Dr. Tui A. Lauilefue, MD
Thurston Internal Medicine, PLLC
At Thurston Internal Medicine, we treat patients with compassion and with the utmost care. Your health and well-being are our top priorities. Our aim is to develop meaningful relationships by engaging with you in a shared decision-making process for better health outcomes. We look forward to guiding you on your healthcare journey!
Direct Primary Care (DPC) Practice
We provide care for patients regardless of insurance status, however we don't bill your insurance for our services. Patients pay for high-quality access to predictable and sustainable care. By removing insurance companies from the equation, they can no longer interfere with the doctor-patient relationship. You can still use your insurance for non-primary care services such as labs, medications, imaging, specialists, ER visits or hospitalizations. We are excited to provide access to heavily discounted off-site labs and medications.
With our clinic, the focus is entirely on you. We carry a much smaller patient panel compared to a traditional insurance based physician who cares for an average of 2,000 patients. Having a smaller panel allows us to remain accessible to you. You get longer appointments tailored to your specific needs. No more rushed visits. Too busy to come in? We offer flexible appointment times and you get unlimited in person and virtual visits. You can see your doctor the same day or next day when you need us instead of waiting weeks or even months for an appointment. You get direct communication with your doctor via email, texting or phone. No more going through layers of people to get to your doctor and no more waiting days or weeks for a call back. We are bringing medicine back by putting patients first.