This practice model allows us to cut our overhead, which means lower healthcare costs for you. Cutting administrative-heavy health insurance out of the patient-doctor relationship also means we can spend almost three times longer with each patient. In addition, studies have shown that direct primary care patients are 65% less likely to visit an emergency room, 35% less likely to require hospitalization and enjoy lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels. This high level of preventive care has also been found to reduce the risk of diabetes, strokes and heart attacks among member-patients.
A holistic approach to medicine conceptually derives from the Greek root ‘holos,’ meaning ‘whole,’ and was coined circa 1926 and recognizes that the integrated whole of a system is much greater than the sum of its parts in purpose and function. Just as one’s body depends upon the smooth interactions of its complex systems, so does the holistic doctor bring all protocols in allopathic and complementary medicines including those of other cultures into play. This enables the patient to draw upon a broad spectrum of possibilities to reinvent their optimum health.
Dr. Voss has been practicing internal medicine for more than 20 years. She is a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine - the foremost group of physicians who practice integrative medicine.
In addition to standard American medicine, Dr. Voss has an ardent interest in holistic alternative/sympathetic medicine, nutritional therapies, exercise and in coaching people to improve their lifestyle to enjoy better health. Dr. Voss finds she learns something new from her patients every day and believes healthcare should be a partnership between doctor and patient.