September 20, 2016

As much as I would have like to have written this piece, I did not. Fellow DPC physician, Dr. Jeffery Wacks from Natick, MA, did an outstanding job doing so.  Click on Victor Hugo and visit his practice site.

“Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come.” These famous words of Victor Hugo from the 19th century ring equally true today. No, we are not talking about the French Revolution, we are talking about a revolution in healthcare that is on the cusp of taking this country by storm: Direct Primary Care.

But why now? Quality has always been an issue in healthcare, particularly primary care. Patients are sick of not being able to get in to see their doctor, only getting 10 or 15 minutes with them when they do, and not being able to communicate with their doctor when they’re not face-to-face with them. But what is extraordinary about this particular moment in history is that for the first time, the average annual health insurance deductible is now more expensive than the Dir...

September 20, 2016

What a ride these past nine months have been! Ever since taking that leap of faith back in January, Dr. Sacchetti and I have been busy creating an innovative and patient-centered Direct Primary Care Internal Medicine practice: Independent Health Advantage.

Every day, it seems, we are coming up with new ways to enhance our patients' experiences. From simple things like sending out greeting cards to our patients on meaningful dates to more complex ideas such as incorporating genetics into our patients'  health and fitness goals.   From spending the time needed to uncover an underlying medical concern to hosting an educational wine tasting on the benefits of red wine.  We are able to do these because we are independent and do not rely on third-parties for payment.  We treat patients how they should to be treated- not the way a insurance company, who has never met the patient, thinks they do.  We are fortunate to not have to abide by insurance co...

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Peter Sacchetti, MD

1 Brickyard Lane

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York, Maine  03909

Southern Maine, Southern New Hampshire, Portsmouth, Kittery, Kennebunk

Practice Tel: 207-703-5365

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