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Johnson City Chiropractor | Johnson City chiropractic care | TN | Personal Care Physician


Johnson City Office
217 E. Springbrook Drive #1 
Johnson City, 37601

Kingsport Office
   2020 Meadow View Parkway,
# 110,Kingsport, 37660

"Chiropractic care is more than just making the pain disappear. It is about learning, understanding and taking care of your body to improve your quality of life."

Purelife Chiropractic

Dr. Christina Christiansen, D.C.
Chiropractor Physician
Personal Care Physician


Personal Care Physician is a relationship between a patient and a doctor in which the patient pays a fee or retainer. This may or may not be in addition to other charges. In exchange for the retainer, doctors provide enhanced care.

The practice is also referred to as membership medicine, concierge health care, cash only practice, direct care, direct primary care, and direct practice medicine. While all concierge medicine practices share similarities, they vary widely in their structure, payment requirements, and form of operation. 
Personal Care physicians care for fewer patients than in a conventional practice, and generally claim to be accessible via cell phone or email at any time of day or night or offer some other "special" service above and beyond the "normal" care provided. 
Proponents of personal care physicians claim that it meets consumer demand, allows physicians to provide the treatment they deem necessary, and improves quality of care by increasing the amount of time that can be spent on preventive medicine.  Preventive care such as lifestyle advice, and follow-up phone calls and emails are not usually reimbursed by insurance. Physicians significantly reduce the number of patients they see in a day, which allows them to spend extra time and attention with each patient. It has also been noted that while some concierge medicine practices do not accept insurance, all of their patients are encouraged to carry health insurance for services utilized outside of the practice.


Personal Care Physicians remove one of the financial barriers to accessing care whenever it is needed.  There is no insurance co-pays, deductibles or co-insurance fees, the program is structured to cover a preventative/wellness plan as well, which is not typically covered by most insurance carriers.  



Johnson City Chiropractor | Personal Care Physician. Dr. Christina Christiansen is a Johnson City Chiropractor.