Dr. Jessica Davis grew up in Schaghticoke, NY (about 45 minutes north of Albany) and attended Hoosic Valley and Averill Park schools. She went on to the University of Rochester where she completed a B.S. in biomedical engineering, her M.D. degree, and Family Medicine residency training. She spent an extra year as chief resident, and during that time also trained in medical acupuncture.
She has returned home to set up her ideal practice and be closer to her own family. Her goal is to practice in an environment that fosters the doctor-patient relationship, where both doctor and patient needs are met, and true quality can be achieved.
Dr. Davis is married, with one son. Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking, volleyball and knitting.
The current American health care system is in trouble. Costs continue to rise, yet quality of outcomes is poor. The U.S is ranked 1st in the world in health care costs, yet near the bottom of developed countries in measures of mortality, patient satisfaction, and access.
The system is built on a model of “fee for service” that rewards the number of patients seen in the office, not the quality of care. To stay financially viable, most medical practices try to see as many patients as possible as efficiently as possible. This requires additional staff to absorb the workload, typically leaving the doctor with 10-15 minutes per visit. Although this system may allow practices to survive financially, it comes at a high cost by cheating both doctors and patients of the most necessary ingredient for quality health care: time.
My practice is designed to maximize the value of our doctor-patient relationship. I do this by using innovative practices like electronic medical records, online appointment scheduling and online visits to help keep overhead to a minimum. I choose not to contract with insurance, so that I can focus on your needs, not those of the insurance company. I limit the number of patients in the practice to a few hundred instead of a few thousand.
By doing these things, I am able to spend a significantly more amount of time with you, and provide personalized, holistic care that should result in increased quality and satisfaction. I see the practice as a blend of the best of old and new: old fashioned relationships with modern resources and technology.