YOUR DIRECT PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER IN EAST MEMPHIS TENNESSEEMarie S. Ford, APRN, FNP-BC
Marie Ford is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Marie began her undergraduate education at Mississippi State University in Starkville. Later she pursued nursing studies in Meridian, Mississippi and went on to earn a Masters degree at Samford University in Alabama. Since graduating from Samford University, Marie has worked in family practice, internal medicine, and dermatology.
During the years working in the traditional medical model, Marie saw how frustrated her patients were with the system and with insurance companies that quite frankly impeded the care that patients deserve. She discovered Direct Primary Care, and knew she had to act. With the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, which is built around an idea of patient centered medicine, the focus is shifted from assembly-line medicine to disease prevention and management of chronic conditions in a highly personalized manner.
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Direct primary care is very different from the current fee-for-service healthcare model. Among other benefits, patients gain unlimited monthly visits, extended appointments, short wait times and the ability to contact their provider directly.
"I can take care of the entire patient, one visit at a time, without fear of running up a huge bill. With this model, I can prevent illnesses and address them when they arise, since there are no limits on how often my patients can see me."
Ultimately, my goal has always been to treat my patients with the same love and care with which I treat my own family. I want to help my patients stay healthy so that they can live their best life. Thank you to those of you who allow me to take care of your family. It is a responsibility that I take very seriously and I am truly honored to do it.