OneFamilyMD has a smaller panel of patients than a traditional practice,
so Dr. Ragland is able to provide you the level of personal care you deserve.
ABOUT DR. RAGLAND
Dr. Ragland was born and raised in a small town in rural Kentucky. She is the daughter of a farmer and a teacher, and had a beloved younger brother with many challenging health problems. Her family life influenced her decision to become a doctor greatly and has helped her to appreciate the role of education, nutrition, lifestyle choices, and access to high quality medical care in a person’s overall health and well-being.
Dr. Ragland has had the privilege of practicing for 17 years. She has been a partner in a small group and has provided both outpatient and hospital care for patients of all ages, from newborns to elderly. She earned her medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency and served as Chief Resident. She is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and has been recognized by Vitals.com with Patient Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards.
Dr. Ragland has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine since 2005. She has also been very active in health advocacy in Kentucky, particularly in the area of improving access to care in underserved areas of the state. The Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Physicians presented her with the Community Service Award in 2013, and the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics honored her with the Distinguished Service Award in 2014 for her efforts. Dr. Ragland was very grateful to be commissioned an Honorable Kentucky Colonel in 2014 for her legislative efforts to improve primary care delivery in Kentucky.
In her spare time Dr. Ragland enjoys reading, gardening, lake and outdoor/family farm activities, and spending time with her family, friends and her pets (chocolate lab Harley and tabby cat Emilio).
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative model of care that blends the benefits of old fashioned medicine and modern healthcare. Founded in Washington state in 1997 as a way to provide “concierge care for everyone,” it has evolved and is growing in popularity with practices in over 40 states in the US. Direct Primary Care is affordable. Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts can be used to help pay for DPC services, and many employers throughout the country are offering DPC as an employee benefit because they see the advantages.
For about the cost of a Smartphone, you can enjoy comprehensive, high quality care that is also convenient and hassle-free, with exceptional access to your doctor. Traditional insurance based primary care practices are very expensive to operate because of the administrative costs related to tedious and time-consuming insurance and government-related paperwork and regulations that do not improve patient care – in fact, they often disrupt and harm care significantly. The precious time, energy, and resources saved by eliminating unnecessary red tape are spent on your needs.
Operating on a monthly fee also allows your doctor to focus on a smaller number of patients. In an individualized way, you will receive all the time you need with the doctor, your care will be meaningfully coordinated with specialists, hospitals and others that may be involved in your care, and you will have the opportunity to enjoy savings on wholesale medications, labs and other services. Collaboration with insurance companies will be necessary at times, and DPC doctors can do this when necessary.
Access to experienced insurance specialists who can help individuals and employers find high value insurance plans that work well with Direct Primary Care can lead to remarkable savings as well, often more than enough to offset the cost of practice membership. DPC doctors regularly work with these insurance experts.
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