Lots of people ask why our providers don’t see patients who are not Ark members. The purpose of our practice is to be there for our patients when they are sick but also to help them be well for the long term. The membership gives us the opportunity to take calls and emails and spend time with our patients. It gives the patient the incentive to reach out early when they have a problem and it gives the doctor the incentive, not just to get the patient into the clinic but to help the be healthy. In most healthcare practices, the healthcare provider only gets paid when people are sick which made us ask, shouldn’t someone have an incentive to keep people well?