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“‘Dignitas’ speaks to how this model of care allows me to treat people with dignity,” says the practice’s founder, Dr. Jill Zackrisson. Before founding Dignitas, Zackrisson worked in “a busy general primary care practice” that gave her only 15 minutes with each patient, and “those 15 minutes were not all my time face-to-face; that was the time to room the patient, triage, have the nurse get vitals, then my time—and somehow at the end of that you were supposed to have made a thoughtful decision, documented, coded, billed.” [1]

Dr. Jill Zackrisson is the founder and inspiration behind Dignitas Health.  She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attended The College of William & Mary for undergraduate studies in Biology.  She received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and went on to complete residency training in Family Medicine at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earning an area of concentration in Obstetrics.  After graduating from residency, she completed a fellowship program in Obstetrics in Asheville, North Carolina.  She pursued additional training in NaProTechnology (Natural Procreative Technology), offering her patients a more restorative and individualized approach to women’s health and fertility.  She served on the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University St. Francis Family Medicine Residency program in Richmond, and practiced full-spectrum women’s health, Obstetrics and NaProTechnology prior to founding and opening Dignitas Health in 2016.

Dignitas Health
2004 Bremo Road
Suite 100,
Richmond, Virginia 23226
Located on the lower level of the Richmond Medical Park 1/2 mile north of St. Mary’s Hospital
office: 804.442.7794
info@choosedignitas.com

She enjoys caring for families and patients of all ages, and looks forward to developing meaningful relationships with her patients over years to come.  When not in the office, she can often be found enjoying the outdoors, a local winery, or in her pottery studio working on her next “masterpiece.”  Dr. Zackrisson is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and a Certified FertilityCare Medical Consultant in NaProTechnology.

Direct primary care is an innovative model that allows us to truly focus on you and your family. We think good medicine is made great with more time, better communication, and building relationships with our patients.

1. We are healthcare with dignity, founded on the understanding that all persons have inherent value and immeasurable worth.

2. By breaking out of the insurance-based model, we have more time to get to know our patients and investigate their concerns.

3. We offer care for adults and children of all ages, with specialized care for women throughout their entire reproductive lifespan – all under one roof!

SOURCES: https://www.facebook.com/choosedignitas

[1] http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/12/practice-shows-health-care-can-cheap-personal-people-pay-cash/

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