Direct Primary Care Specialist

Hope Wellness Center & Spa

Maria Jefferson-Walker, DNPc, APN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner located in Beverly, Chicago, IL

Today’s world calls for a different kind of health care, and many families are choosing the convenience and affordability of direct primary care. Maria Jefferson-Walker, DNPc, APN, FNP-BC, owner of Hope Wellness Center & Spa in Chicago, is a nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in medical practice. She offers people of all ages in the Beverly, Chicago area the convenience of direct primary care (DPC) — access to comprehensive medical care whenever you need it, without the high-cost of co-pays and insurance reimbursement paperwork. To learn more, call or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool today.

Direct Primary Care Q&A

What is direct primary care?

Direct primary care is an affordable alternative approach to health care and medical services. Instead of dealing with costly co-pays and insurance claim forms, and waiting to get reimbursed, DPC allows you to pay a monthly, quarterly, or annual fee to the health care provider of your choice. In return for this “membership” or “retainer” fee, you have access to your medical practitioner whenever you need them.

In many cases, DPC practitioners like Maria see fewer patients than traditional providers, so you get more individualized care, longer appointments, and same-day or next-day appointments. Additionally, direct primary care practitioners sometimes offer telemedicine services, meaning you can call to speak with your medical practitioner, or have video-chat appointments to discuss any medical issues or for follow-up care, at no extra charge.

How is a direct primary care practice different?

One of the biggest differences between DPC practices and traditional practices is that in a DPC practice, you’ll have access to your health care provider at your convenience. Visits to the office for medical exams, routine physicals, lab work, or other comprehensive health and wellness services are unlimited, so you don’t have to worry about an expensive co-pay each time you make an appointment. Your practitioner is there when you need them most, so you can maintain good health, get medical attention for an illness, or learn how to better manage a chronic condition.

Hope Wellness Center & Spa offers DPC for its numerous advantages, one of which is spending more time with your health care practitioner at each visit. Maria believes in taking her time with each individual, typically 30-45 minutes per visit, so she can develop a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship to best serve your health care needs.

What if I don’t have health insurance?

Another of the advantages of DPC medical practice is that you don’t necessarily need health insurance. The direct primary care model offers high-quality, affordable health care services for all, for a simple monthly or yearly fee, regardless of the type of insurance you have, or whether you have insurance at all.

In fact, DPC health care works well with a low-cost insurance plan that has a high deductible. You can save your insurance for emergency hospitalizations, visiting specialists, or for services like MRIs or other specific imaging services.

The affordable rates at Hope Wellness Center & Spa are as follows:

  • Registration fee: $99
  • Adult (19-29): $50/month
  • Adult (30-64): $65/month
  • Adult (65 and up): Medicare accepted
  • Child (18 months - 18 years): $25/month
  • Child (with adult subscription): $10 for up to two children, then $15

Maria is proud to offer people of all ages, all cultures, and backgrounds in the Chicago area the convenience of direct primary care. Learn more about this innovative approach to patient-centered health care by calling the office or booking an appointment online.


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