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What is Direct Primary Care Medicine?

What is Direct Primary Care Medicine?

  We have witnessed dramatic changes in our health care system over the last fifty years.  Advances in medical science have extended and improved the quality of our lives.  However, there are aspects of medical care that have suffered.  Despite providers' best...

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Symptoms of Pneumonia

Symptoms of Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a lung infection in which the air sacs, called alveoli, become inflamed and fill with fluid.  Bronchitis, on the other hand, is much more common and describes inflammation of the air passageways (trachea and bronchial tubes) going down to the lungs....

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A Common Injury of the Weekend Warrior

A Common Injury of the Weekend Warrior

With the start of summer comes a rash of knee and ankle injuries on the basketball court sustained by middle-aged weekend warriors.  These basketball wannabes leave their sedentary desk jobs and attempt to jump and sprint down the court, striving to relive their glory...

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Common Supplement-Drug Interactions

Common Supplement-Drug Interactions

Natural supplements can be beneficial to one's health.  More than 50% of people with chronic medical conditions take natural remedies, with a large majority also taking one or more prescription medications.  While most supplement-drug combinations are generally...

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Recreational Waterborne Illnesses

Recreational Waterborne Illnesses

Summertime draws area residents and visitors alike for a swim in our beautiful lakes, rivers and pools,  to cool off from the daytime heat.  While most outings are relaxing and uneventful, waterborne intestinal, respiratory and skin infections can ruin the best...

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What You Need to Know About the Red Eye

What You Need to Know About the Red Eye

A red eye, known by the medical term conjunctivitis, is due to an inflammation of the covering of the eye and the inside of the eyelid.  It is most commonly caused by a viral or bacterial infection, allergies or dry eye, and typically can be treated at home without...

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Discounted Ultrasound Rates

Discounted Ultrasound Rates

  NIDPC Discount Health Network update!  In maintaining the trend of adding benefits to our membership, we have recently partnered with Coeur d’Alene Ultrasound to provide our patients ultrasound services at significantly discounted cash pay prices. Travis and...

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We’ve Partnered with Snap Fitness!

We’ve Partnered with Snap Fitness!

One of our goals in adopting the Direct Primary Care practice model was to present the community with a form of medicine that promotes preventive health.  To further this goal, we have decided to initiate a local network of discounted health services that are...

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