About Avalon Primary Care
Hello! I am Dr. Louise Butler, Owner and Primary Care Physician at Avalon Primary Care. In this office, I am finally reaching my life long dream of being a true Family Practitioner, by practicing something called, "Direct Primary Care."
Direct Primary Care is a lot like how medicine used to be. Patients pay a reasonable monthly fee and receive the care that they really deserve -- an old fashioned relationship with their doctor. This means longer visit times, more personalized care, greater opportunity for same-day appointments and emergency visits, discounts on medicines and many medical supplies. There are no co-pays, and most procedures are included in the fee. There is also access to the doctor via phone, email, text and skype or facetime. For more information, visit the Fees & Services page and the FAQ page.
About Dr. Butler
I was born and raised in Southern California, just outside of San Diego. At the ripe age of 20, I left home for an adventure in the wilds of Maine. There, I finished College and Medical School. In July of 1994, I moved to Lancaster and started my Family Practice residency. Five months later I met the love of my life, and we were married 18 months later.
After my residency, we spent 4 years in North Carolina, and almost 4 years in Western Maryland, before my husband and I finally got homesick, and moved back to Lancaster. I have now been practicing in the Lancaster area since 2001.
I have always believed that if you spend the time and really listen to a patient, that person will tell you what the diagnosis is, and the best way to treat it. Unfortunately, this type of medicine is not really what insurance companies and hospital systems like to see. When I learned about Direct Primary Care, I knew that I could finally practice medicine the way I had always imagined. My patients are not "numbers" or "insurances" -- They are people.