The Mission for the Klara Podcast Series is to:
Build Community: Create a community of thought leaders & owners within the private practice sector of healthcare
Leverage Network: Enable collaboration so that private practices can share challenges & best practices with each other
Thrive in the competitive HC marketplace: Empower private practices to not only survive but thrive within the evolving healthcare & technology landscape
Below our Head of Growth Sagar Patel discusses with Dr. Linnea Meyer the outlook for future physicians, the future of healthcare and relationship-based care.
Check it out below.
About Dr. Linnea Meyer, MD
Although I was born and raised in the greater metropolis area of Chicago, my family maintained a small farm, which provided an amazing extra-curricular education. I learned to appreciate organic whole foods (and the work it took to produce and harvest them!), the flow and impact of the cycles of nature, and the wonders of the outdoors. I went on to earn a BA degree in Psychology from Earlham College (IN), a Quaker-based school that fostered my belief in treating others as equals, my commitment to social justice, and my desire to serve.
After spending some years in the workforce, traveling, and pursuing passions in Chinese Martial Arts and Medicine, I followed my childhood dream into medicine. I graduated from UMass Medical School in 1999, and completed training at Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, a program committed to providing care to underserved populations. That was the start of a broad base of experience throughout my career, which included a community health center; a small, private practice in a Boston suburb; and lastly, a larger, national organization in the heart of Boston.
Regardless of the setting in which I practiced, I sought to provide that “old-fashioned” patient-doctor relationship - one that is based on genuine caring, mutual respect, and mindful listening. I enjoy working with patients as collaborative partners to create individualized treatment plans and healthier lifestyle strategies. My early experiences with complementary therapies reinforced a holistic and integrative approach, including recognizing the potential value of “alternative” medical theories and treatments.
In keeping with this vision of primary care, I opened Wellscape Direct MD, my own Direct Primary Care practice, in downtown Boston in 2015. The goal of Direct Primary Care, and of Wellscape Direct MD, is to prioritize the patient-doctor relationship, minimizing the outside influences of third parties, and putting the emphasis on the patient - getting to know each patient as an individual, understanding each person’s unique healthcare goals, and partnering together to optimize health and well-being. This is done through direct access to the primary care physician, timely appointments designed for the convenience of patients, availability of e-communications, and focus on wellness and prevention as well as addressing illness.