Direct Primary Care Practice Serving Elmwood Park, IL

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Getting to Downtown Oak Park from Elmwood Park

Driving: take N. Oak Park Ave. south until it turns into S. Oak Park Ave. Cross over I290. We're on the right side of S. Oak Park Ave.

There is ample street parking on both sides of S. Oak Park Ave.

We’re Different Than Traditional Primary Care Practices

We are a Direct Primary Care Practice. In our Direct Primary Care (DPC), appointments average 30 - 45 minutes. We take time to figure out underlying causes instead of going straight for the prescription pad. You can make same day and next day appointments. In certain cases we make house calls. We’ve been doing telehealth for years.

In most traditional primary care practices your doctor spends a few minutes with you.  Most appointments have to be scheduled a few weeks in advance unless it’s a real emergency. Insurance is confusing. Your symptoms are treated, but what about the underlying cause? When your primary care doctor isn’t rushing through appointments, they’re dealing with insurance claims and other administrative work, and that’s after your insurance has confused you with what you owe. Patient care isn’t nearly what it could be.

Direct Primary Care for Small Businesses in Elmwood Park, IL

DPC for small businesses can save business owners money. Some research suggests that about half of employer healthcare costs are spent on medical care that could have been prevented with better primary care - some specialty visits, trips to the emergency room, some surgeries, and specialty diagnostics like a CT scan. What’s more, with health insurance, the more healthcare your employees consume the more it costs. Our membership fees are flat and predictable. We don’t charge more for patients who see us more often.

Paying for Direct Primary Care

Patients join our practice as members and pay a membership fee. That fee covers almost every cost. Extra costs are rare and modest. In return we don’t take insurance.

Discounted Prescription Medications for our Members

We dispense discounted prescription medications for members of our practice. Our discounts are often better than an insurance copay and most discount prescription coupons. In addition, our members can get their medications at our office. No trips needed to the pharmacy. Our discounted prescription medications page gives more information. Please contact our office for specific pricing of your medications. 

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Medical Cannabis Consultations For Individuals in Elmwood Park, IL

Illinois offers the Medical Cannabis Patient Program. To qualify for the program and get a medical cannabis card, a patient needs to have a physician certified diagnosis of a debilitating condition or terminal illness. Dr. Ingrid Liu performs medical cannabis consultations needed to qualify for a card.

If you have a Medical Cannabis Card but Need Advice

Many patients with a medical cannabis card learn that their current physician isn’t expert in how to use medical cannabis for treatment. Dr. Liu has extensive training and sees patients in these situations.

These services are included with membership to the practice. Medical cannabis services fees for non-members can be found here.

Additional Services for Individuals and Families in Elmwood Park, IL

Galleri Cancer Test in Elmwood Park, IL

For members in good standing in our practice. Please go to our Galleri Cancer Test page for more information about it.

Genetic Testing for Mental Health in Elmwood Park, IL

For individuals with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, chronic pain, and numerous other conditions, findinggenetic testing for psychiatric medications the right medications usually is trial and error and takes a lot of time. Your genetic makeup is one reason why certain medications work better for you than others. We do pharmacogenetic testing for mental health, which helps your mental health practitioner choose better medications for you.

Our Primary Care Doctor

Dr. Ingrid Liu

Dr. Ingrid Liu, owner and director at Progressive Health Primary Care. Practicing family physician for over 20 years. On staff at Edwards-Elmhurst Hospital.

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