Healthcare designed for you.
Do you have a doctor? Do you have a doctor who knows you?
You do now.
The doctor will see you now. Or later. Or tomorrow. Or whenever. You'll have his personal cell phone.
Care is more about listening than instructing, about asking than telling.
This is going to be so much better.
So, what is DPC?
Let's build a new foundation for the health of you and your family.
Most people think of healthcare as insurance, a political quandary or anything but what it was designed to be. Rather, take a moment to imagine the words Health + Care as they should be. A relationship of Care working together towards an end goal of Health.
Instead of three-week wait times and doctors who are 45-minutes late for 5 minutes of interaction, imagine calling a doctor who knows you, sees you right away, and spends as much time as necessary to solve the issue. That's Direct Primary Care. That's health care the way it ought to be.
Why Health Studio KC?
What’s in a name?
Health is the goal: Your body has an amazing design that has the primary goal of being healthy. We believe with the right approach, you can restore your body to good health and then, over time, optimize it for your best health.
A studio is the opposite of a clinic. In a clinic, you are passive, in the studio you are active. You participate in creating, testing, pushing. You can explore and develop. It’s a place for ideas, art, action.
KC. A small town doc in the heart of the city. I believe just like your local coffee shop, school, grocery store and church you should live or work within minutes of your physician. Instead of losing a half day to address your health care needs, you should be able to get in and out and back to living life.
Why at Woodside? I cannot imagine a better location or partnership than the community of health and wellness that has been built by Woodside and continues to grow with their investment in to this community.
Hey Doc. Heybrock.
Like you, I play many roles in my life. A husband. A father. A physician. An artist. A friend. I entered medicine because of a shared wonder for the human body and the welcoming nature of the human spirit. I also like the idea of being my own boss.
After medical school and residency, I have spent the last 10 years working in a unique corporate primary care clinic focused on promoting the doctor/patient relationship with longer appointment times and where patients have improved access to their physician.
Time and access allowed us to reach the end goal of enabling individuals to be response-able partners and participants in their health. With Health Stuido KC, the time has now come for me to carry this experience forward into the community to lay the foundation for something more.
My closest friends agree: I married up. We are blessed with four rock star kiddos, and since moving here in 2001, we call Hyde Park home. We love this town.
Good coffee, better conversation and the occasional bourbon are my fuel. I enjoy painting and making, lifting and playing, reading and dancing, listening and watching. My kids swear I make a mean chocolate chip cookie and within moments of meeting me, you'll see I'm addicted to cherry chapstick.
Dr. Elizabeth Volk
I came to my life long vocation in Medicine, through the humanities. As a bright student with a love for novels and history, I was invited into the world science and found us humans infinitely more interesting and complex. 30 years in I have never looked back — I still love practicing medicine and in particular, working with patients to understand their health.
Wether as starting out as the first female provider in a practice, to running my own solo practice to be employed in a hospital system, I have seen many iterations of healthcare and have unfortunately experienced its complex and dysfunctional evolution. To find DPC (Direct Primary Care) at this point in my career is refreshing opportunity to practice medicine in the way I believe. To be able to serve my patients in an affordable way that allows plenty of time for thoughtful, considerate and effective care. Not just dispensing medications or ordering tests, but having a conversation — that is care I believe in.
I am the mother of 3 adults — we have traveled the world together in more ways than one, and it has been the most joyful experience of my life. Although I tease them that it may not be as much fun as when I got to make all the decisions — seeing them as adults is continual joy as well. I have forged many long term relationships with patients who have become friends and those connections enrich my life. My strong curiosity about life and how the body and mind are best cared for keeps me learning and growing as a person and as a provider. Through reading and conversations, I hope to make a difference in sharing this knowledge and experience with my patients.
Krista Chernoff APRN-C
Like most people in medicine, Krista went into undergrad knowing that she enjoyed science and that she wanted to help people. Her 7 yrs as a critical care nurse sent her back to school with a desire to help people thrive, rather than just survive. A desire to be preventative as a health care provider.
As a board certified family nurse practitioner, Krista has had experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She believes that good healthcare involves listening, educating, and taking a whole-person, individualized approach.
Although Krista welcomes patients of all ages, she is passionate about optimizing women’s health. With specialized FEMM training in hormones, fertility, and menstrual cycle health, she supports women so they can feel empowered in their health and thrive both mentally and physically.
There is no one-size-fits all in healthcare. Through the direct primary care approach at Health Studio KC, Krista is excited to have the time she needs to truly listen to each patient’s individualized needs, and therefore provide better care.
Krista is a wife and an active mom to two wonderful children. Born and raised in KC, she is a coffee enthusiast who also enjoys exploring different cuisines and all that KC has to offer. She also loves spending time outside — in Loose Park or any other KC jewels.
To provide you access to the highest quality and value of care, Health Studio KC works directly and exclusively for you, our patients.
A simple, monthly membership fee covers the vast majority of primary care services without insurance hassles.
Must be purchased with adult membership
$600 Annual Membership
$800 Annual Membership
Communications (phone, text, emails) with doctor and nurse
Clinic visits (regular hours) when required
Yearly wellness and prevention planning
Some routine lab and tests
Medical equipment lease (crutches, and others, ask for details)
Yearly flu shot
Access to discounted, wholesale pricing on other services (labs, meds, procedures, and others, ask for details.)