As I’ve said before, Promina Health- Direct Primary Care has been a Godsend for me and Turner Family Farms. My son, Ian, is also a patient. When you go to your first appointment with Dr. Lanier, you know immediately that this is a different kind of place – unlike insurance based providers. There’s no crowded waiting room, ever, and no waiting. Yes, I said “no waiting.” Every single time I’ve been there, I’ve been taken in at the exact time of the appointment.
On my introductory visit, Dr. Lanier and I sat down in his office and just chatted for over a half an hour before he even started looking me over. He takes an interest in you as both a person and a patient. I want to say Dr. Lanier takes a “holistic approach” to patient health, except that the connotations to that term (“unconventional, flaky, etc”) just don’t fit the man at all. He’s a Marine, for starters, and he has hospital privileges throughout the NHRMC system. Check our Dr. Lanier in his office with a few of the patients.
The other person you will see at Promina Health is Nurse Kristin. She is very personable and efficient, and an exceptional phlebotomist. For me, this is a really good thing because, though I’ve sewn up my own leg out in the field, I really, really, don’t like to have blood drawn. When Kristin does it, I almost enjoy it, in part because she’s so good at it, and also because I feel more involved in tracking my health. This brings me to something I’ve noticed about Promina Health. They bring a kind of demystification to the medical profession/patient relationship. There is no strong sense of hierarchical separation there. In fact, you feel like you’re part of a team – Team Patient I know this because I’m member of Team Farmer Steve (HA,) I feel much more responsible for my own health, and that’s the way healthcare should be. Check out their information below and also take a look at their website.
Just recently I was in a pretty significant accident and by the time I contacted Dr. Lanier for ongoing treatment, he had already seen my trauma panel from the hospital E.R. Since then, we have developed a long term health plan that includes physical therapy and strength training, bloodwork monitoring, and an excellent weight loss plan. I’ve been able to drop a couple of long term medications and the handfuls of advil I thought this old body required. I’ve still got a long way to go, but being on Team Farmer Steve with Dr. Lanier and Kristin is very motivating. Promina Health -Direct Primary Care is real healthcare. Turner Family Farms is fortunate that Promina promotes our weekly, delivered, fresh produce box (CSA) as a part of an overall patient wellness plan.
I’m very lucky to have Dr. Lanier and Kristin on Team Farmer Steve. If you’re looking for a real healthcare provider, and better overall health, you should put Promina on your team, too.
P.S. Don’t worry, I coined the “Team Patient” metaphor. You won’t hear Dr. Lanier saying that unless he’s making fun of me! 🙂