Ryan Miller

October 19, 2018

Intro to Access Med

February 24, 2017
Transparency in Health Care in Kentucky

Transparency- another way Direct Care is changing the game

Imagine going to the grocery store to buy ingredients for dinner… Only instead of ringing your items up at the time of purchase, your bill was submitted one month later… long after you consumed that dinner. Worse yet, imagine if that bill differed based on your mode of payment or even what brand of credit card you used. Seems like a crazy idea, but that’s the industry standard when it comes to medicine. Two similar patients can pay drastically different prices for the same service. Plus they get to wait a month or so until the final bill arrives. Fortunately, Direct Primary Care is slowly beginning to level the playing field and introduce a little transparency into medical billing. DPC practices around the country may handle their individual clinics a little differently, but the one constant is upfront, clear pricing. Many, like our own Access Med, even offer wholesale prices […]
June 20, 2016
Affordable Prescriptions and Labratory tests in Kentucky

The Truth on Labs and Medications

Healthcare and Insurance costs are astronomical and everyone knows it. The sad truth is that no one has really done anything about it. The Affordable Care act has only caused insurance premiums to double and that is expected to happen again by 2017. There are several factors that affect these costs, but I only want to discuss labs and medications today. Even if you’re a healthy adult and do not take any medications you should have routine labs checked at least once a year. Some insurance policies will cover these labs, while most will require some percentage to be paid. If something happens and you need just one extended work up, your lab costs can range anywhere from fifty to thousands of dollars in the current model. If you have insurance it may cover a portion of it, but that is usually only after you’ve met your deductible. Our health […]
February 22, 2016
How Direct Primary Care Started in Kentucky

Where it All Started

Access Med is an idea born from failure.  Let’s begin with that thought… Practicing medicine used to be about the patient.  Now it has become a conglomeration of insurance nightmares, government control, and escalating costs.  Fresh out of school I was excited and looked forward to the day when I saved my first life.  I quickly learned that it was nothing like I expected. The foundation of practicing medicine should be the provider/patient relationship.   Some of you may remember when the doctor would come to your house, spend as much time as you needed, and do what was necessary to treat your ailment.  Now you spend all day getting through to your doctor in an attempt schedule an appointment.  If you’re lucky you’ll get an appointment in a reasonable amount of time.  On appointment day you may get 15 minutes of their time and its not because they only want to spend that […]