We are happy to share this press release from our friends at PokitDok:



PokitDok expands its practitioner network to include direct pay primary care physicians as well as cash-based surgical center

PokitDok, a Silicon Valley-based health and wellness startup recently announced additions to their growing network of direct pay physicians.  Committed to providing the resources necessary for consumers to find the best health and wellness treatment options at a fair price, PokitDok has steadily expanded its provider network to include practitioners across all medical and alternative disciplines who are willing to provide pricing transparency for the cost of their services. Among the recent additions to PokitDok’s primary care lineup are Seattle, WA’s Qlianceand Monterey, CA’s MedLion; two direct pay pioneers that have paved the way for cash based medical services operating independently of the insurance industry, as well as Palmetto Proactive Primary Care Physicians of Spartanburg, SC with a pay-by-service model.

“Primary care is all about developing trust between doctor and patient. It takes time to build this relationship. PokitDok promotes this by connecting us directly with consumers who are looking to improve their primary care experience at a cost they can afford. Using a direct pay model allows us to dedicate ourselves to providing care that is personal, high-quality, accessible, and most of all, humane.” — Dr. Erika Bliss, CEO Qliance

Also new to the PokitDok provider roster is Travel Surgery USA of Charleston, SC. Offering a domestic destination alternative to the fast growing medical tourism industry, patients have their procedure in either a hospital setting or outpatient facility with recuperation taking place in their choice of local historical B&Bs or private houses along one of Charleston’s picturesque beaches. Also using a transparent, direct pricing model, Travel Surgery USA creates all-inclusive packages covering the cost of the facilities, surgeon fees, and anesthesia that allow the consumer to know the exact cost of services upfront.

The combination of PokitDok’s growing practitioner network and searchable provider database results in over one million health and wellness professionals (both traditional medical physicians and alternative treatment practitioners) across the country available to PokitDok members. By tapping into the PokitDok network, consumers are able to find a practitioner that fits their unique healthcare needs and works within their budget.

“PokitDok allows healthcare consumers to get a clear view of services and their associated costs in a patient-centric social environment. Our progressive model allows those consumers to take control of their healthcare – a vision we share with PokitDok.” – Dr. Jerome Aya-Ay, Co-Founder of Palmetto Proactive Healthcare

For more information on PokitDok or to see any of these provider pages please visit https://pokitdok.com

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Patricia Salber MD, MBA (@docweighsin)
Patricia Salber, MD, MBA is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She is also the CEO of Health Tech Hatch, the sister site of TDWI that helps innovators tell their stories to the world. She is also a physician executive who has worked in all aspects of healthcare including practicing emergency physician, health plan executive, consultant to employers, CMS, and other organizations. She is a Board Certified Internist and Emergency Physician who loves to write about just about anything that has to do with healthcare.


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