We caught our first glimpse of storm clouds in October with this article in LNP. Highmark, the health insurer with the largest proportion of plans purchased by Pennsylvanians on healthcare.gov, would be dropping it’s most popular plans for 2016.
I’ve spent the last three years of my career as a doctor for the Amish. It is frontier medicine. I can regale you with stories of mangled hands immersed in cans of kerosene, arms and legs impaled with any number of small metal objects, injuries wrought by farm animals and table saws, of medical problems in states of extremis seldom seen and treated in outpatient clinics, of croupy toddlers finding relief from my breathing treatments at 2am.
I am Patrick Rohal, M.D., a family doctor and the founder of CovenantMD, Lancaster’s first Direct Primary Care practice, which will be opening in January, 2016. I launched my website (www.covenantmd.net) on Tuesday, and posted announcements on Facebook and LinkedIn. That made Tuesday a wonderful flurry of exchanging digital "high fives" with friends and collaborators, and answering questions with prospective patients. As the first post on my News page on the website, I wanted to take a few minutes and explain Direct Primary Care.