Getting to Downtown Oak Park from Elmwood Park
Driving: take Harlem Ave south to Lake St. We’re on the corner of Lake and Harlem.
We offer free 90 minute covered parking next to our practice.
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.
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.
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.