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FAMILY PHYSICIANS OF ST JOSEPH, PC hosting State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Chad Savage

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August 07, 2017
Family Physicians of St Joseph, PC
For Immediate Release
   August 2, 2017
FPSJ Contact: Anne Jank Senator Colbeck Contact: Greg Ostrander
Phone: (269) 429-5000 ext.29 Phone: 517-373-7350
News Release
State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Chad Savage 
Community Presentation “Better Health Care at a Lower Cost”.  The topic is Direct Primary Care (DPC), a new and innovative healthcare model that is growing in popularity in the state of Michigan and across the nation.
FREE and Open to the Public
Senator Colbeck is a proponent of Direct Primary Care and was instrumental in getting state laws enacted to recognize DPC as a model of health care and not a health plan.  He is well versed in the benefits of DPC and free market healthcare alternatives.  Dr. Chad Savage, MD is the owner of Your Choice Direct Care in Brighton, MI.  He has been practicing medicine under the Direct Primary Care model since 2015 and will be sharing his extensive knowledge and experience with DPC.  These two speakers will explain Direct Primary Care, how DPC can benefit the individual and the community, and how it is different than concierge medicine.
When:   Thursday, August 10, 2017    6:00 PM
Where:  The Chapel, 4250 Washington Ave, St Joseph, MI 49085
Family Physicians of St Joseph will be transitioning to a Direct Primary Care practice on October 1, 2017 and want to offer to the community education and understanding of this new healthcare delivery model and how it can benefit the overall health and wellness for patients.
“We want to get back to the physician-patient relationship being the most important part of healthcare.  We feel with this model, it will allow us the time to engage with patients and not only solve the patient’s present illness of today, but to help and encourage better health and wellness for the future.”  - Leanne Mancini, DO
“DPC will allow us to be there when it is convenient for the patients.  We can use technology to interact with our patients to give the same great care we always have, but it may be via email messages, tele-visits or even text and picture messages to diagnose and treat, where appropriate, without having to come into the office.” – James Gendernalik, DO
“One of the most exciting advantages of Direct Primary Care is that we are able, under a DPC model, to offer discounted pricing on common medications, routine lab testing and even diagnostic testing that will be transparent and predictable to the patients without any shocking bills that show up months later.” -  Allison Meadows, MD
"I have been truly blessed by the relationships that I have developed with my patients and colleagues. Transitioning our traditional family practice to a Direct Primary Care practice will allow me to really focus on those relationships in order to just do what I was made to a family physician. I am once again excited about the future of this unique family practice in Southwest Michigan." – Michael Eggebrecht, DO
State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Chad Savage 
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. –  Family Physicians of St. Joseph (FPSJ) will host State Senator Patrick Colbeck and Dr. Chad Savage for a morning presentation for Employers in the community entitled:  “ Direct Primary Care Benefits for Employers and their Employees”.  Both speakers will discuss how Employer groups can offer this innovative healthcare model option within their benefit offerings to their employees, which can help save on healthcare costs and also provide high quality care to their workforce.  
When:   Thursday, August 10, 2017    8:00 AM (Doors open at 7:30am)
Where:  Hilton Garden Inn, 1300 Cinema Way, Benton Harbor, MI
About FPSJ 
Family Physicians of St Joseph, PC has served the patient community of St Joseph, MI since 1984.  FPSJ is independently owned by four Board Certified Family Physicians:  Michael Eggebrecht, DO; Leanne Mancini, DO; Allison Meadows, MD; and James Gendernalik, DO.  Together with Nurse Practitioner Beth Mondschein, FNP-BC, the physicians are embarking on a new healthcare model called Direct Primary Care to bring a choice for healthcare to the Southwest Michigan community.  This new and growing model of care will provide more individualized care, lower predictable costs of care, and quality outcomes with an emphasis on wellness.  
For more information, visit our website at 
2500 Niles Rd., Suite 1 | St Joseph, MI 49085 | P# 269.429.5000 | F# 269.429.2598
Anne Janke
(269) 429-5000