I am a practicing family physician in the Boston/Cambridge area with over 15 years experience. I opened Wellscape Direct MD; a Direct Primary Care practice; to return to that "old-fashioned" feel of medicine - personalized care; direct communications with your doctor; a practice built around your convenience. With the use of modern technology; patients have the added convenience of virtual visits and the peace of mind of direct text messaging with their own physician. I value getting to know my patients as individuals; and working together to develop healthcare and wellness plans that best meet their goals and needs; including integration of Complementary and Western evidence-based medicines while taking into account the demands of our modern; busy lifestyles.
I'm happy to have an initial discussion on the phone or via email to answer immediate questions about the practice; but then prefera face-to-face; "meet & greet" appointment (free-of-charge) in the office. During that visit; I can answer questions about how the practice works;review my background and practice style; and learn more about a patient's needs. In this way; we can mutually decide if the practice is a good "fit." Once a patient decides to join; we spend approximately 1-1.5 hours reviewing medical history; current concerns; and signing releases to obtain prior medical records for review.
I recommend a patient think about what goals they have for their healthcare; and how they prefer to meet those goals; and then look for a practice that best meets those needs. It might also be important to ask about accessibility to their primary care practitioner (PCP) - do they have availability when something comes up or will you see someone else in the practice or be referred to an urgent care? What happens when you have a follow-up question; how can you reach your PCP? What happens after hours if there is an emergency?
Although I was born and raised in the greater metropolis area of Chicago; my family maintained a small farm; which provided an amazing extra-curricular education. I learned to appreciate organic whole foods (and the work it took to produce and harvest them!); the flow and impact of the cycles of nature; and the wonders of the outdoors. I went on to earn a BA degree in Psychology from Earlham College (IN); a Quaker-based school that fostered my belief in treating others as equals; my commitment to social justice; and my desire to serve.
After spending some years in the workforce; traveling; and pursuing passions in Chinese Martial Arts and Medicine; I followed my childhood dream into medicine. I graduated from UMass Medical School in 1999; and completed training at Lawrence Family Medicine Residency; a program committed to providing care to underserved populations. That was the start of a broad base of experience throughout my career; which included a community health center; a small; private practice in a Boston suburb; and lastly; a larger; national organization in the heart of Boston.
Regardless of the setting in which I practiced; I sought toprovide that"old-fashioned" patient-doctor relationship - one that is based on genuine caring; mutual respect; and mindful listening.I enjoy working with patients as collaborative partners to create individualized treatment plans and healthier lifestyle strategies. My early experiences with complementary therapies reinforced a holistic and integrative approach; including recognizing the potential value of "alternative" medical theories and treatments.
In keeping with this vision of primary care; I opened Wellscape Direct MD; my ownDirect Primary Carepractice; in downtown Boston in 2015. Goals at Wellscape Direct MD include not only treating and managing illnesses; but also partnering to optimize health and well-being.
I'm happy to share more information about my background; approach and Wellscape Direct MD; so please feel free tocontact me!
I'm most excited to offer direct access and communications; so that we can build a trustingpartnership to better serve each individual's healthcare needs.
A patient spontaneously breaking into tears because it was the first time she felt heard by a doctor.
Pricing is designed to be reasonable; transparent; and simple. It is akin to a gym membership; with a convenient online membership platform that does automatic withdrawals for billing. There are no hidden costs; no co-pays; no additional charges for any of the primary care services that Iprovide - it is all covered by the monthly membership fee.
Wellscape Direct MDopened in December 2015.
"Need a good DPCP? Look no further! Attentive and a great listener; Dr. Meyer is never rushed and takes the time to check back after appointments when issues are ongoing. She did a tremendous amount of research when my symptoms were puzzling and consulted more broadly. She cares; and her practice gives her time to practice the way medicine should be practiced. Kudos! 5 stars!"
Self-verified patient of Dr. Linnea A Meyer
April 10; 2019
"Linnea is among one of the kindest doctors I have ever met. She creates a sense of trust immediately; patient and calm while she listens without judgment. As a person of the LGBT community; she assisted with many qualms and was an ally through it all. From mental health; to sexual health or just the common cold. She is direct; easy to communicate with and above all else extremely helpful. I never felt like just another patient. I would recommend anyone who is in need of a new PCP to check her out!"
Posted on Yelp
"Dr. Meyer is a fantastic; caring physician. I've been seeing her for about 10 years and she's always courteous and spends a great deal of time with me. She listens really well and is thoughtful about my care. She always has responded promptly to my concerns and has helped me weather quite a few physical injuries and illnesses. I can't recommend her highly enough!"
June 26; 2018
For additional reviews:http://wellscapedirectmd.com/primary-care-doctor-boston/patient-experiences/
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm; however; I do try to make accommodations in scheduling to meet patients' needs.
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