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Black physician offers concierge, holistic approach to health care

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Dr. Leslee McElrath has established an independent practice, Monarch Ideal Care LLC, with holistic partners offering yoga and health counseling.

When Janell Sellers of Wadsworth was looking for medical care for herself and her son, she couldn’t find a medical practice that could get them in regularly and provide consistent pricing without insurance.

Sellers, 38, lost her medical insurance several years ago after her husband died. She pays into a Christian-based health care-sharing organization. The plan helps for big things, but not visits to the doctor, she said.

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“One of my biggest frustrations was my kid is sick — and I want to take him somewhere — and just getting someone to agree to a price to see my sick kid was $100 just to get seen,” said Sellers. Prices would then go up , based on what care was needed.

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