Appleton Clinics Offers Direct Primary Care -- And It's Changed My Life

Growing up in Canada, I never really had to worry about healthcare coverage, and when I first moved to the United States, I had a traditional desk job which came with benefits. After deciding to go back to being a full-time freelancer and part-time professor, things changed dramatically.

Let’s be clear, though — even when I had insurance, I still had a lot of out-of-pocket costs —  and I worked at an insurance company! Co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles and expenses my insurance chose not to cover really added up over the years, especially while I was pregnant with twins. I’m still paying hospital bills from two years ago! 

Like many of my fellow Americans, I’ve learned a lot about home remedies during my time without comprehensive health coverage. The high-cost plans currently available to me don’t cover much, so it’s easier to avoid the doctor all together. Outside of pregnancy, I’ve seen a doctor just three times in eight years. That all changed when Appleton Clinics opened in Idaho.

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