A medical center set to open in Florida this summer will allow patients to be treated by their doctor without third-party interference, according to co-founder Tanya Parus, who advocates for medical freedom.
"We have a major problem with our healthcare system," Parus told The Floridian in a video interview. "It stems from government overreach into all our doctors, nurses, and medical records systems. Their tentacles are deep."
Parus says her group sets to change that.
"We the People Health and Wellness Center is launching in July to offer real care - one on one," said Parus. "Patients will be offered real care - one on one. Doctors will not be rushed because they have to see thirty-five patients in a day just so they can get paid." Parus says the system used by most doctors creates time restrictions due to stress from the insurance reimbursement system, meaning doctors have less time to spend with patients.
"We are trying to get this care back to the patient," said Parus. "The doctor is going to spend time with them, talk with them, and get to the root cause of whatever is causing their ailments and hopefully get them better and out the door."
Trust in the medical field has been shaken over handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and government protocols that were used, like Remdesivir, while other drugs like Ivermectin were demonized and even denied to patients.
Parus and her group Moms for America attended a meeting of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Board last month where a report was given on the Hospital's COVID-19 response. Ocala family physician John Littell was removed from the room by Hospital Police after he testified to the effectiveness of Ivermectin to treat Covid-19.
Littell, a board-certified family physician since 1990, was subsequently stripped of his certification after videos of him speaking about Ivermectin's effectiveness went viral.
Parus says this lack of trust in legacy healthcare prompted her to found We the People Health and Wellness Center. "We are excited. We are ready to launch in July. We are here to set up that alternative healthcare system that these hospitals do not want us to set up," said Parus.
According to their website, We the People Health and Wellness Center will provide "Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, IV Therapy and Patient Advocacy." They are described as a "Direct Primary Care" facility.
"Direct primary care is transforming healthcare by removing health insurance from the doctor-patient relationship. Health insurance restricts practices from charging lower fees, and forces practices to see more patients in a day to recoup money lost by insurance," the website states.
One of the services provided will be IV Therapy. "Our IV Drips infuse a liter of fluids with essential vitamins, nutrients, minerals and amino acids that go far beyond water alone. Whether you’re committed to the prospect of reducing cellular damage with vitamin C, aiding your body's energy production with B12, or relaxing while supporting muscle health with magnesium, our extensive menu of drip ingredients gives you every opportunity to take your wellness further than you thought possible," the website states.
Parus says the clinic will have a Pediatrician on staff. As far as vaccinations go, Parus says this is not the place. "No vaccines will be offered here including the childhood vaccines," said Parus. "Mostly the doctors here will provide informed consent. That is something we have been lacking."
"This building became available and we jumped on it," said Vic Mellor, who is helping to finance the project. "The opportunity and the doctors all just came together here." The building is located at 959 E. Venice Ave in Venice, Florida and hosted a recent press conference on Hospital Covid-19 protocols.
We the People Health and Wellness Center will not take insurance, medicare or medicaid but instead offer memberships.
"By removing the 3rd party influences and governances, Direct Primary Care practices have the ability charge a low, flat recurring membership fee instead of billing insurance, allowing practicing physicians to eliminate administrative and middlemen costs," the website states.
Parus knows this is something people might not be used to, but says her clinic will be affordable for all.
"You can either pay per visit or you can sign up for a membership. A membership includes free infusions, supplements and a monthly membership that will be very easy to afford," said Parus. "We are also taking donations to support veterans. We don't want to turn away anyone."
Parus says Ivermectin, Hydroxycholoquine and other common treatments that have recently become controversial will be available at her clinic. "What we support is a total healthcare system. We want people to come in before they get sick and if they do get sick feel comfortable to set up an appointment and come on it and the doctor can prescribe them what they need. We don't want anyone having to go to the hospital."
Parus says she hopes to do a pre-launch in April and can be reached through her website at wtphealthcare.com