(Listen) EP 90 | FNP-led DPC and Employer Benefits
By Michael Tetreault, Editor
Today, we catch up with two of the most dynamic and unique individuals you will ever meet in healthcare. It is my pleasure to introduce you to KC Devine Raver, FNP-C and Angela Romero, Founder and Owner of Angela Romero Insurance Agency, Inc., both in Albuquerque, NM.
This is part of a unique educational series by the Direct Primary Care Journal (DPC Journal), Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) and our DocPreneur Leadership Podcast on the growing trend and success of DPC-FNP clinics and their rising popularity across the U.S. since 2018 and beyond.
Angela started the Angela Romero Insurance Agency, Inc. (ARIA) in 2002 and is passionate about serving her clients with the respect and attention she feels individuals deserve no matter the size of the company.
For the past several years, Angela has been committed to keeping on top of the daily changes in the Health Insurance industry due to the Affordable Care Act and is ACA certified. Angela belongs to many professional organizations locally and nationally including, the Rio Grande Association of Health Underwriters (where she has served two terms as the Education chair), The National Association of Health Underwriters and Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Health Care Advisory Council. She currently sits on the board of the New Mexico Insurance Nominating Committee, Office of the Superintendent and the Heart Gallery Foundation of NM.
As a membership family practice, called Direct Primary Care, Well Life ABQ is able to schedule enough time with you to actually get to know you and listen to you. Instead of quickly writing a prescription or referring you to another provider, we work with you to overcome your health problems through nutrition, lifestyle, supplements and even medicine when necessary.
Katherine “KC” Devine Raver is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in a variety of settings. She was born and mostly raised in Albuquerque. She completed high school in Hawaii and earned her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Hawaii. As an Army Nurse, she specialized in Pediatrics and spent most of her Army career in the Neonatal Intensive Care. She has also lived in South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Washington, DC. She moved to Amarillo in 2013 and practiced as a Nurse Practitioner in a pediatric clinic that mostly served Medicaid and refugee patients.
Having always been attracted to alternative treatment options, in 2015 she was able to join Well Life Family Medicine and start her journey into all the things Integrative Medicine has to offer. She feels that both models have something to offer.
Well Life ABQ is a great option with or without insurance. Most providers have 800-900 patients on their “panel”. They don’t know who you are and they are so booked with appointments, they only have a few minutes to see you. Through the use of membership, Well Life ABQ is able to only have a patient panel of 300-400. That means you aren’t just a number, you are a person. In addition to your regularly scheduled visits, we keep appointments (online and in-person) open for sick visits AND we can respond to questions in a timely manner.
In our practice, we believe prevention is the key to lifelong health and wellness. We are committed to helping you get well, stay well and live well. It is our mission not only to heal, but to inspire and motivate our patients to embrace and follow a path leading to wellness and a healthy long life.