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NORTH KINGSTOWNâThe world of a primary care physician often entail rushing through visits and trying to see as many patients in one day as possible. For Dr. Lauren Hedde, however, the status quo had become frustrating, and now she is starting a different kind of practice in North Kingstown.
âI have a little baby, and I found that being able to get in for visits when I wanted to and talk to the doctor was more difficult than it should be,â she said. âAs a physician, I found that the constraints of the typical insurance system made me feel that I was constantly just cycling through patients, looking at the clock and trying to hurry up and finish.â
âI felt like there must be some other alternative to this,â she continued.
Hedde has established âDirect Doctorsâ, a primary care practice which allows patients greater access to their physician, among other benefits. Her practice does not involve long wait times, and the Brown-educated physician is available beyond office hours to discuss patient concerns via phone and secured email.
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