The Importance of Preventive Medicine

As your primary care physician in Raleigh, we are committed to preventing disease and promoting health and wellness for each patient and throughout our community.

Most people utilize preventive medicine only about half as much as guidelines recommend. Deductible costs, coinsurance, and copayments often reduce the likelihood that a person will use or seek preventive medicine. Thus, many preventable diseases and illness go unchecked until they begin to affect the person’s quality of life. The CDC reports that 7 out of 10 chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer that are preventable and treatable with appropriate screenings account for 75% of our healthcare spending.

As part of our commitment to keeping watch over our members’ health and providing top-notch primary care in Raleigh, we work closely with you to detect, prevent, and manage any condition that affects your quality of life. We understand the importance of preventive care and have developed various preventive medicine programs and treatment plans for our members.

From physicals to nutrition, exercise and vitamin supplements, our relationship-based direct primary care model empowers our you to manage your health more effectively.


Connecting with Dr. O’Connell is one of the first steps in preventive medicine. Our telemedicine platform makes staying connected simple, straightforward and convenient.


We provide a range of services to our members including in office procedures, on site labs and even senior health.