Mobile. Affordable. No Insurance.
 
Kara Diersing Clapp, PhD, APRN
Family Nurse Practitioner
Saturday, August 27, 2016
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Doctor Kara, PC
PO Box 901020
Sandy, Utah 84090-1026
Voice: (801) 495-9303
 

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Family Practice doesn't always require an office. Dr. Kara did house calls for over 6 years while maintaining a clinic. It was expensive to do both. One had to give. Now Dr. Kara is entirely mobile with House Calls and Telemedicine (via Skype) and telephone. Tele-medicine services may not be suitable for every situation, so ask in advance when you leave a detailed message at 801-495-9303. Other services offered include something similar to "Ask-A-Nurse" except you are getting higher level information from a person who has advanced skills. Using the "Ask-An-NP" service could save you unnecessary costs for an inappropriate ER visit. Here's an example: I received a call from a woman about her recent hospital stay for atrial fibrillation. She had a bill for a 3-day stay because she didn't understand outpatient cardio-version very well. Now she knows what a TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) is and what outpatient cardio-version can do for her.

Dr. Kara's hours vary daily with core hours from 5-8 pm generally speaking. Please call in advance to make arrangements with Kara.

She is willing to see anyone within a 15 mile radius of 84093 for a travel fee to offset the wear and tear on her car. The travel fee is in addition to the service charge. All payments are required in advance, as Dr. Kara does not bill insurance or you after the fact. This also prevents theft of services and her time. Yes, there are some dishonest people who have taught her to accept payment before driving anywhere. If you need to know if you are within the 15 mile radius, please use this address when you enter it into Google maps: 2050 Creek Rd, Sandy, UT 84093

Just call and talk to her about her schedule. Mornings are strictly reserved for her balanced lifestyle: walking, prayer, and fixing healthy meals for the day before starting work.

Please click on the payment tab to see important financial information.

  

 Kara Diersing Clapp PhD, APRN

    Kara Diersing Clapp, PhD, APRN

 

Important News

Dr. Kara the Nurse Practitioner has redesigned her life and business in 2014. She is accepting calls for new patients on a case-by-case basis. She is returning to her cash-only practice model she started in 2006. Her main specialty is House Calls to large families. Anyone who wishes to have family health care in a mobile setting, or wish to lose weight permanently without gimmicks, or who desire to decrease their burden of chronic illness will find her services very helpful. She will not accept any insurance contracts for this work. Her services focus on using food as medicine with only a few select herbal supplements and other alternative healthcare methods along with traditional medical options. She also offers opportunities to pick her brain in an "Ask-A-Nurse" style. This new service is called "Ask-An-NP". She accepts major credit cards  and cash as payment. Cash-paying patients will receive a cash discount for not using a credit card.

All patients seen between September 2006 and December 2012: please contact Robert Youngblood MD at 801-571-4007 for assistance. He purchased the assets of the practice, including patient charts.

Previous patients who still owe balances to Doctor Kara PC can submit payment by check to PO Box 901026 Sandy UT 84090-1026.

The reasons for closing the former business which dealt with insurances are numerous. To name a few, here's the short list:

  • Increased governmental regulation and paperwork burden that she cannot bill for. Yes, all that increased work was done for free.
  • Decreased payments, slow payments, and outright denial of payment after services were rendered in good faith
  • Increased costs of doing business
  • Too much bad debt from patients; Dr. Kara wasn't independently wealthy and overpaid like the government said.
  • Dr. Kara got tired of the arguments about deductibles and copayments from patients and patients who took services but never bothered to pay their debt, after she waited patiently for insurance payments 30-60-90-180 days later and was told the patient was responsible for the payment after all
  • A broken heart of doing the right thing for the right reason, only to have people yelling at her anyway
  • Too many phone calls, asking "why cant you just call in________ for me since my previous doctor did". Really ???  Great quality isn't free.

 

Is a Nurse Practitioner Right for Me?

The Nurse Practitioner, Kara Diersing Clapp earned her PhD in 2005 and is Dr. Kara. "Doctor" is an educational title held by many professionals in health care.  What is a Nurse Practitioner (NP)? Nurse Practitioners hold advanced degrees at the Masters and Doctorate levels. They are RNs who have been trained in advanced techniques of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of many common illnesses. We have been around since 1965, but are the best kept secret in healthcare. Most NPs do not work for themselves, so chances are you have met an NP in a physician's office. We treat acute illnesses like strep throat, flu, eye infections, sexually transmitted infections, etc. We also treat chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, asthma, etc. NPs can also provide urgent care services such as laceration repairs, casting fractures, administering IV fluids for nausea and vomiting. We also do health promotion activities like mammograms, PAP smears, prostate exams, physicals (sport, school, work, DMV, etc), cholesterol screenings, etc. We also have full prescriptive privileges in the state of Utah; however, methadone and suboxone are physician only drugs. We can also do in-office procedures like toenail removals, incision and drainage of abcesses, etc.

 

 

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