Thank you for receiving this letter of interest concerning my nomination to run for the Direct Primary Care Alliance board of directors.
My name is Dr. Richard Edgerly, MD. I am a family medicine physician in Yakima Washington. I started Assurance Healthcare and Counseling Center as a direct primary care practice on the first day of January, 2014. I initially received my Bachelor of Science degree in Bacteriology and Public Health from Washington State University. I eventually practiced business management and healthcare administration for 13 years—please forgive me. I then returned to school and completed my medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. After completing my internship and residency, I ran a very successful traditional practice with 3 other partners and advanced in the usual way to become Chief of Staff at one of the local hospitals.
It was there that I grew tired of the government and insurance interference in the practice of medicine. I left my successful practice and started over again using a direct primary care model before I even knew that the direct primary care model actually existed and was growing across the United States.
I feel that my background in laboratory medicine, business, and healthcare administration as well as my 6 years of experience as a direct primary care entrepreneur can be a great asset to the alliance. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Richard Edgerly, MD