Does this scenario sound familiar? You arrive at your doctor’s appointment 15 minutes early only to wait another 45 minutes before the physician sees you. When they finally knock on your door, it feels as if their main priority is getting to their next patient.
Unfortunately, it’s a situation that plagues many, major medical institutions all over the country.
Anna Ferrer, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, opened Modern Health in Wesley Chapel to combat this very issue. Born and raised in the Ukraine, she moved to Florida to work as a nurse. She quickly realized this common plight that health care workers experience. According to Ferrer, doctors are not entirely to blame, but more so the insurance companies that put pressure on doctors to perform a certain way.
“Everything I used to do revolved around what the insurance companies wanted. I felt like I could never spend the time that I wanted with my patients, because I was always under the scrutiny of a third party,” said Ferrer.
Ferrer said insurance companies would analyze her every medical decision. Much of her day went to entering insurance codes that would hopefully justify the treatments she was providing to her patients, instead of spending time with them. At the end of the day, if the insurance company didn’t agree with her, the treatment wouldn’t be covered.
The solution to all of this? A medical system called Direct Primary Care. Direct Primary Care is simple. At Ferrer’s office, members of Modern Health pay a monthly fee and receive all the professional and personal care they need, exactly when they need it. No insurance, no hidden fees, no co-pay, no deductible, and certainly no third parties are involved with medical decisions. This ensures every individual gets immediate attention and a guaranteed hour of medical consultation.
“It’s like going to a gym. You pay a modest fee once a month, and then everything is included in your unlimited number of monthly visits,” said Ferrer. Prices vary depending on the patient’s age and range between $60 to $120 a month.
This also includes more advanced medical offerings such as telehealth, bloodwork, injections, and minor procedures. Ferrer has found that many of her patients also have health insurance. They still choose to pay per month at Modern Health so they can reap the benefits that Direct Primary Care has to offer.
“I did not choose this path to make money. I chose this to sincerely help my patients in the way I always intended to,” said Ferrer.
For more information on rates, services and appointments visit modernhealthdpc.com, or email the practitioner at