Meet Kristin Lorenz, D.O.
Where did you earn your degree and what is your area of focus?
My degree is from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and I practice family medicine. I truly enjoy all aspects of patient care, including acute care as well as prevention and management of chronic illness. Currently I serve on both the Compliance and Finance Committees with Arizona Community Physicians and am in the process of obtaining certification in Lifestyle Medicine. I am Board certified in Family Medicine and a Member of the Academy of Family Physicians.
What is your philosophical belief about the practice of medicine?
My role as a physician/healer is to help educate and guide my patients to make positive changes where needed. The physician-patient relationship is a powerful one that ultimately lays the groundwork for healing. Recently, a patient gave me 6 rolls of Lifesaver candy and with each roll, a note stating a way in which he felt I saved his life. I kept it to remind myself how I have touched a life.
How has the current healthcare model hindered you from practicing medicine?
With the current changes in insurance benefits and the load of documentation required, I fear the most powerful aspect of medical care delivery, the physician-patient relationship is minimized and becoming less effective. I believe strongly in addressing the deeper causes of disease with an integrated approach and this cannot be accomplished in the current medical system.
What do you hope your patients will experience/feel joining your membership-style practice?
As a result of having more time for each patient, I anticipate them feeling better informed about the root causes of their health challenges and ways of managing them. My aim is to make them feel as though we are in a partnership; managing their symptoms, improving their general health, healing from disease and creating a better sense of well-being.
What is your favorite quote?
“People will forget what you say and they will forget what you do, but they will never forget how you make them feel.”
"Dr. Lorenz is a great doctor. She cares about her patients as a whole. She doesn't just take care of your physical health, but she truly cares about your emotional health as well. She has always taken the time to listen to what is going on with me. When I go in she always asks about my family."
Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach
We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More