination of specialist care
- 30-minute to 1-hour appointments
- Gatherings that offer community
- Volunteer opportunities
- Holistic medical care
- Cross-cultural and socio-economic relationship opportunities
- Supports uninsured low-income patients
- Spiritual care team
Your Concierge Membership
A concierge medical care plan just for you – all that you need, and nothing you don’t. Healing Grove Health Center accepts HSA, HRA, and FSA.
This covers unlimited primary care, convenient physician access, health system navigation and advocacy, and invitations to our health, soul, and culture care programs. Plus, it gives TWO low-income members access to top-quality primary care!
This also makes a great gift for a loved one with significant health needs. We have a lot of experience working with uninsured people, so we know all of the secret cash-price deals in our area. This plan can be great for people with high-deductible health plans who avoid their doctors because of unreasonable co-pays and hidden fees. We find the most affordable meds, radiology, and lab tests in the South Bay, which are often less expensive than health plan co-pays.