Appointments, Services, & Availability
Welcome to a new and improved model for primary care:
Our journey begins when you step into my office. At roughly 500 square feet it is a far cry from your typical medical clinic. There is no waiting room as my ultimate goal is to minimize or even eliminate your wait while maximizing our time with one another. I have one office support staff, Griscelda Herrera. Together, we take care of your start to finish experience at PRFM.
Appointment times vary but range from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the purpose of the visit. Less time is appropriate for minimally complicated issues such as acute illnesses or medication reviews. While longer visits are for patient intake, physicals, new concerns, or complex problems. This model allows me the flexibility to give your concerns the time deserved to be well understood -- only then can we move forward to find solutions together.
The following are a few examples of services I offer:
30 minutes telemedicine appointments (save time and fuel with quick check-in telemedicine)
Longer appointment times (address multiple issues, complex issues, with time for education and coordinating care)
Clinic cell number to call/text (greater accessibility)
On-call answering service to take messages for the next business, or page me advice on urgent issues
My time is incredibly valuable to me, and I assume the same holds true for you, my patient, my guest. Living a healthy balance between work and family is a personal priority for me as is delivering quality care and support to my patients. Regarding evening, weekend, and holiday phone call and text messaging: While I am available to you for pressing concerns, it is incredibly important we discuss all non-urgent matters during business hours. My time for rest and rejuvenation is invaluable and needs to be respected. Priorities and boundaries are things I will encourage you to develop in your own life as well.
I believe our current system of "health" care is dysfunctional, and no amount of duct tape is going to get it right. While I may not be able to change the entire system, I can certainly change my system. My hope is in doing so, I will finally be able to deliver the quality care, respect, and healing I believe we all deserve while preventing workplace burnout and honoring my priorities. I am privileged to begin this journey with you as we work together to find your best, healthiest, and most functional, You!
Warmly, and in health and healing,
Dani Dupuis, FNP-C