Direct Primary Care

Lowcountry Wellness Center is a Charleston primary care practice that uses the Direct Primary Care model, which removes the insurance between the provider and the patient. This allows our West Ashley clinic to provide better, personalized care for the patient by allowing our Nurse Practitioner to focus on the patient and not on charts and insurance codes. The health care service we provide is not dictated or made inefficient by interference of insurances. Just like how it was in the old days.

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Adolescent & Adult Primary Care

Dr. Penni Vachon, APRN cares for patients ages 13 and older. Your monthly membership fee covers general physicals (adult, women’s wellness, sports physicals), acute and chronic disease management, wellness and nutrition education, and minor in-office procedures. Other benefits include greatly discounted medicines, and added savings of discounted labs and imaging.

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About Penni Vachon, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, CLR-Ch

Dr. Penni Vachon, APRN became an Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner after graduating from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2010. She returned to UAB to complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2017. Dr. Penni Vachon, APRN has also obtained a SC limited radiographer license for musculoskeletal x-rays.

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A Different Approach to Healthcare

Lowcountry Wellness Center is different from the normal medical practice. We are using an alternative type of health care delivery called “Direct Primary Care.” It is a way to take the insurance companies and the federal government out of the patient-provider relationship.

Direct Primary Care is NOT insurance. It is an affordable option for individuals, families, and employers to receive quality, local, and personal medical care. DPC is best when paired with an insurance plan.

In a Direct Primary Care Practice the patient pays a low monthly fee for services offered by the nurse practitioner in the office. As we are not billing insurances or Medicare, there are no co-payments or deductibles required.

Patients in our DPC practice receive unlimited office visits during standard business hours. We also offer same-day or next business day appointments. Members have after-hours access to their provider when needed via Telephone, Text, Email, or Teleconference at no additional cost.

Membership includes an annual comprehensive physical and basic blood work. Most other labs and generic medications are at significantly discounted prices. We have in-house digital x-ray.

DPC allows Dr. Penni Vachon, APRN to spend more time with you, the patient, as we have eliminated the hassles of dealing with the insurance companies. We can still connect you to the specialists you see when you need them.