Happy New Year !
I hope everyone has a healthy and happy 2019:
I have taken this recent holiday season break from the office. This is the time of year to reflect on our accomplished goals as well as plans for this upcoming year. As indicated in the last couple of newsletters and update notices, we are continuing to pursue additional staffing so we may maintain a high level of quality and timely service. Many of you have recently met Natalie our new office manager. We are very excited about having her on the team.
Kiley is entering RN school next week and we are going to miss her. She has done a great job and already is an excellent clinical caregiver. We will be adding another LPN to our team very soon to assist Danielle.
We have purchased the office building and anticipate expanding our model of care. I am hearing daily both at the local and national scene how disenfranchised patients and doctors have become. The primary care membership model called Direct Primary Care (DPC) is gaining traction all across the country. I continue to try to convince our local doctors this is the way forward for the future of the profession and ideal patient care.
Later this month I will be going to Tallahassee mid week so some appointments will have to be moved. This is because I have been deposed as a witness in favor of hospital competition in Lee County. A state hearing is underway to review the decision to allow 2 entities to open up two 80 bed hospitals in the Estero/Bonita area. I hope my feedback can be helpful for our community.