Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic is a direct primary care clinic whereby primary care services are available to individuals and families of all ages in exchange for a low-cost monthly membership fee. We do not maintain contracts with health insurance companies. By doing so, we are able to offer quality, personalized health care at a lower cost and improve the patient experience. Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic returns the primary care experience to a true partnership between the patient and the provider by eliminating the increasing insurance demands and regulations that drive up health care costs and take away from time spent directly with you. We are able to provide a more liberated health care experience with direct care costs and transparent prices. Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic is here for you….delivering personalized medical care.
We look forward to helping you enjoy the ideal primary care experience.
In The News
Watch as Dr. Schaefer discusses the benefits of the Direct Primary Care model. See the full video here.
The Schaefer Family was recently featured in Durango Neighbors. To check out the full feature, go here.
To learn more about us, watch Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic’s video here.
About Dan Schaefer, MD
Dr. Dan has been a board certified family physician since 2003. He is originally from Wisconsin. His medical school training was obtained at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, in Madison, WI. He completed his family medicine residency training at The Harbor-UCLA family medicine program in Los Angeles, CA before moving to the Four Corners area in 2003. Dr. Dan provides the full spectrum of family practice services to patients and families of all ages and is functionally proficient in medical Spanish. Dan enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on outdoor adventures with his two sons, playing the drums, traveling and participating in various outdoor sports.
Dr. Dan says, “The direct primary care model allows us to practice medicine in the way that it should be practiced; thoughtfully, sincerely, respectfully and personally. That certainly takes time, so we dedicate the time by structuring the clinic model and daily schedule intentionally with these priorities in mind. We are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with our patients in preventing avoidable health problems, treating illness and disease in a well-informed and holistic manner, and prioritizing wellness and healthy living in practical and realistic ways. We are deeply honored to have this opportunity and look forward to sharing it with you and your family.”
Direct Primary Care
As a Direct Primary Care provider, Whole Health Family Medicine Clinic focuses on you and your health without the unnecessary intrusion of insurance companies. We believe that the best primary care medicine is both personal and affordable, and that’s what we offer. Primary care is all we do. Let us restore your faith in health care. Experience a patient relationship based on trust and respect; the type of relationship every patient deserves.
Our patient benefits include full access to primary care, meaning you will have more time with your provider, 24/7 communication access, no co-pays, and you will be able to be seen when you need it. We also offer the added savings and convenience of an onsite wholesale pharmacy and lab.
Have more questions on Direct Primary Care and our practice? Go here for answers.
About Karassa Yeomans Schaefer, PA-C
Karassa attended undergraduate school at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. After graduating in 2002 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon where she earned her degree as a Physician Assistant, Karassa returned to the Four Corners area. Karassa grew up in Mancos, Colorado where she continues to actively help her family on their cattle ranch. Karassa enjoys horseback riding, hiking, gardening, scrapbooking, spending time with her family. She enjoys the full spectrum of family medicine and is available for your acute, chronic, preventative and women’s health care needs.
Dan and Karassa enjoy the adventure of raising their two wonderful sons in the Four Corners and having the opportunity to explore the various wonders of the area.