Are you looking for a physician who will take the time to get to know you as a person and develop a treatment plan that is right for you? Would you like to speak directly with your physician on the phone when you have urgent questions or concerns? Would you like to know that you can see your own doctor in clinic when you need to be seen, for a non-rushed appointment that starts on time? Does this sound too good to be true? At the Art of Health we believe this should be the standard for primary care, and we aim to make it affordable to all. It is possible, through an innovative model of care known as Direct Primary Care.
At The Art of Health we believe that primary care is best delivered in the context of a personal relationship between the patient and his or her physician. We provide care for children and adults of all ages, including prenatal care. Our primary goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle in order to keep you well, but we also manage both acute and chronic illnesses. Our comfortable office is conveniently located off of East Blvd next to Freedom Park.
THE ART OF HEALTH
Care made simple.
Meet Dr. Searson
Dr. Searson is a board certified Family Physician. A St. Louis native, she moved to Charlotte in 2002 to pursue Family Medicine residency training, and Charlotte quickly became home. After completing residency, she went on to complete a Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill.
Dr. Searson served as a the Director of Maternal Child Health in the Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas Healthcare System, now Atrium, for over 10 years. In that role, she thoroughly enjoyed caring for a wide variety of patients, whose ages ranged from prenatal to 95 years young, as well as teaching residents the fundamentals of women's health and maternity care. During this time she had the privilege to be present for hundreds of deliveries, and was able to care for many of "her" babies into their teen years. Dr. Searson cherishes the trusting relationships that develop over time, and truly loves getting to know and care for whole families.
Care made simple.
Direct Primary Care is an increasingly popular model of care that puts the relationship between the doctor and the patient first, while minimizing cost and restrictions that often burden traditional practices that take insurance. In this model, fees are paid on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis, and there are no hidden fees or complex invoices.
While most Family Physicians have a patient panel of 2,500 to 4,000, in the DPC model, physicians usually keep their numbers in the hundreds. This means more relaxed visits without feeling rushed, easier access for appointments and refills, and a doctor who calls you back personally when you have a question.
Our pricing is very transparent and straightforward. One affordable monthly fee, and NO OTHER BILLS! No more copays and no more wondering what you are going to be billed after you leave the office.
ADULTS: $100 per month
CHILDREN (under 18): $75 per month
*newborn without family - $100 per month
FAMILIES (2 adults + 2 children): $300 per month
*each additional child is $50 per month
Being part of The Art of Medicine practice includes all of the following services:
A true partner in wellness
Annual physical exams including basic labs
Well child checks
Management of hypertension, diabetes, and other common chronic conditions
Gynecologic care including pap smears
Visual skin check
Extended and relaxed visits lasting 30 or 60 minutes when needed
Same day or next business day appointments for urgent needs
Access to your own physician when you have an urgent question or concern
Treatment over the phone when medically appropriate
Secure electronic communication with your physician
Access to reduced lab pricing (often less than 10% of the cost at insurance based practices)
Would you like to learn more about The Art of Health or the Direct Primary Care model? We’d be happy to chat with you about the services we provide, at no obligation to you.
If you need more information or have questions please be in touch. You can contact us via phone, email or by clicking the box above to fill out the form.
We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
1902 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
We currently have a waiting list for whole families to join the practice. Please contact us if you wish to get on our waiting list. Once you have received the invite on an opening, please click below to complete your chart and we’ll be in touch. (Credit card required to complete enrollment.)