I feel I should pinch myself as I’m driving to my next housecall. Who would have thought that I would be practicing Family Medicine the way I envisioned when applying to medical school, before my naivete faced the reality of the current healthcare system?
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.