Benefits of direct primary care


What to expect?

As Dr. Silakoski and Dr. Samuel's patients under direct primary care you have the following benefits:


Dr. Silakoski is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She served over a decade in the United States Army as a physician at some of the largest military facilities in the world, working to keep our Soldiers and their families healthy and ready to answer the call.

 Dr. Samuel is a broadly trained, Board Certified family physician.  He has provided high-quality medical care to residents of North Idaho for almost 20 years. 

Affordable prices

 Our prices are transparent and designed to be affordable based on age, not on prior medical history.  One fee covers all services, and there are no copays or hidden charges. 


 Dr. Silakoski and Dr. Samuel can be contacted directly via phone, text or email and provides medical services for after hours and weekend urgent care matters that cannot wait. 

Comprehensive Care

 We provide all care for both routine and urgent matters.  Offices that employ numerous providers cannot offer this superior level of care, as the “fill in” provider (who is often times a nurse practitioner or physician assistant) frequently does not know the patient’s medical history as well as the patient’s own primary care provider. 

Discounted Lab Services

 Our patients reap the benefits of our quality and affordable lab services through LabCorp.  We are contracted with LabCorp to provide our patients with diagnostic services at a significantly discounted rate to help maintain their healthy lifestyles. 

Visiting Flexibility

 Dr. Silakoski makes home and work place visits as well as assisted living/nursing home rounds within Kootenai County under special circumstances. 

Family Focus

 Our office staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Because our practice is small, you will always talk to someone you know.  No large, impersonal, production-based office here!  Our small size allows us to bring the “family” back into family practice. 

Timely Service

 For patient convenience, appointments within 24 hours are always available.  Visits are never rushed, giving you adequate time to relate all of your medical concerns and have them addressed. 

Wellness & Preventative Care

 Wellness visits to maintain health are easier to justify as the membership fee covers these type of services.  Dr. Samuel has a special interest in preventative care, which has been shown in multiple studies to dramatically extend the life of patients who practice wellness strategies. 

Supportive Counseling Included

 All patients enrolled in Direct Primary Care will have access to professional counseling services provided by Donna Samuel L.M.S.W. for concerns including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, bereavement, couples counseling, and boundary counseling.  Donna also routinely provides social advocacy services for veterans, social security disability applicants, those seeking end of life document preparation, elders in need of palliative care counseling, and more.  All sessions offer discreet and empathetic support, and are completely confidential. 

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