Dr. Brian R. Forrest, M.D.
Dr. Forrest is the Medical Director and Founder of Access Healthcare. Originally from Wake County, he attended UNC Chapel Hill for medical school and specialized in family and community medicine in the residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where he also completed his internship. He currently serves as Board Chair of the NC Academy of Family Physicians representing over 3200 physicians in NC. His special interests include management of Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cholesterol. Dr. Forrest completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship in Diabetes and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Public Health while At UNC Chapel Hill. He is dedicated to treating patients as whole persons and is sensitive to the importance of mental and spiritual aspects of patients’ overall well being. He has been named the “Best Doctor in the Triangle” by the Independent Weekly newspaper. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified-Clinical Hypertension Specialist. “What I try to do with patients is to prevent strokes and heart attacks, which are two of the most important things to accomplish in preventive cardiovascular medicine.” Dr. Forrest is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.
Access Healthcare, P.A. is committed to providing high quality medical care services to the population of southwestern Wake County. We are motivated by the need for more patient friendly healthcare services in this era of increasingly complicated managed care. We strive to make healthcare services more readily available, affordable, and less complicated. Through a simple and affordable fee schedule and with a nonreliance on managed care networks we make accessing primary healthcare services convenient and affordable.
Access Healthcare Direct is revolutionizing the healthcare industry through an innovative Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice model that improves health care quality while also reducing costs. Both employers and individuals are embracing DPC, which removes the “middle man” (i.e. insurance companies) from the relationship between patient and physician. By doing so, there are no third party insurance companies driving up costs or controlling doctors’ medical decisions. Therefore, the patient’s best interest is the number one priority – not insurance companies or the government.
Access Healthcare Direct’s national network of physicians deliver comprehensive primary care services through a simple and affordable fixed monthly fee. No co-pay. No deductible. No prior authorizations. No insurance required.
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