Throwback Thursday on Direct Medical Care

When we were just getting off the ground Call for Action with NBC 41 Action News in Kansas City, Missouri spotlighted our focus on shopping for prices for your medical care and on the direct pay model.  Check out the news pieces:

Click here:  Why it pays to compare pricesNBC1


Click HERE:  Patients Prefer to Bypass Insurance Provider with Cash-Only Doctor

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Tour of Direct Medical Care

Welcome to Direct Medical Care




We are excited to share our clinic with you virtually. We have maximized our space for functionality and have tried to maintain a warm and friendly atmosphere.  Come on in and see for yourself…




                                               Direct Medical Care opened October 1, 2013

Established Sign
Established Sign

Our decor has taken off the past few months and everything has been done by our own staff member Kim Moppin.  She has amazing talent and has taken the old and made it new for us all to enjoy!


Waiting Area
Waiting Area



A special thanks to sweet patients who donated the old windows that adorn the wall in our waiting room.  Note the cute lamp Kim recently refurbished to add to the ambiance as well.



Reception Desk
Reception Desk


The reception desk area highlights a repurposed pallet displaying a hand-drawn and hand-painted silhouette of the great state of Missouri.



Platte County Map
Platte County Map


The hall boasts a map of Plattte County. Special thanks to Kim’s husband Chris for hanging and installing all of our new decor.




Our exam rooms:

Room 1
Room 1
Room 1 Shout out to our Pirates
Shout out to our local Platte County Pirates


Procedure Room
Procedure Room

Our procedure room is an important room to highlight.   We offer many services to keep patients out of local ERs, urgent cares, specialists offices, etc.  We are able to care for lacerations, skin lesions, IV hydration, simple fractures, electrocardiograms, and stat blood work to name a few.




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Hope to see you soon!

Ann Riggs, DO

Patient-Driven Affordable Healthcare

Go Red for Women


American Heart Association Statistics:
  • Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined
  • Heart disease causes 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every minute
  • An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease
  • Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease
  • Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease
  • The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood
  • While 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease
  • Only 1 in 5 American women believe that heart disease is her greatest health threat
  • Women comprise only 24 percent of participants in all heart-related studies
Risk Factors:
  • womenheartdzHigh blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes and prediabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Family history of early heart disease
  • History of preeclampsia during pregnancy
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Age (55 + for women)
Know the signs:
  • Pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest
  • Pain in one or both arms, back, neck, or jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cold sweats
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Women can have more of the atypical signs rather than frank chest pain