about TLC Family Health
Founded by Douglas M. Cluff, M.D., TLC Family Health is an affordable membership model of Primary Care, AKA Direct Primary Care (DPC – check out the videos above and below!), which removes costly insurance and other middlemen from the patient-Primary Care Physician relationship. One of over 1000 similar practices nationwide (up from 140 in 2014), it is the future of Primary Care. Insurance should be reserved for emergencies, similar to auto insurance; if we can boot insurance out of Primary Care, we will drastically reduce overall healthcare costs. TLC Family Health is the way Primary Care should be, but can’t be because of insurance.
DPC practices are a great blessing for the self- or uninsured. However, most of our patients have insurance, but have realized that their deductibles far exceed our yearly membership fee – and they get a much bigger bang for their buck by joining our practice (not to mention all the perks!).
At TLC Family Health, one of our primary goals is to help you achieve health through lifestyle. In fact, besides the obvious, “TLC” also stands for “Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes” – especially Nutrition and Weight Management (our specialties), Fitness, Stress Management, and Sleeping Well. We do our best to help you stay or wean off medicine; however, we recommend it when we feel it is best to use. Come join us on our three-fold mission, and see what magic we can conjure up for you!
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don’t you wish:
You could have a great relationship with a personable, caring PCP, with open communication?
You could get all your labs, tests, and injections done at a fraction of the usual cost? Look right ––>
You had the option of doing e-mail, telephone, and video visits?
You could get in to see your doctor more quickly?
You could reach your doctor in an emergency?
You could schedule your appointment online?
You could choose 20, 40, or 60-min. appointments?
You could get procedures done at no extra cost?
Cost was not such a huge barrier to seeking care?
You could participate in group medical visits?
You could have discounted counseling services?
You could provide an amazing benefit for your staff?
how it works:
At TLC Family Health, you pay mainly for the physician’s time - and receive all labs, tests, and injections at cost (usually >90% off usual prices, e.g., a cholesterol panel is $3.25; a strep test is $1.19; a Rocephin shot is $1.75), removing any incentive to add unnecessary tests or services. This drastically reduces overall costs, at the same time improving the patient-physician relationship and quality of care.
At TLC Family Health, you have 3½ options (all of which provide the same premium level of care):
Platinum Membership (100% off provider visits and communications, along with other premium discounts)
Gold Membership (Best value - 90% off visits and communications, along with other premium discounts)
Silver Membership (50% off provider visits and communications, along with other discounts)
½. One-time visit (see below for details)