As a direct primary care provider in Tacoma & University Place, we focus on you and your health without the influence of unnecessary third-party restrictions. We see far fewer patients than a traditional insurance-based practice so that we can provide you with the best care possible.
Our patient benefits include full access to care without barriers. You’ll have more time with your doctor, 24/7 access, no co-pays, and no limit on visits. This includes physicals, pediatric care, wellness education, chronic disease management, simple procedures, and more.
I grew up in San Diego, California, and attended San Diego State University, earning my Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Later, I earned my medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and continued my training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
I served in the military for over 21 years. As a military doctor, I was spoiled in that I was responsible for a much smaller patient panel than the typical insurance-based doctor in civilian practice. I never had to worry about what insurance my patients had or how they were going to pay for the medical care they received from me. I never had to obtain prior authorization from anyone to order any imaging or lab studies and rarely had to justify my choice of medications for my patients. If I felt they needed it, they got it.
As I prepared to leave military service, I looked at the civilian medical “system” and was appalled at the way doctors are treated and at the amount of money people are spending on basic primary medical care. I was considering (reluctantly) leaving medicine altogether. But then, a colleague introduced me to the concept of Direct Primary Care. The rest, as they say, is history. I knew this was the direction I needed to go. I chose to embark on a civilian career by establishing Destiny Direct Primary Care in 2018.
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