Direct Primary Care:
Just think Country Doctor
We focus on getting you well, and keeping you that way. "Less medication, more meditation," that's our motto.
Ever wonder why you can't get an appointment with your doctor? Ever wonder why, when you finally can see your doctor they have no time to listen? HMO doctors usually have between 5000 and 9000 patients. That means they are seeing 50-60 patients per day! In between those patients they have to write notes, answer e-mails, make phone calls and argue with insurance companies about the care their patients need. The insurance company is a third-party to your relationship, getting in the way, demanding more from your doctor so they have less for you.
Direct Primary Care means that you have a direct relationship with your doctor, with no third party involved. It also means that your doctor has a much smaller number of patients, usually less than 900. That means your doctor can see you right now, today, tomorrow. Your doctor can spend 30 minutes or an hour, or whatever it takes. Your doctor can answer your phone calls, return your e-mails, write your refills. Your doctor can spend time on your needs, not on some third-party's rules and paperwork, and not on thousands of other patients.
Tina F. Edwards, MD
Dr. Edwards is a multi-faceted physician and healer with 3 decades of experience in martial arts, Eastern meditation and healing practices. She graduated from the Uniformed Services University in 2004, and spent 15 years in the Navy. Trained in Emergency Medicine at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, she has served this country by taking care of patients in the Persian Gulf, Japan, South America, all over the US, and at sea around the world.
Prior to embarking on the path to medicine, Dr. Edwards worked as a police-911 dispatcher, a martial-arts school owner, as a counselor in a adolescent group-home, a short-order cook in a ski-resort and as a barista in a coffee-shop. Her bachelor's degree is in Cultural Anthropology from California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Edwards' life experiences and travel have made her a well-rounded human-being as well as an open-minded and culturally sensitive physician.
MsC, Jikiden Reiki Practitioner
Virginia is a Reiki Master in her second decade as a healer, and loving it! Since her first experience with Reiki in 2002—which freed her from years of chronic back pain—she has wanted to give the gift of healing to others. She has practiced and taught Reiki around the world, including South Africa and Canada. She came to Oceanside from Calgary, Canada expressly for the opportunity to work on the innovative and groundbreaking World of Wellness model for healing care.
Virginia has a Master’s degree in physical anthropology with a concentration on evolutionary anatomy. Combined with over twenty years spent as a radiographer, her education has given her an in-depth education as an anatomist and physiologist. This concrete learning informs her energy work, enabling her to use both a deep understanding of the body and of the body’s energy to aid and encourage true healing.
At World of Wellness, we are excited to have such an amazing and healing soul as Virginia on board. She was specifically recruited for her knowledge base, as well as her gentle and healing way. Virginia’s education and worldwide travel and experience has made her sensitive to cultural, ethnic and gender diversity.
Jikiden Reiki is a natural healing force that is vital to all of life. It is a non-invasive, compassionate and nurturing energy that assists in the well being of everyone who experiences this therapy.
Jikiden Reiki can remove blockages in your energy field allowing you to feel lighter, more balanced and grounded. It can help with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, physical symptoms and emotional distress.
Most patients experience a deep sense of relaxation during a treatment, along with a feeling of wellness.
Come in and see how it will work for you! Virginia@wowhealingcare.com or 619.991.6368
Cost-Sharing Insurance Alternative
Zion Health, provides an organized way to share in one another’s medical burdens. Medical cost sharing is not a new concept but a proven and effective alternative to health insurance. By joining through a Direct Primary Care practice, you can pay less! Click the Zion Health link above to find out more.
You don't have to pay high insurance premiums! Liberty Direct is an alternative to health-insurance. It is a cost-sharing cooperative of individuals and families. Eligible members can get a rebate on the membership costs for Direct Primary Care.