Portage Physician Explores "Direct Primary Care"

Oct 9, 2017

Dr. Timothy Ames, Portage family practioner
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Dr. Timothy Ames had a traditional primary care practice for a quarter of a century, starting in 1987. He grew increasingly incensed by the bureaucratic obstacles being put in the way of doctors caring for patients.

So he went nontraditional.

Dr. Ames was on "Regionally Speaking" on Monday to talk about his practice and how it works on the concept of "direct primary care" -- offering his patients a subscription fee.  It's a model used in other states and is slowly growing in popularity in Indiana.  Here's the conversation.