Strada Healthcare Announces Affiliation with Plum Health: Aims to Expand Direct Primary Care in Detroit Metro Area - Strada Healthcare

Strada Healthcare Announces Affiliation with Plum Health: Aims to Expand Direct Primary Care in Detroit Metro Area

August 15, 2023

Strada Healthcare is thrilled to announce its affiliation with Plum Health, a trailblazing Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice founded by the visionary Dr. Paul Thomas. This alliance aims to expand DPC in the Detroit metro area, bringing more affordable and accessible healthcare everyone.

Enhancing Access to DPC for Employers:
One of the primary objectives Strada Healthcare’s affiliation with Plum Health is to expand DPC services to a larger number of employers in the Detroit metro area. Direct Primary Care has proven to be a cost-effective and efficient healthcare model for employers, providing comprehensive care and reducing overall healthcare expenses all without the complexity of insurance claims. Strada Healthcare will bring its experience integrating DPC with large self-funded health plans to work with Plum Health and employers in the Detroit metro.

Ryne Bessmer, President of Strada Healthcare, said: “We are looking forward to working with the talented and experienced team at Plum Health. I think by working together, we will accomplish great things for the people of Detroit.”

About Plum Health:
Plum Health was founded by Dr. Paul Thomas, a board-certified family medicine physician practicing in Corktown Detroit. Plum Health Direct Primary Care was the first of its kind in Detroit and Wayne County. Dr. Paul’s mission is to deliver affordable, accessible health care services in Detroit and beyond. He has been featured on PBS, WDIV-TV Channel 4, WXYZ Channel 7, Crain’s Detroit Business, and CBS Radio. He has been a speaker at TEDxDetroit. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and now a Clinical Assistant Professor. Finally, he is an author of three books, including Direct Primary Care: The Cure for Our Broken Healthcare System and Startup DPC: How to Start and Grow Your Direct Primary Care Practice.

Learn more about Plum Health on our website here or visit

Tom Daguanno, Partner at Plum Health, said: “Partnering with Strada Healthcare will allow us to ramp up direct primary care accessibility for businesses and their employees throughout the entire metro Detroit area. We’re excited to get started.”

About Strada Healthcare:
Strada Healthcare was founded in 2016 by Dr. Joel Bessmer in Omaha, Neb., and is one of the region’s largest Direct Primary Care (DPC) organizations with more than 60 affiliate locations across nine states: Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, Michigan, Arizona and Washington, D.C. Strada Healthcare is a pioneer in the DPC movement and is on a mission to bring more affordable and accessible healthcare to everyone. For more information on Strada Healthcare, visit

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