Welcome to Better, More Affordable Healthcare!
Our practice has adopted a simplified healthcare model called Direct Primary Care, where a patient pays a low monthly membership fee in exchange for unrestricted access to a full range of primary care services.
In order to provide the best, possible healthcare, we have opted out of working with health insurance companies. Providers work directly with their patients, without the interference of insurance regulations and restrictions, to decide on the best plan of care for each individual.
Patients have significantly more time with their providers, increased access to care, no co-pays or hidden fees, and pay far less for labs, medications, and diagnostics tests - just to name a few benefits.
Family Physicians of St. Joseph welcomes and serves all patients -
we look forward to caring for you!
Please note, we are unfortunately unable to enroll any new patients
at this time, but are placing new potential patients on a waitlist.
Please contact our office for further details.
The office will be closing at 5pm on the following dates:
Mon. April 5th, Tues. April 6th and Wednesday April 28th.
Important Notice: We continue to follow CDC guidelines to optimize the health and safety of all of our patients and staff. We still require patients to wear masks inside the building even if you've been vaccinated. We sincerely appreciate everyone's cooperation and patients.
The pandemic remains a constantly evolving disruption to our community and way of life. Numbers of cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients continue to be closely monitored by the Berrien County Health Department. Please refer to the BCHD Dashboard for up to date information:
Berrien County Covid-19 Dashboard
We will continue to provide updates on the changing medical data and recommendations, local healthcare protocols, and how we at Family Physicians of St Joseph will provide medical services during this time.
Family Physicians of St Joseph Clinic Updates
In accordance with CDC, state of Michigan, and Berrien County Health Department guidelines, we will continue to offer telemedicine appointments when appropriate. We are also seeing patients in the office at this time. In addition, our doctors remain available via Spruce and the Elation Passport for questions or medical concerns that may arise.
Our patients are our top priority. While we strive to maintain our regular clinic hours - any same-day changes to our hours will be posted on Facebook and the website when possible. Any pre-planned schedule changes will be communicated via Constant Contact/e-mail.
Please stay on all current medications prescribed by your doctor. If you are in need of refills or would like to discuss any possible medication changes, please contact the office or your provider directly.
With Coronavirus circulating in our community, it is important that you be prepared in case you become sick.
Many people who contract COVID-19 will develop mild symptoms that can and should be managed at home to help prevent further spread of illness. Testing for COVID-19 is advised if you have symptoms of this illness, including mild symptoms. If you do become ill, please be sure to CALL US FOR ASSESSMENT AND FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
Per the CDC, we urge patients to self-quarantine at home and limit your contact with others as soon as cold or flu-like symptoms appear. Dedicate a "sick room" in your home and limit contact with family members. Self-isolation procedures are maintained until you meet ALL three criteria:
24 hours fever-free WITHOUT the assistance of medications like Tylenol
Symptoms such as shortness of breath and cough have improved
It has been 10 days since symptoms first appeared
It is imperative that we all do our part to minimize spread of COVID-19, and that we conserve resources for the more critically ill and those who are caring for them in the hospitals.
Online Resources To Help Ease Isolation:
We realize that this period of social isolation is difficult for all of us, but may be even more difficult for those with certain conditions and stressors. In an effort to help maintain health and wellness during this period of stress and uncertainty, here are some ideas for individuals and families to stay connected and engaged with our community
YMCA ON-Demand Exercise and Youth Programs, free for all. YMCA 360
Orangetheory At Home, equipment-free classes. OrangeTheory Daily Class
PopSugarFitness on YouTube. Extensive library of free classes, from beginner to advanced. PopSugarFitness
Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. Yoga With Adriene
Visit a Museum!
The Louvre Virtual Museum Tour
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Virtual Tour
Metropolitan Museum of Art Virtual Tour
Take an art class with your kids!
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems YouTube Channel
Art for Kids Hub on YouTube
Visit a Zoo!
The Cincinnati Zoo offers a daily Home Safari on its Facebook Live feed
The Georgia Aquarium has many exhibits to visit through their live cam feed.
Visit Walt Disney Theme Parks!
Ride some of your favorite rides, walk down Main Street, and look out for some of your favorite characters with Disney 360 Virtual Tour
Meditation and Mindfulness Resources
Headspace is offering free resources to help endure the pandemic. Subscriptions are also available here.
Calm is another subscription meditation app that also provides audible stories to assist with sleep. Join here.
Listen to Audiobooks on Audible
Now FREE for kids and teens during pandemic Audible Stories
Host your Book Club on Zoom!
Zoom provides video and audio for meetings and other social gatherings. Continue your book club or other social outlet with your friends and family from your couch. Join here!
Have more ideas to share with our FPSJ community? Reply to this email and let us know how you are staying connected during this time!
IN THE NEWS!
We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to gather information on a daily basis. We will keep you updated with the best available information to keep our community healthy and safe.
What our patients are saying:
"I love that my doctor can spend extra time with me when I’m in for a visit. I never feel rushed. I also love texting and receiving immediate answers to my questions. To me it’s worth every penny..." - Shelly G.M.
"Family Physicians of St. Joseph is more than just my "doctor" office, they have become family, and a valuable part of my "life planning" and health maintenance."
- David Y.