Certified. Credentialed. Licenced to heal.
Broad-spectrum Family Medicine
Dr. Burkhart is licensed to practice medicine by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners and certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. His credentials authorize him to practice medicine the way he wants to: safely, efficiently, and effectively. Many of the services he offers are included in the price of membership while others are provided at material cost. Extensive savings are passed on to patients in any case; members will never be billed for Dr. Burkhart’s time or his expertise.
The following services are included in the price of membership, regardless of patient’s insurance status.
In-office diagnostic evaluation – physical exams, EKGs, pulmonary function testing, Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound imaging, POC blood, saliva, and urine testing.
In-office procedures (at provider’s discretion) – laceration repair, incision and drainage, cyst removal, ingrown toenail removal, wound bandaging.
Physician visits – annual or semi-annual well visits, chronic disease management, sick visits, telehealth consultations, home visits (at provider’s discretion).
Generic medications – Free to members and dispensed in the office, though some limitations apply.
Pediatrics – newborn care, well-child visits, sick visits, sports physicals.
*Services Offered at Cost Unless Billable Through Insurance
Referral for ancillary testing offered through outside testing facilities – coloscopy ($600+), mammogram ($175), DEXA scans ($255)
Patients are referred to outside radiology facilities – Xray ($55-$100), MRI ($600-$1000), CT scans ($400-$800)
Patients are referred to outside drawing stations, with the closest station being less than 2 miles from the office. Prices start at $7 per draw. Most routine “panels” are less than $10. Hormone testing is more expensive ($40-$100). Annual bloodwork for health maintenance purposes tends to be $20/year.
Offered directly at Beacon Primary Care facilities - splinting of sprained joints ($10-$30, depending on the size of the joint), corticosteroid injections ($10), cryotherapy ($15/session), skin biopsy ($50/specimen, includes pathology read).
Specimens gathered at Beacon Primary Care facilities but then sent to an outside facility. PAP smear ($56), HPV testing ($88), Vaginal wet prep ($48).
Offered directly at Beacon Primary Care Facilities - Depo-Provera shots ($30/ea), NuvaRing ($48/ea), Copper IUD ($937). Birth control pills are free to members!
Regularly scheduled infant and childhood vaccines are free at the health department and not offered at Beacon Primary Care. Tdap ($27) and Flu shots ($22) are offered at Beacon Primary care but tend to be cheaper at the health department regardless of insurance status.
Currently Dr. Burkhart does not deliver infants as part of Beacon Primary Care services. He cares for his patients who become pregnant up until the third trimester, at which point he refers them to an obstetrician. He also orders prenatal labs through outside labs ($153) and prenatal ultrasounds but does not perform them himself.
*Only services offered through outside facilities (labs, imaging or other diagnostic centers) are eligible for insurance coverage, since Beacon Primary Care does not work with insurance companies directly. Prices shown are the cash price offerings when known and are paid directly to the facilities offering the services, except in the case of laboratory testing, which is billed to the Beacon Primary Care client account. Patient's are responsible for reimbursing Beacon Primary Care in these cases. Actual prices are subject to change. None of the preventative services listed above are a requirement for joining the practice.