Speaking on Business: Spark MD

Spark MD is providing personalized, low cost and high-quality primary care through a Direct Primary Care model.

Chris Redgrave Apr 27, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

As a Direct Primary Care practice, one of the first in the state, the motivation for Dr. Julie Gunther with Spark MD in Boise is to provide personalized, low cost and high-quality primary care. With a team of five, including Dr. Gunther and Nurse Practioner Kenon Kildew, each patient is one step away from contact with their primary care team.

The idea behind Direct Primary Care is to transform routine healthcare by completely simplifying the patient and provider experience. With a monthly membership charge, patients receive wellness care, urgent care, minor emergency care, procedures and access to wholesale pricing on medications, labs and imaging. Dr. Gunther says Spark MD is serving the need for great medical care with lower overall cost. And her patients love what she’s doing!

Spark MD started small when the practice opened four years ago, and now it’s grown to over 600 patients, mainly through word of mouth as more people discover how they can get back to old-fashioned healthcare, where patients have a personal relationship with their doctor while also saving money. Dr. Gunther is looking to grow her team. The key is to grow strategically so Spark MD continues to offer high-touch personalized care and maintains its simple, affordable model.

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For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Spark MD
302 W. Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702

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