New healthcare option comes to SE Wisconsin

Posted at 6:55 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 22:39:59-04

You have many healthcare decisions.

Now you have one more choice - direct primary care. Here's how it works at Your MD in Mequon: you pay a monthly amount for 24/7 access to the doctors, lower priced medicine and testing, and $25 visits with the doctors. That's in addition to a more traditional insurance plan, which Lewis said still helps people cover specialists and emergencies.

Dr. Richard Lewis, the co-owner and founder, said he wanted to get out of the traditional healthcare world, with insurance companies and limited time to see patients.

"If a patient picks me as their doctor, that's an honor and I take that responsibility seriously," he said.

Dr. Jeff Bahr, the Vice President of Primary Care at Aurora Health Care said their more traditional system also gives patients great care.

"When you're provided with a team of caregivers who also know you because of an integrated medical record that's present throughout the state in multiple venues, be it a hospital, an urgent care setting or a primary care setting, you have more eyes and ears seeing you listening to you and providing care to you," he said.

Ultimately, Bahr said it's important for people to decide what style of care works for them.

You can find more information about Your MD here, and they are also hosting an open house Wednesday, March 16.