Updated: Oct 17
Direct Primary Care Doctor
From Dr. Buenostro:
Being born in Turlock, I am proud to now serve the community I grew up in. I am committed to providing high quality, patient centered care with compassion and dedication to each one of my patients regardless of race, religion and socioeconomic status. I am proud to be able to do this by taking part in the Direct Primary Care movement which makes healthcare more affordable and accessible.
I am a first generation American, the son of two Mexican immigrants. I went to Medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and attended residency at UCSF Fresno Family and community medicine program. After residency I worked three years at an FQHC and later started Buen Vita Health.
I am a entrepreneur at heart. I have three businesses which started after residency. My first business involves farming 20 acres of almonds which I highly recommend doing as it grants many taxes write offs, and as we all know, Dr's need write offs. It also taught me lessons in business and how to manage employees. My second business is a wedding venue and my third business is my DPC clinic. The purpose of bringing up my first two businesses is because I feel this was something that prepared me for my dream business which was to start my own practice.
I used to joke around in residency that I was going to do a fellowship in starting my own clinic (which I personally think should be promoted).
In my free time I love spending time with my 2 children and my amazing, supportive wife. I enjoy playing basketball with friends, farming, horseback riding and learning more about DPC and how to be a better leader in my office. I am blessed to have the right people around me who have taken part in making my dream come true.
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Direct Primary care is an innovative alternative path to insurance driven healthcare. Typically, a patient pays their doctor a low monthly membership and in return builds a lasting relationship with their doctor and has their doctor available at their fingertips. Welcome to the My DPC Story podcast, where.
You will hear the ever so relatable stories shared by physicians who have chosen to practice medicine in their individual communities through the direct primary care model. I'm your host, Maryelle conception, family physician, DPC owner, and former fee for service. Doctor, I hope you enjoy today's episode and come away feeling inspired about the future of patient care direct primary care.
DPC for me is a way to be able to have an open door policy to whoever comes through the door. It doesn't matter if they have insurance or not. It doesn't matter where they come from; be able to do your best to provide healthcare to them and help 'em get to their best possible health.
So that's my mission from when I started medicine was to provide care to anybody that came in and asked, asked for my help. So this is the way that I, found out that I could do it. And it's been a blessing to be able to do this model and provide care to anybody that comes in through my door. My name's Dr. Buenostro from Buen Vita Health and this is my DPC story.
Hello everyone. My name is Carla. I am Dr. Sr's wife. It is an honor for me to introduce to you, my husband, and read to you his bio. Being born in Turlock, he is now proud to serve the community he grew up in. He is committed to providing high quality patient-centered care with compassion and dedication to each one of his patients, regardless of race, religion, and social economic status.
He is proud to be able to do this by taking part in the direct primary care movement, which makes healthcare more affordable and access. He is the first generation American, the son of two Mexican immigrants. He went to medical school at LA
and attended residency at U C S F Fresno Family and Community Medicine Program. After residency, he worked three years at an fqhc. And later started Buni to help. He is an entrepreneur at heart. He has three businesses, which started after residency. His first business involves 20 acres of almonds, which he highly recommends doing as a grants, many tax write-offs.
And as we all know, doctors need Writeoffs. It also taught him lessons in business and how to manage employees. His second business is a wedding venue, and the third business is the DPC clinic. The purpose of bringing up the first two businesses is because he feels this was something that prepared him for.
His dream business, which was to start his own practice. He used to joke around in residency that he was gonna do a fellowship in starting his own clinic, which he personally thinks should be promoted on his free time. He loved spending time with his two children. His amazing wife. I promise I'm reading his bio.
This is what he said. His amazing, supportive wife. He enjoys playing basketball with friends, farming, horseback riding, and learning more about DPC and how to be a better leader in his office. He is definitely blessed to have the right people around him who have taken part in making a stream come true.
to the podcast, Dr. Buenostro!
Thank you for having me. Maryelle it's a pleasure to be here. I think it's kind of cool cuz you, you talked to me when I first opened my doors and reached out and I was like, there's somebody out there doing DPC too.
So it's always cool to talk to you now that things have been moving along almost two years.
Absolutely. And November will be two years for you. So it's so exciting. And I remember that day when we first chatted and it was all because I saw your Instagram post and I had no idea that there was a DPC in Turlock.
And so I'm really excited to get your story out there on the airwaves and for people to know what you know care is like in your neck of the woods.
I want to open with the fact that you are practicing in your hometown.
So when you shared in your opening statement about how, your mission that you always wanted to fulfill in medicine is really coming to life in your DPC. What was it that made you wanna practice in your hometown? Specif?
So I think that always was my dream was just to come back home and provide care where I came from.
So that's always been my, dream ever since I started was to come back over here. And it, it's kind of crazy. I met when I was in, I wanted to be a doctor since I was a little kid. My elementary teachers always go, oh, you always say you wanna be a doctor type of thing. so it was funny cuz in high school I met a, a doctor.
His name's Dr. Rual kava and he's an attending doctor at the U C S F Fresno program. And My, uh, grew up Catholic and my mom knew of the priest and he knew his family and he said, Hey, he should connect with him because, I know he wants to go to medical school and it'd be cool to, talk to him.
And so that way he could kind of guide him or give him some advice. And uh, we went over there with my parents and I met his family and man, he was uh, they're outta Houston. I don't know if Houston, it's a small town close by here. And I just, I saw my family there. I saw his parents looked like my parents.
They're like, they were humbled. The dad worked in the fields. His mom was really hospitable when we got there. Brothers and sisters were out there, played in the yard, they're having a barbecue. and he was really nice. He's like, Hey, yeah, you could do it. You know, You could be a doctor. I went to Stan state here in Turlock.
Then I went to LA he's on then I, right now I'm in Fresno doing my, my residency. And if I could do, you could do it. And that kind of lit up more fire in me to be able to, follow him. And he was my mentor. I I only applied at one college, which was Stan state and only applied at one medical school, which was