The press room
February 22, 2019
How Primary Care Affects Health Care Costs and Outcomes
Dr. Josh Umbehr isn't afraid to stand up for patients ... even in the Senate. Dr. Umbehr helps lawmakers take more interest in limiting physician burdens and increasing the level of care that patients receive.
November 10, 2016
Atlas MD and Direct Care is Part of Replacing ObamaCare
Sean Hannity offers up Atlas MD's Direct Care model as a possible tool for fixing healthcare. Dr. Ben Carson agrees.
September 21, 2016
Atlas MD Mentioned In US House Budget Committee Meeting
The Atlas DPC model is regarded as "perfect" in a recent US House Budget meeting with a topic of "Restoring the Trust for Families and Working-Age Americans."
July 11, 2016
Dr. Josh Named One of WBJ's 2016 Health Care Heroes
They take care of us when we're sick, help keep us from falling ill and manage the health care systems we use.
September 10, 2015
Atlas MD Celebrates a New DPC Holiday - the Launch of ICD-10!
As ICD-10 rolls out on October 1, 2015, Direct Care practices around the country will sit back and watch the madness from the sidelines.
August 4, 2015
Atlas MD Announces Direct Care Curriculum
Atlas MD launches the Direct Care Curriculum, where healthcare professionals can learn everything there is to know about Direct Care - completely free of charge.
May 6, 2015
Josh Umbehr Working to Create a Direct Care Movement
Dr. Josh shares his business model for providing insurance-free medical care to other physicians around the country to grow the DPC movement.
March 22, 2015
The Medical Record System for Direct Primary Care
Doug Farrago, MD shares why he believes the EMR is the ideal reasonable costing cloud solution EMR for DPC practices.
July 29, 2014
How Providing the Best Care Leads to Higher Profits and More Fulfillment
Dr. Josh and Dr. Doug share the exact strategy, services, and pricing they’ve used to grow their own direct-pay primary care (DPC) practice
July 23, 2014
The VA Scandal and Government Run Healthcare
Obamacare Expert Patricia Newman on the VA Scandal and Government Run Healthcare
July 22, 2014
Family medicine can be provided without health insurance
Josh Umbehr of the Kansas-based medical practice Atlas MD explains how his practice delivers low-cost family medicine using a direct-pay membership model.
July 10, 2014
Engaging Medical Students in the Practice of Free Market Medicine
Clinical Innovation Network Webinar: Engaging Medical Students in the Practice of Free Market Medicine
June 23, 2014
Free Market Alternatives to ObamaCare
As the Health Care Market begins to crumble under the weight of ObamaCare because of limited options, rising prices, lower access, and even lower quality what can patients and individuals do?
May 30, 2014
The most political, least political healthcare: Direct care
I just want to the opportunity to practice good medicine. The less Washington has to do with that, the better.
May 10, 2014
Affordable direct care doctors: Long-term healthcare solution
As their personal urgent care physician – lacerations, broken bones, earaches, and stomach flus — I can handle all of this at no extra cost to my patients.
April 30, 2014
A solution to ER overcrowding: Direct care
The reality is that 80% of what I see in the ER is “family medicine after hours.” I could safely see these patients in my own practice, and save them time and money.
April 30, 2014
A declaration of doctor independence: Direct care
The bottom line is that bureaucrats are telling docs what they can and can’t do — and that needs to stop.
December 18, 2013
Direct Primary Care Gets its First EMR; Launches on Desktop, Tablet and Mobile Devices
Atlas MD today launches EMR, a web-based app designed so that direct primary care physicians can operate their own insurance-free practices.

Dr. Josh Umbehr Talks Capitalism vs. American Health Care

For episode 481 of the Tom Woods show, Tom talked to Dr. Josh Umbehr, whose practice in Wichita, Kansas, will knock your socks off, for reasons you’ll soon see.
The cost savings he and his patients enjoy because they stay away from insurance and government are absolutely staggering.

Listen to the podcast here    |    Read the full transcript here

February 23, 2016 Episode 24
Dr. Josh and Dr. Doug talk about the state of DPC, and the realities of running a DPC clinic.
September 03, 2015
Atlas MD Episode 23
Dr. Josh and Dr. Doug give an update on the DPC movement. The main features talking about growing a practice by adding docs and locations
April 27, 2015 Episode 22
Dr. Josh and Dr. Doug talk about the state of DPC, and the realities of running a DPC clinic.
February 03, 2015
Atlas MD Episode 21
Dr. Josh and Dr. Doug speak with some medical students who are interested to learn more about direct care.

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Born and raised in Alma, Kansas, Dr. Josh Umbehr majored in human nutritional sciences with a minor in biology, and completed extensive research on the effects of vitamin A on lung cancer. He graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Wesley Medical Center. After completing his training to become a Board Certified Family Physician, he opened Atlas MD. His cash-only clinic embodies his ideal medical practice, one where he shrugs off the burdens and restrictions of government and insurance regulation daily. That way he can focus solely on his patients.
The son of a hospital administrator, Dr. Doug Nunamaker attended Pittsburg State University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in chemistry and physics. He then graduated from KU Med and completed residency in Wichita, KS at Wesley Family Medicine. Afterwards, he joined Mid-Kansas Inpatient Physicians as a hospitalist before teaming up with Dr. Josh at Atlas MD. He had realized, quickly, that the long arm of insurance was a looming problem over contemporary medicine. However, upon meeting Dr. Josh Umbehr, he was able to cut ties with insurance companies and provide the medical care he’d dreamed of as a youth.
A Kansan through and through, Dr. Michael Palomino graduated summa cum laude from Wichita State University with a degree in chemical science. He earned his doctorate in 2007 from University of Kansas School of Medicine. Like Drs. Doug and Josh, Dr. Michael completed residency at Wesley Medical Center. Seeking long-lasting relationships with his patients, he began practicing family medicine at a clinic affiliated with his residency program. But after frustrating experiences with insurance companies – including frequent denials of recommended medications and treatment plans — Dr. Michael sought a new way to connect with his patients. And, as Atlas MD’s third physician, he’s found the opportunity.
Dr. Jared Johnson
Dr. Jared graduated Oklahoma Christian University summa cum laude in 2003 as a university fellow with majors in biology and vocational ministry. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, then returned to Wichita to complete his family medicine training at Wesley Medical Center. Dr. Jared is board certified in family medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians, and the Medical Society of Sedgwick County. After five years in a large multi-specialty group practice, he became frustrated with the status quo. He chose direct care to do what he went to school for: to truly be there for his patients. At Atlas MD, he feels he can invest time in pure patient-physician relationships, without any third party interference.
Dr. Shawn Wadsworth
Dr. Shawn attended Avila University in Kansas City on a baseball scholarship. He also graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics. He then graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After residency he became Board Certified in Family Medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine and by the American Osteopathic Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Shawn believes in spending time with each patient and being available on a daily basis allows for the development of that patient-physician relationship. He is thrilled to be a part of the Atlas family and providing affordable, personalized family care in Wichita.
KIRK UMBEHR Transition Expert
Kirk specializes in transitioning existing medical practices to Direct Care. In essence, he’ll make converting to DPC a downhill slide instead of an uphill battle. After graduating from K-State and earning a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics, he moved to Kansas City for the country club industry. Looking to expand his credentials, he accepted a position as Director of Sales for a commercial LED lighting company before joining Atlas MD. He knows relationships can be a very powerful currency and wants to help doctors expose their inner servant hearts to their patients.
Atlas md, OUR CLINIC
Atlas MD is an industry-leading direct primary care medical practice offering family healthcare that is thorough, comprehensive, and affordable. Drs. Josh Umbehr & Doug Nunamaker opened the insurance-free practice in 2010. They’re committed to offering their service 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are determined to help other doctors succeed in doing the same.