The Cascade Direct Primary Care Difference
Modern Medicine with a Caring Heart is more than just a catchy tagline for us. Its what we strive for every day while building a successful Direct Primary Care Practice. Modern Medicine means teaching YOU the patient about ways to be healthier, giving you the tools to stay happy and healthy, and being here for YOU when you need us.
When you entrust CDPC with your health, we take it seriously. Our goal is to restore our clients confidence in their physician as well as strengthen the doctor/patient relationship. Thank you for allowing CDPC the opportunity to show you what Modern Medicine with a Caring heart is all about!
Enjoy unlimited, unrestricted access to your Doctor through text, phone, email, or video call.
Unrushed visits with a doctor who listens. Most CDPC visits last 30-60 minutes vs the national average of only 7-10 minutes.
Membership with Cascade Direct Primary Care is like having a doctor in your family. Our goal is to build a REAL Doctor/Patient Relationship.
Your low monthly subscriptions covers 95% of your healthcare needs. for a fraction of Traditional Insurance Costs.
A Doctor You Can trust
Restoring the Patient/Doctor Relationships - Starting with you!
Most physicians with Traditional Insurance routinely have patient panels of 2,500-3000 patients or more, which means visits can become impersonal or rushed. Cascade Direct Primary Care limits each Doctor at 500 total! This means you can now have access to a CDPC Doctor who you know and trust, and more importantly one who understands you and your needs in depth. After all … thats what Modern Medicine with a Caring Heart is all about!
Carl Erickson DO
My journey towards a career in medicine has been driven by a profound fascination with the intricate interplay between science and human well-being. Since the early days of my education, I’ve been captivated by the art of unraveling the mysteries of the human body, understanding the causes of ailments that afflict people, and devising therapies to alleviate their suffering. This dual love for science and people has been the cornerstone of my 41-year-long medical practice, which I still find deeply fulfilling.
Over the years, I’ve come to realize that the essence of medicine lies in the doctor-patient relationship, where compassion, empathy, and trust flourish. However, the current healthcare landscape has become increasingly burdened by bureaucracy and profit-driven corporate interests, to the detriment of genuine patient care. This realization has led me to transition into Direct Primary Care, a model that allows me to eliminate the barriers imposed by insurance companies and prioritize the health and well-being of my patients. I’m motivated by the belief that healthcare should focus on disease prevention, not just management, and should provide my son, who has recently joined my practice, with the opportunity for a fulfilling and sustainable career in medicine. Ultimately, like most individuals, I aspire to find the time to savor the simple joys of life with my family and relish the wonders of nature that surround us.
Patrick Erickson DO, M.Ed
My journey towards a career in medicine took a somewhat unconventional path. While one might assume that my interest in the field was sparked by growing up in the midst of my father’s Family Practice, my true calling revealed itself years later when I transitioned from teaching to explore the realm of healthcare. It was during a visit to my father’s office that I encountered a medical student who had previously been a teacher, much like myself. This serendipitous encounter left an indelible mark on my perspective, igniting a passion for patient education. The joy I find in teaching my patients about their conditions and empowering them with knowledge has become a defining aspect of my medical practice.
My professional journey has been characterized by dedication and growth. I proudly graduated from WesternU in Lebanon, Oregon, in 2019 and went on to complete a rigorous three-year family medicine residency in Blacksburg, Virginia, where I had the privilege of serving as the chief resident during my final year. I now hold board certifications in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, with ongoing pursuits in the fields of Obesity Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. Throughout my training and the relatively short time I’ve been in practice, I’ve witnessed the formidable barrier that insurance presents to optimal patient care. When my father approached me with the idea of converting his practice to Direct Primary Care, it was a decision I made with unwavering conviction. The prospect of dedicating more quality time to my patients, thereby enhancing their overall health and well-being, stands as one of the most fulfilling aspects of my medical career. Beyond my professional endeavors, I cherish the time spent with my family and indulge in an eclectic array of hobbies, including scuba diving, knitting, and fishing. These interests serve as a vital source of balance and inspiration in my life.