The grand opening of Essence of Health Wellness Clinic, a direct primary care Family Medicine clinic, will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, from 2-4 p.m. There will be a ribbon cutting event with the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce at the clinic at 752 E Martin Luther King Blvd. The event will feature free vegan food and door prizes.
Shayla Toombs Withers, D. O. said, "The Essence of Health Wellness Clinic is a direct primary care Family Medicine Clinic with a mission to help people lead better lives by improving their health through a philosophy that optimal wellness is achieved when medical science is combined with a plant based diet, exercise, and mindfulness. I follow a plant based lifestyle and believes that it is the best tool to aid in weight loss and improve chronic medical conditions."
EOHWC offers acute sick visits, chronic disease management, women's health, physicals, and obesity management. Patients of EOHWC receive unlimited office visits, extended appointments of up to 60 minutes, and after-hours urgent care. Besides office visits, patients also have access to Withers via phone, email, text message and video conference. The EOHWC charges adult members between $70 - $90 per month based on age and $20 per month for children under the age of 20. There are agreements with laboratories, imaging centers and pharmaceutical distributors for deep discounts for medical testing, diagnostic imaging, and prescription drugs for patients.