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Freedom Healthworks Names Dr. Risheet Patel as Medical Director

Dr. Patel Hired to Expand the Reach and Capabilities of Direct Primary Care Accelerator

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANAFreedom Healthworks, a company dedicated to developing and accelerating the Direct Primary Care movement, today announced the hiring of Dr. Risheet Patel as Medical Director. In this new role, Dr. Patel will develop Freedom Healthworks’ clinical strategy, including outreach to prospective physician clients, developing clinical operations programming, and improving Freedom Healthworks’ processes and services. He will continue to practice  at Fishers Direct Family Care, his own Direct Primary Care practice located in Fishers, Indiana.

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“Dr. Patel has a distinguished career and a passion for innovation in health care delivery. He is a pioneer in the direct primary care industry,” said Christopher Habig, CEO and Co-founder. “Dr. Patel will be instrumental in developing our outreach, education, and innovation programs as we continue to expand across the country. Dr. Patel embodies our mission of accelerating the direct primary care movement and will be an invaluable asset to our team and our brand.”

Dr. Patel brings 15 years of experience as a physician to Freedom Healthworks. His career began at a large health system, where he led clinical teams in vetting new systems and protocols. In 2017, he gave up “big box medicine” to start his own independent Direct Primary Care practice, Fishers Direct Family Care. He continues to grow the next generation of physicians, working with medical students and residents. He is a past president of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and still serves on their Executive Committee. He also serves on several committees in Indianapolis including the Indiana Medicaid Therapeutics Committee and the Indiana Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative.

A primary care physician focused on preventive care and general wellness, Dr. Patel completed his residency in Family Medicine at Community Health Network. His background also includes work in medical informatics, specifically leveraging technology to provide better patient care. An Indianapolis native, Dr. Patel attended college in New York, graduating with his medical degree from Albany Medical College, and graduating summa cum laude from Union College.


Risheet Patel, MD is a practicing Family Physician in Fishers, IN. He enjoys seeing adults and children down to age 3 and building long-term relationships in the process.

“I am very pleased to join Freedom Healthworks at this critical time in the growth of Direct Primary Care, as I believe in the benefits of Direct Primary Care and the need for new approaches in healthcare,” said Dr. Patel. “We are living in a transformative time for healthcare, and the need for spreading the good word and work of DPC has never been greater.”

For more information on Freedom Healthworks, visit www.FreedomHealthworks.com.


Freedom Healthworks, based in Indianapolis, is accelerating the Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement across America by propelling the launch, growth and success of independent DPC practices. By liberating physicians to serve their patients instead of insurance companies, Freedom Healthworks enables those frustrated by healthcare’s high cost and poor access to purchase excellent, affordable medical care from private physicians they know and trust. Freedom Healthworks helps independent DPC practices operate efficiently while maintaining a healthy work-life balance, free from the burnout plaguing the medical community. More information can be found at www.FreedomHealthworks.com.

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