I was privileged to be able to sit down with direct primary care provider Dr. Cardona and learn about her direct primary care practice in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Jing Jing Cardona is from humble beginnings and had the courage to step away from her job at a large healthcare organization so she could provide better care via Cardona Direct Primary Care. Over time, she began learning about the direct primary care model and how it was right for her and her patients. We sat down and discussed her practice, patient care, and the benefits of working with a direct primary care physician.
Essentially, direct primary care is a model of healthcare that brings simplicity and relationships to the surface. Simple healthcare that is relationship focused between the patient and physician. No more calling the nurse and maybe getting a call back. No more, not feeling heard or understood. Direct primary care allows the provider to limit the number of patients they see so they can make sure you are getting the care you deserve. Top 3 reasons I love working with direct primary care physicians include:
No more calling the nurse and maybe getting a call back. No more, not feeling heard or understood. Make the change now.
The direct primary model is unique and most haven't heard of it. The difference in the level of care is palpable from the start. If you are serious about your health and are interested in working with a provider that truly has your best interest in mind, you may consider working with a direct primary care physician such as Cardona Direct Primary Care.
To make it simple: convenient, effective, and personalized care. You have nearly instant contact with your physician. No more leaving messages with the hopes of a prompt call back. The doctor will answer your questions. Most direct primary care providers, such as Dr. Cardona and Dr. Derry, offer a free, no pressure, initial consultation to review your health needs so it can be determined if you are a good fit or not. Direct primary care practices are focused on the relationship between you and your provider meaning not everyone is a good fit.
Dr. Cardona's model has eliminated wait times! You will be seen at your scheduled time, every time! You visits are focused on what is needed. The first visit is always longer and follows up will exceed your expectations when seeing a primary care provider. Cardona Direct Primary Care takes as much time as the patient needs for each follow up appointment. No more rushing or feeling overwhelmed when your provider rushes in and out.
Just call Dr. Cardona's office!! She often answers the phone herself and if she doesn't your call is often returned within minutes, not hours. This is key because it will make sure you get the care when you need it and help you make better decisions about your health. It will also keep you from going down scary paths on Google!
Insurance doesn’t equal better care or better access. A common combination of payment that she sees is someone with a high deductible plan with an HSA (Health Savings Plan) to cover the monthly fee.
Insurance can dictate where you can go for "in network" providers. The insurance companies, in exchange for patients, will reduce what the provider is reimbursed for each visit. This results in a system that is based on volume, not value. This leads to the frustrations that I commonly hear from primary care providers and from their patients! Some are okay with this, but if you are not, then Dr. Cardona's model may be for you!
The insurance companies, in exchange for patients, will reduce what the provider is reimbursed for each visit. This results in a system that is based on volume, not value.
Dr. Cardona's model is priced so it makes sense to the provider and patient. If you have a high deductible it would easily make more sense to pay the cost for direct primary care because you would be spending it anyways with your yearly check-ups.
In summary, Dr. Cardona is going great things. She is humble, sweet, and an excellent provider. She is empathetic and very easy to talk to. She will be there for you and she will make sure you are receiving evidence based and unbiased treatment options. I have really enjoyed getting to know her and so will you!
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