About Annette Marin M.D.
Health care that revolves around you.
Marin Health Solutions is a members only direct primary care practice focused on providing ready access to your doctor and the personalized attention that you need as a unique individual, at an affordable price.
The problem with health care.
These days health care seems to revolve around the insurance company: what they will cover or pay for. Secondly it revolves around the doctor who is enslaved to the insurance company and pressured into seeing too many patients in order to make their bottom line. This results in the patient being at least in third place. What happens are extensive wait times, difficulty getting an appointment when needed, difficulty getting enough time with the doctor in the office, and difficulty with communication when outside of the office due to the doctors workload. Calls from patients often end up being handled by other staff which can be frustrating and inefficient for the patient who has a simply question that could be easily answered by the doctor. At Marin Health Solutions we want to put you back in the center.
How it works.
Marin Health Solutions aims to provide service as it used to be when doctors made house calls and everyone had a personal relationship with their doctor. This is possible by eliminating insurance and accepting a limited number of patients so that the doctor has time to know each patient personally and spend adequate time both with the patient and time outside of the office researching that individual’s health problems.
What we provide.
Longer appointment times so you don’t feel rushed.
Appointments to fit your schedule, without the wait.
As many appointments as needed per month for the same monthly fee.
Unlimited direct access to your doctor via instant message or telephone.
Video consults available for established patients.
At cost labs available for many common lab tests.
Personalized treatment plans.
Continuity of care.
Focus on standard prevention and disease reversal for chronic disease related to lifestyle such as high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes.
While there are many genetically inherited diseases most of what our modern society struggles with are lifestyle related diseases which are largely reversible or at least preventable. As a society we tend to seek the quick fix. However, health does not come in a pill. In fact, medications often have negative side effects, many of which we are not even aware. Additionally there are many deaths every year not only due to medication errors but also due to properly prescribed drugs. At Marin Health Solutions our goal is to encourage healthy lifestyle such that we can minimize the use of medications and pharmaceuticals. In many cases lifestyle change can completely eliminate the need for drugs or at least lower the dose of required mediations. We believe in the importance of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. To achieve this, good lifestyle choices are needed, and living a life of balance. Whatever your health goals are we are ready to work with you and encourage and support you on your journey to health.
Communication. The most important aspect of the doctor patient relationship is communication. We are committed to doing our best to make sure you are heard, you know what the plan is, and all your questions are answered.
Solutions. While not all medical problems have a complete solution we do our best to thoroughly evaluate your case, provide you with the latest evidence to make informed choices both with your lifestyle and your treatment options so that your health problems can be solved when possible.
Support. We are here to support you in any way we can. Aside from usual office care, we are willing to help you make better lifestyle choices by offering to come to your home and help you clean out your cupboards of junk food, go grocery shopping with you to introduce you to healthy foods, and share recipes. Please let us know if there is any other way we can support you.
I heard about Pamela Wible, MD, a doctor in Oregon who pioneered the “ideal medical care” movement. I discovered her information on the internet and took a course she offered on setting up a low overhead clinic, one that frees the physician to spend more time with each patient. This is the culmination of a dream that started when I was a child, and I am excited to work for you!