As recently reported in the Beatrice Daily Sun, Dr. Michael Havekost has opened Havekost Personal Healthcare in Beatrice, NE after living in the area with his wife Sandy and five children since 1991. Dr. Havekost states that:
Beatrice has been very good to us with many medical opportunities as well. I had the blessing to work at the Gage County Medical Clinic for 17 ½ years before moving to the emergency department in 2008. I have also been able to work with the hospital to develop a palliative care program, work as a hospitalist, and develop a nursing home comprehensive care program. However, I miss the close patient-physician relationships I was able to develop when I was first in practice. For the last 5 years I have researched the new Direct Primary Care (DPC) approach to medicine. With a smaller patient panel and more time with patients, I am able to return to the personal nature of medicine, providing care like a doctor who is a friend of the family, with affordable, value-laden care.
Dr. Havekost is another example of a physician who has had a wealth of experience in the traditional healthcare system who is now returning to the real roots of medicine by opening his own Direct Primary Care office.