Anovia Health opens Stevens Point primary care clinic
For the City Pages
STEVENS POINT – Anovia Health, a Wisconsin-based healthcare provider, has launched its first Direct Primary Care (DPC) clinic at 2417 Post Rd. in Stevens Point.
“In Wisconsin we have some of the highest costs for healthcare in the nation and businesses and individual payers deserve another option from the current major preferred provider networks (PPOs) that are available to them,” states Brian Dominick Anovia Health, CEO.
DPC is a simple and perhaps old-fashioned concept—primary care doctors being independent from hospital networks. This allows them to focus on the best interests of patients and payers rather than being limited to their hospitals network of providers and prices. “Today, the current healthcare system often focuses on limiting time spent with the primary care physician, pushes patients to expensive imaging tests, procedures, and co-pays. There is a better way and we are proud to be bringing it to this community,” says Dominic.
It is estimated that 70% of lifetime healthcare needs can be provided by a primary care team. “Yes, we need good hospitals, ERs and specialists but where we should be spending the most time and effort is in the prevention and active management of chronic diseases, and making sure that we guide patients to care that is appropriate and cost-effective.” “This can only happen through a good primary care provider who is independent from the hospital-based networks,” said Dr. Brian Erdmann lead physician at the Stevens Point clinic and President of Anovia Health clinics.
As a leader in the DPC movement in Wisconsin, Dr. Erdmann states, “to achieve the true promise of quality primary care requires three things: easy access to your primary care team, quality time with your care team, and affordability.” “PPO networks in Wisconsin have forgotten who pays the bills and Anovia has been launched to give people an alternative approach to healthcare.”
Anovia Health is based on a membership model. Instead of using insurance, patients or their employers pay a low-monthly membership fee to cover care. The monthly fee covers unlimited appointments throughout the year and depending upon the membership level many labs and basic procedures too. “Our pricing strategy is simple, transparent, and doesn’t become a barrier for people to seek important care,” said Dr. Erdmann.
To learn more about Anovia health, visit our website www.anoviahealth.com.