WHSV 3 in Charlottesville, VA recently reported how important the doctor-patient relationship is to people getting their COVID vaccines. As more shots become available, many patients are getting information from the doctors they trust the most, their primary care doctors.
“I think most primary care physicians pride themselves on the relationship that they have with their patients,” said Dr. Lindsey Neal, who works with Charlottesville Direct Primary Care. “For me, it’s super important to kind of know the journey.”
Dr. Lindsey Neal and Dr. Rebecca Downey chose the Direct Primary Care model for their practice because it allows them to spend more time with their patients, to address the whole patient, and to be available when needed. These factors have been especially important during these trying times.
Dr. Neal’s patients’ journeys have led many of them to her office, where they ask questions about the shot. Even if they come in hesitant, she still preaches the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.
The importance of the doctor-patient relationship is the key to good medicine. The Direct Primary Care Model is built on this foundation.