Star City Six: Dr. Todd Johnson
Access Family Medicine is the first Direct Primary Care clinic to be established in Lincoln, NE. With a model that allows for personalized care tailored to each patient’s preferences and comfort, members have unlimited access to their physician at a low monthly rate. This includes office visits, with same-day or next-day appointments available, along with full access to virtual medicine, via phone, email, text, webcam and more. Diagnostic and in-house procedures are provided at wholesale cost, as well as labs, imaging and medications. At Access Family Medicine, the number one priority is helping prevent, diagnose and treat your health issues with affordable solutions that work best for your life. Dr. Todd Johnson is the primary care physician and owner of Access Family Medicine (www.accessfamilymedicine.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
Direct Primary Care is membership based, free market healthcare. We have eliminated insurance from the equation in Primary Care, and by doing so we can save substantially on health care costs. This has also allowed me to give my patients more time and tailor their care specifically for them.
How did you get started in the business?
As a physician, I was striving to provide exceptional health care and continuously looking for a model that would allow me to do so. My goal was high quality care, high patient satisfaction, low cost and high provider satisfaction. Clearly, the current Health Care System is fractured and something truly different is going to need to be done in order to see progress.
Tell us a little about your family.
I have a beautiful family. – My wife Tiffany and I have been married for 17 years and have three wonderful children; Eddie is 13, Charlie is 12 and Sophie is 10.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Most definitely without a doubt it’s been starting my own practice. I left a very comfortable position of working for a large health system with a lucrative salary, great benefits, and a decent call schedule. I jumped right into the unknown of entrepreneurship. Although the learning curve has been steep, I know I am making a difference in the lives of the patients who trust me with their care, the Lincoln community, and health care in general.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Spending time with my family. A perfect day would begin with a morning run with the dog and a round of golf, followed by an afternoon at the pool, cooking out with family/friends, and an outdoor movie by the campfire to cap the night off.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
There are two: 1. Do what you love and do it well; and 2. If you have never failed, you haven’t taken enough risks, which ultimately means you fail by default.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
Coaching, hands down!
What is your favorite local restaurant?
One of the greatest things about living in Lincoln is the food; there are so many great places to please the palate. Some of my favorites include Venue Restaurant & Lounge and MōMō Pizzeria & Ristorante.
If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?
I’m always available by phone at (402) 858-1510. I would also encourage them to visit our website, www.accessfamilymedicine.com, or our Facebook page.