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Discover Direct Primary Care

The health care model that is . . .

Affordable

Personalized

Convenient

Doctor's Desk

DIRECT PRIMARY CARE

is a health care model that provides convenient, affordable, high-quality primary care without  the hassle of insurance companies.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

For a low monthly fee,  receive direct access to your primary care provider and

 

unlimited office visits.

Up-front, transparent pricing
Direct Primary Care is NOT health insurance, it is simply healthcare. No bills to insurance, authorizations, or claims to be processed. No long term commitment. Imagine that!

Direct communication with your medical provider

Providers respond to patient’s texts, emails, and phone calls the same or next day


Have a direct and meaningful relationship with your  provider 

No insurance company middle man involved. 

Longer appointments & shorter wait times

Skip the packed waiting room

Sick visits often taken care of via telehealth - patients do not always have travel to an office

Provider is not reimbursed based on volume

No incentive to force patients into the office for an unnecessary face-to-face visit, when a webcam, phone call, or email exchange would often do


Deeply discounted prescriptions, procedures.

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Sharma Atkinson-Staten | APRN, FNP-C

Welcome! I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and have been practicing as an NP  since 2014. My NP  experience includes Interventional Cardiology, Family Practice, and most recently, pain management. 

Prior to this, I practiced as an RN for 25 years in Labor and Delivery, outpatient surgery, gynecology,  high-risk obstetrics home health, and I was also a certified childbirth educator.

  • I was born in Kentucky and moved to Lake City when I turned 10. I graduated from CHS in 1987 and completed my Bachelor’s degree graduating Summa Cum Laude at Rush University in Chicago.

  • Since then, I worked as an RN in the Chicago area, Miami, West Palm Beach, and Jacksonville, FL. My Master’s in Nursing was completed at University of South Alabama.

  • Back home in Lake City since 2014, I have practiced as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  

It has been a dream of mine to open my own practice and I look forward to getting to know you and provide you and your family with comprehensive and personalized primary care.  

30 years of healthcare experience

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH

INSURANCE FREE = HASSLE FREE

Make the best choices for your health without insurance company limitations & algorithms.

TRANSPARENCY

Up-front and discounted pricing means you will never receive a surprise medical bill.