Direct Primary Care Practice Serving River Forest, IL

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Progressive Health Primary Care is just a few minutes from River Forest, IL. We're in the Shaker Building in downtown Oak Park and have free 90 minute parking next to the practice.

In Most Primary Care Practices...

Your doctor spends 5 - 10 minutes with you, and some of that is with a nurse and maybe a Physician’s Assistant.  Scheduling an appointment for sooner than a few weeks out is challenging. Talking to your doctor on the phone doesn’t ever seem to happen. The doctors and staff are still getting comfortable with telehealth. Insurance is confusing with hard-to-predict copays and deductibles. 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. Patient care isn’t nearly what it could be. 

Direct Primary Care for Individuals and Families in River Forest, IL

We’re different. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is designed to put you back where you belong - in the center of care. Appointments average 30 - 45 minutes. We go deep into your history and ongoing care. We take time to figure out underlying causes. You can make same day and next day appointments. In certain cases we make house calls. We’ve been doing telehealth for years.

Direct Primary Care for Small Businesses in River Forest, IL

DPC for small businesses can save owners money on their healthcare costs. First, some research suggests that about half of employer healthcare costs are on “downstream” care like specialty visits, trips to the emergency room, some surgeries, and specialty diagnostics like a CT scan. Some of these visits can be prevented with better primary care like DPC. Second, 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

We don’t bill insurance. Instead, patients join our practice as members and pay a membership fee. That fee covers almost every cost. Extra costs are rare and modest. In our practice we dispense prescription medications at a discount to our members. Discounts are usually lower than the co-pay at many pharmacies. Our patients like the convenience of skipping the trip to the pharmacy and the lower costs. Small businesses like the additional cost savings.

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Medical Cannabis Consultations For Individuals in River Forest, 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 see patients in these situations.

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

COVID - 19 Testing for Individuals in River Forest, IL

covid-19 saliva testFor asymptomatic individuals, we offer both the saliva PCR test and the rapid antigen COVID - 19 tests. For more information on each test and their associated costs, click on COVID - 19 testing


Genetic Testing for Mental Health in River Forest, IL

genetic testing for psychiatric medicationsFor individuals with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, chronic pain, and numerous other conditions, finding 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. At Progressive Health Primary Care we do pharmacogenetic testing for mental health, which helps your mental health practitioner choose better medications for you.


Our Primary Care Doctors

Dr. Ingrid Liu

Owner and director at Progressive Health Primary Care. Practicing family physician and proud resident of River Forest, IL for over 20 years.

Dr. Joseph Gigante

Practicing family physician for over 40 years

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