I am a Family Physician opening a Direct Primary Care office. I see all age groups (babies, kids, adults, elderly), and particularly want to attract whole families. I offer holistic, individualized medical care, with an emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship. I want to bring medicine back to the time when we actually had time to have a conversation during the visit, and were able to look patients into the eye without the interruption of data entry into the computer. I want to have time to education patients on lifestyle changes (exercise, food as medicine) rather than just prescribing medication. I want to give them the tools to allow them to grow into their best selves, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. My goal is complete transparency in costs, I don't deal with insurance, but cost is affordable. I like the idea of "care made simple." I chose the title "The Art of Medicine" for 2 reasons: (1) I am a creative at heart - I love to paint in oils, and plan to hang them in my office. And (2) I feel the pendulum of medicine has swung too far toward science, and we have lost the "art of medicine." We will never have scientific "evidence" that includes all populations, and unfortunately, "evidence" seems to change on a regular basis, often depending on which subpopulation you look at. We cannot treat patients as a number or their disease. We need to look at them as an individual, with unique social factors, stressors, goals, spirituality, etc and find what works for them as an individual. This is the "art of medicine."