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Summer 2017  – It’s not what you do, it’s why you do it.

In the past few months we’ve successfully renamed and relocated my practice, Innova Primary Care.  We have a space that is 8,750 square feet larger than our previous space and the ability to use that space to best suite our guests’ needs.  It has not been without challenges of course but we did it!!!  After a few weeks in our space, a patient in our lobby was upset about a balance due to the insurance deductible.  This patient then claimed to our other guests waiting in the lobby that now we were charging more to pay for our new, nice building.  Besides this being grossly inaccurate since medicine is not a free market and there is a fixed fee-for-service price (which by the way, is the whole problem with healthcare), it was also fascinating that this was such an unrealistic idea in her mind.  People are okay with paying more money for better service and ambiance at restaurants – why not their healthcare?   I’ve long realized I can’t control what others will say about me.  However, it did remind me how important it is to continue to share the “why” of what we are doing at Innova.

I believe it IS possible to have exceptional quality healthcare in our country at an affordable cost.

I believe we CAN do this in Alabama.

I believe it will take people coming together who also believe this with their mind, body, and heart to get there.

I believe I am here to help restore this world closer to the creation that was intended for us as God’s children.

I believe healthcare is where I have been guided to bring renewal and restoration.

Hence the new name for my practice – Innova Primary Care.  Innova is the Latin word for “renew.” As in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

These beliefs are what fuel me every day.  I am a burned out physician mom that does not have to do this job.  BUT, I do!  I do because I believe in what I am doing, to renew our world.  My husband and I do this together for our children to show them that we are here for a purpose.  I do this for my patients whom I love.

I’ve learned over and over that those who do not share your beliefs will draw you further from your goals.  So at Innova, just know that my team and I are here every day because we believe in continually striving to re-think, re-imagine and re-invent healthcare in our state.  It needs to be renewed and we believe it can be.  We are Innova and we are here to make your world better.

-Brooke Uptagrafft, MD

Brooke Uptagrafft, MD

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Innova will open Wednesday at noon to see our patient guests. Please call us if you need anything before then.

Nights like tonight trigger us to think of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little March Girl,” our neighbors without homes and the work of groups like the Downtown Rescue Mission It’s a good night to be thankful for warmth and family.
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The clinic at Innova will be closed Tuesday afternoon, our team will be checking messages and available by phone or portal if you need us. Stay Warm! ... See MoreSee Less

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"We expect too much at Christmas. It's got to be magical. It's got to go right. Feasting. Fun. The perfect present. All that anticipation. Take it easy. Love's the thing. The rest is tinsel." - Pam Brown, Australian Writer

Love indeed is the thing. Wishing you all a little more taking it easy these last few days before Christmas!
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