What members are saying…
I had a very unrushed and comprehensive consultation with Dr Wendy at Goodmed. Such a refreshing change; at other clinics, I would get the feeling that I was using too much of my doctors’ time. Love the idea that the first course of action will be holistic.Anonymous - West Seattle
I love the personal experience you get at GoodMed. You work directly with your healthcare provider, which is amazing. You don’t have to worry about telling an assistant about your issue only, to repeat it to your doctor again. Also I love that I have never had to wait, you come for your appointment, speak directing to your doctor and you’re done. Thank you for providing such a smooth healthcare experience.M.P. - West Seattle
I was skeptical of the membership based primary care model at first, paying for insurance and then additionally paying for membership. After being a patient for almost a year now, I can’t imagine going back. I pay so much less money for excellent and more attentive care. As a more complicated and well-informed patient of Dr. Wendy’s, I can say I am so grateful for her expertise. She really listens to me and provides such compassionate and comprehensive care. I have been through so many naturopathic doctors whose care fell short of such quality and cost me so much more money. I love the after hours availability for urgent concerns and really appreciate the personalized care I have received.T.H. - West Seattle
Thank you for your support, clarity and swift ability to help me help my body. I truly appreciate how you hold such open and nonjudgmental space around anything I may bring up that is affecting my body. You’re healing suggestions are gentle and accurate. You and your business model are a breath of fresh air and I am so deeply grateful to have you on my personal support team!D.S. - West Seattle
This practice is awesome! Exactly what a doctor office should be. I can get in on a short notice, i get all the time and attention of the doctor that I need and I don’t have to worry about money, insurance, etc. Also, the doctors here are very nice and knowledgeable. Dr Wendy even brought home some medications for my wife when she was ill. Hands down the best doctor experience in a while.R.B. - West Seattle
As a midwife in West Seattle, we see a lot of families looking for quality care for their families outside of prenatal care. I love when our clients choose GoodMed for their naturopathic care needs. GoodMed provides excellent, holistic, comprehensive care with a very personalized approach. We feel so grateful to have such thorough and qualified care providers in West Seattle. We feel so confident that our families are being well cared for when clients graduate from our care and have chosen to be in such good hands with Dr. Wendy Hueners and Dr. Ryan Campbell.Taylor Hamil, LM, CPM - West Seattle , In Tandem Midwifery
How GoodMed fits in your healthcare strategy
Option 1: By Itself
We recommend that all members have some type of insurance coverage for the unexpected, however it is not required. As an individual, you don’t have to go without care because of the lack of insurance. 90% of medical needs for 90% of the people can be managed through primary care.
As an Employer, offering Direct Primary Care as a standalone benefit will help reduce out-of-pocket costs for employees who have purchased their own plans. In 2015, a typical individual paid over $1100 in medical costs before insurance kicked in.
Option 2: Paired with High Deductible Health Plan (+ HSA)
Pairing GoodMed with a high deductible health plan allows for coverage for catastrophic events while providing concierge level quality and access to primary care services. Switching from a “Silver” or “Gold” level plan to a “Bronze” plan will typically save well more than the amount of membership at GoodMed DPC and significantly reduce out-of-pocket expenses incurred over the year. Adding an HSA account will allow for tax deferred payment for incidental medical expenses like labs, prescriptions, supplements, imaging, and payment toward the high deductible if necessary.
Option 3: Paired with Liberty Direct cost-sharing plan
Medical cost-sharing is an ACA-compliant alternative to health insurance. In this option the medical cost- sharing organization would pay for medical expenses incurred outside of GoodMed.
GoodMed DPC is a “Premier Practice” of Liberty Direct, a branch of the Liberty Health cost-sharing non-profit organization designed to complement DPC practices. A portion of membership fees at GoodMed may be eligible for reimbursement through Liberty Direct.
We are a proud premier practice of Liberty Direct, a cost sharing organization that provides an ACA compliant option (as in, no fine!) to health insurance. Liberty Direct has created a low cost option that pairs well with your GoodMed membership. Learn more about Liberty Direct here.
We love challenging the status quo at GoodMed, so we are extremely excited to integrate specialist consults into member benefits with RubiconMD. Many specialist visits are unnecessary, not to mention, inconvenient and costly. Now your physicians at GoodMed have specialist advice at their fingertips to save you time and money. RubiconMD is a web-based eConsult service that enables primary care providers to quickly and easily discuss their cases with top specialists, so they can provide better care—improving the patient experience and reducing costs. This is a free benefit included in membership at GoodMed.