"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease"
- Thomas Edison
We started our practice for all the reasons we couldn’t stand going to the doctor- long wait times, impossible robot phone trees, being passed around from provider to provider, unclear billing, difficulty in rescheduling, inflexible appointment offerings and endless forms. Medicine just didn’t work for us as patients.
It also didn’t work for us as health care providers. We had multiple third parties pushing their rules and opinions on our patients and us- from insurance to mail order pharmacies telling us what we could and couldn’t do, what medication they were willing to allow and how much we were allowed to be paid for our work. We felt stuck in a system that we knew was providing inadequate and rushed health care. It was cost-inefficient and bloated- paying everyone between the doctor and the patient by over charging the patients and under paying the doctors.
We decided we could accept this fate where we had no control over how we practiced or how much time we had with our patients, or we could take the advice from Gandhi and “Be the change we wished to see in the world”. Clearly, we chose that path and have never looked back and never been happier.
It is so refreshing to be able to tell patients exactly what their healthcare with us will cost and be transparent about those costs. There are no hidden fees or surprise billing. We created a practice that can take care of 80-90% of your healthcare needs for less than $1000 a year. In our practice, you are a shared decision maker with us. We are here to guide you and give recommendations on your health and well-being but ultimately, you get to choose what works for you, time wise and cost wise. Being affordable doesn’t mean we’re cheap. It’s quite the opposite. We are possibly the best value you can add to take care of yourself for today and invest in yourself for the future. Oftentimes people confuse us with ‘concierge medicine’ because we don’t take insurance. Concierge medicine does both – so called double dipping – were there is a monthly membership fee (quite a bit higher than ours), and they bill your insurance for whatever reimbursement they can get as well. Concierge medicine works nicely for both parties, but comes at an excessive cost. With our membership model, we like to keep cost reasonable and deliver value to the patient in the form of upfront cost control and price transparency. We always personally found it ridiculous that no doctor’s office was able to tell us the price of a visit or service up front. It would be like going to the grocery store and picking out your food and then getting home and getting a bill three months later for an amount negotiated by your third-party payer (i.e. insurance) that you were then stuck with to pay. So, if the grocery insurer decided milk was now $12 and eggs were no longer covered, that’s what you would get, without recourse. That would seem so crazy, but that is exactly what happens in the ‘real’ healthcare world.
Another thing we love about our practice is that we aren’t restricted to traditional western medicine that is reimbursable by insurance companies. We embrace the concepts of whole health, lifestyle living, alternative care models like chiropractic, acupuncture, dietary improvement, functional medicine, herbal/supplemental medicine wherever appropriate. Western medicine is one part of a larger offering and we wanted to be able to incorporate wellness and other preventive medicine modalities in our practice.
We would love to invite you to join us…. For better care, transparent care, consistent care, whole body/total health care. If you’re still undecided if our practice is right for you, reach out to us at the office- 847-881-6858 – you won’t find any annoying phone trees or elevator hold music. You’ll always reach one of us and we can help answer your questions.
Laura Torres, CMA
Executive Practice Manager
Ms. Torres brings over 25 years of experience and knowledge in the medical field to our practice. She worked for a busy private practice for five years and has also worked at Wheaton Franciscan Health Care (now Ascension) for an additional 10 years, during which time she took on several different roles. Ms. Torres holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and Management and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Health Care Management. Prior to working in healthcare, Laura spent over 15 years serving our country in the United States Army Reserves. As the go to liaison for patient care and office related issues, Ms. Torres is truly invaluable to our team. She currently resides in Southern Wisconsin where she enjoys her very large and boisterous family.
Janet Kieslich, Nurse Practioner
Janet Kieslich joined out practice in December 2021 in order to assist with additional coverage in our Kenosha location. She is exploring options for her career transition after spending many years at Ascension health care and we are thrilled to have her at MedLogic. We know she can and will do amazing things! She lives in southeastern Wisconsin with her family and has been practicing in primary care for the past 20 years. Her main practice interests include whole health, lifestyle management and preventative medicine.
Jill Green, MD
Dr. Green grew up in Libertyville and attended to University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana. After completing her degrees in Finance and Economics, she worked in investment banking, in the mergers and acquisitions group. She decided to leave the finance field to pursue a career in medicine and earned her Doctor of Medicine at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, specializing in Family Practice. Dr. Green has practiced in both Wisconsin and Illinois. She has a broad scope of practice which includes adult and pediatric wellness, functional medicine, nutrition, LGBTQ health and mental health. She is a member of WPATH and is pursuing advanced certification with them. Dr. Green keeps her skills current by practicing at 2 different Emergency Departments in Illinois and a hospital in Wisconsin. Her main areas of interest are integrative/ and preventative medicine. Dr. Green firmly believes in pursuing health solutions that seek to decrease pill burden, prevent disease and improve health through lifestyle over medication whenever possible. Dr. Green lives in the northern suburbs with her husband and children. She is thrilled to be practicing in the community and helping to make the community healthier.
Family Medicine Nurse Practioner
Michele grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin and attended Marquette University, studying Nursing. She spent several years working as a cardiac nurse before pursuing her license to become a Family Nurse Practitioner through Concordia University of Wisconsin. She most recently practiced at a very busy private practice in Northern Illinois. Her areas of interest are orthopedics, dermatology and disease prevention. Michele Lives in Southern Wisconsin with her husband and children along with their two dogs. She is excited to be practicing in a setting that allows her to get to know her patients on a personal level in order to provide the best care.