Direct Primary Care
Your primary care doctor is so much more than the first person you contact when you’re sick or have a medical question. Ideally, in addition to diagnosing and treating you, your primary care doctor is an ally – a medical professional who can help educate, guide, and empower you to make the best possible choices when it comes to your health.
The key to a doctor providing this level of primary healthcare is being able to spend the time needed on each individual patient. Dr. Adam Possner at North Bethesda Primary Care enjoys delivering just this type of time-intensive, one-on-one care that is so very hard to find. Because he doesn’t take insurance, he’s able to focus his time and energy on patient care instead of billing. This allows Dr. Possner to become familiar with you – your history, concerns, and preferences – which often translates into being able to make a faster and more accurate diagnosis when something is wrong as well as more tailored treatment recommendations that are unique to you.
Find out more about the three pillars of primary care that we offer:
Concierge Care by a Primary Care Physician
When we describe the healthcare you receive at North Bethesda Primary Care as unlike anything else you’ve experienced before, we’re not kidding.
Ready for a two-hour initial physical that allows you and Dr. Possner to really get to know one another? You got it. Before that appointment, Dr. Possner will obtain and review your outside records, summarizing what he learned about you in writing to ensure you’re both on the same page.
How about a medical history that is truly a deep dive into what your health and wellness experience has been like? At North Bethesda Primary Care, we want to know not only what medical diagnoses you have and what medications you take, but also what symptoms you had when you were diagnosed, how you were diagnosed, and what treatments you’ve tried.
Dr. Possner’s follow-up with patients is nothing short of outstanding, and it includes coordinating your care and collaborating with subspecialists when you require subspecialty care. He is a warm, compassionate, knowledgeable, and insightful primary care physician.
At North Bethesda Primary Care, we provide a number of on-site services for the convenience of our patients. These include: blood draws (phlebotomy), basic point-of-care diagnostics – such as a rapid flu and strep tests, urine dipstick, and ECG – and some vaccines.
When to Go to the PCP
In general, you should contact your primary care physician anytime you have a medical concern or question. At North Bethesda Primary Care, we make it really easy to do this. Patients can message Dr. Possner or request an appointment via our convenient online patient portal. If the matter is urgent, patients are encouraged to call us for more immediate attention – either by calling our main phone number, (301) 941-4414, or the doctor’s cell phone number if the office is closed.
Some of the signs, symptoms, and health issues that may prompt a visit to your PCP include:
- Breast cancer screening
- Cervical cancer screening
- Colds, flu
- Colon cancer screening
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Gynecological care
- Hair loss
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Lung cancer screening
- Pinkeye (conjunctivitis)
- Sinus infection
- Skin disorders and rashes
- Sore throat
- Sprains and strains
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Vaginal infections
- Much more
In fact, rather than trying to list all of the things we treat, it may be easier to identify what we don’t treat at North Bethesda Primary Care, which includes chronic pain requiring opioids, fibromyalgia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Also, Dr. Possner is not registered to recommend medical cannabis in Maryland.
Your Primary Care Concierge Doctor in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area
If you’re in the market for an exceptional primary care physician with whom you can develop a productive and caring relationship focused on your long-term health, consider Dr. Possner at North Bethesda Primary Care in Maryland.
Request your complimentary meeting with Dr. Possner to find out more about our membership-based practice now.