PrimeMD clinic offers family medicine to those without insurance

 

PrimeMD physician Dr. Melissa Cain

PrimeMD, located at 245 W. Johnson Rd. in LaPorte, recently became the first Direct Primary Care practice in La Porte County. This non-traditional family medicine clinic breaks the barriers of traditional family medicine through a monthly membership model, meaning patients without insurance may receive medical care.

Dr. Melissa Cain is the family practice physician at the clinic. Dr. Cain has more than 14 years of experience and specializes in family medicine. She grew up in Chesterton and graduated from Indiana State University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Cain has resided in La Porte since 2009; she and her long-term boyfriend have 4 children between the two of them. “We love living in La Porte and frequently ride our tandem bike around the lakes and take the kids to Stone Lake Beach in the summer,” she said.

As many know, health insurance doesn’t ensure healthcare and with record-breaking levels of people without health insurance in La Porte County, PrimeMD ensures all have access to personalized healthcare. For a fee of $85/month for adults and $35/month for children, or $15/month with a parent member, anyone can become a member of PrimeMD regardless of current health insurance status.  

PrimeMD also offers corporate rates to business owners looking to offer healthcare to their employees. 

PrimeMD members enjoy guaranteed same- or next-day appointments. No more waiting weeks to get into your doctor. All appointments are 30 or 60 minutes. Because appointments are so lengthy, it is rare that more than one patient is in the office at a time. There is minimal chance of contracting an illness while at the doctor’s office.  

Pretty much anything that can be done in a family medicine office is included with a PrimeMD monthly membership. This includes all routine office visits, urgent-care visits, annual exams, school physicals, sports physicals, well-child exams, mental health management, complex chronic medical condition management, and procedures such as stitches and joint injections.  

PrimeMD members enjoy access to prescription medication and laboratory testing at 10 percent over wholesale cost. At PrimeMD, members can come in, be assessed by their doctor, have blood drawn by that same doctor, and leave with their medication in hand. Streamlined, efficient; the future of healthcare.  

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14 Responses to “PrimeMD clinic offers family medicine to those without insurance”

  1. GailRae

    Feb 17. 2021

    Dr. Cain, you are obviously an exceptional person!! Bless you for your caring spirit and commitment to our community!!

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  2. TracyO

    Feb 17. 2021

    It is wonderful to have Dr. Cain back in our area! A true asset!!

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  3. Lesley Lefeber

    Feb 17. 2021

    So Glad Dr. Cain is back!!! She is AMAZING!!!

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  4. Kara

    Feb 17. 2021

    I saw Dr. Cain a few years back and was so disappointed when she had left Beacon Health. I am so happy to see that she is still practicing in the area. Kind, caring, amazing physician.

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  5. John

    Feb 17. 2021

    Just a minute here. If some people can’t afford to pay for health insurance, what makes you think they can afford monthly payments for this setup?

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  6. Heather

    Feb 17. 2021

    Valid point. But it is an option for those that do not qualify for Medicaid, HIP, or marketplace.

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  7. Melissa Cain

    Feb 18. 2021

    John, You have an excellent point, and some may not be able to. Our monthly fees are at least 1/4 of the lowest insurance premiums. We are an option for those with and without insurance who want an alternative to the current healthcare system. Thank you.

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  8. Selena Boyts

    Feb 18. 2021

    Dr. Cain is an incredible physician and this is a wonderful write up!

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  9. Jan Orman

    Feb 20. 2021

    Excellent, caring and thorough Dr. Just awesome to have her practicing in our area again. You were missed.

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  10. Name (required)

    Feb 22. 2021

    So thrilled to have this office here in Laporte! It fills a huge void in this area! Thank you. Dr. Cain!!

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