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Episode 33: Dr. Vance Lassey of Holton Direct Care - Holton, KS

Updated: Apr 12, 2021

Direct Primary Care Doctor

Dr. Vance Lassey with his stethoscope.
Dr. Vance Lassey

Dr. Vance Lassey has lived and worked in the Holton community since 2007. He earned dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas before attaining his M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He served as Chief Resident of the Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program in Salina, Kansas where he received awards for teaching, writing, and the prestigious national AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education.

Starting in 2007, Dr. Lassey practiced full-spectrum family medicine at Holton Community Hospital. Unsatisfied with the shortcomings of the third-party payer system, and believing that it was the only way he could stay true to his career-long mantra “Patients First,” in 2016, Dr. Lassey left the traditional Fee-For-Service medical system and founded Holton Direct Care. Utilizing the direct primary care model, he is excited to offer unprecedented access, attention, time, and quality to his patients--for less than a monthly cable or cell phone bill.

Dr. Lassey has served on or chaired numerous boards, including the KDHE Newborn Screening Advisory Council, the Governor's Fitness Council, and the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. He is a founding member of the Direct Primary Care Alliance, where he serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors. He is also a founding member of the Midwest DPC Alliance.

He proudly serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, most recently the 2018 AOA Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award.

Dr. Lassey was born and raised on a farm in Peck, Kansas. Dr. Lassey, his wife, Erin, and their two children, Luke and Rebekah call Holton home. His hobbies include carpentry and building renovation, enjoying the outdoors, shooting hoops with his kids, and spending time with his family. He proudly serves as an elder at the Holton First Baptist Church. In any time he has left, he enjoys playing the banjo, poorly. His words, not mine.

In his interview, Dr. Lassey gives detailed insights into his decision to enter into the DPC space and how he has navigated his practice model throughout the years, with most recently hiring a Nurse Practitioner. He discusses his pricing structure, how he onboarded patients, how he maintains his full-spectrum care as a family medicine doctor and so much more!


Dr. Lassey Closing Out the 2019 AAFP DPC Summit with the Carrot Seed Talk:

Dr. Lassey and Dr. Nick Thomsen Presenting on Full-Spectrum Family Medicine

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Resources mentioned by Dr. Lassey



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