Practice Insights: Dr. Ken Rictor

Direct Primary Care is gaining tremendous traction as an innovative alternative payment model for delivering outstanding care in the United States. Patients and physicians alike are seeing tangible benefits from a style of practice that champions the doctor-patient relationship.

Dr. Ken Rictor, a provider from Scotland, PA has been practicing medicine for 28 years — starting a new practice straight out of residency with over 4000 patients. He made the switch to Direct Primary Care in 2014 to maximize the quantity and quality of time he’s able to dedicate to his panel.

“As a DPC provider, my visits become easier. I’m not labored by coding or box-checking,” he explains. “At the same time though, good record keeping is paramount to good patient care and communication is integral to coordination and maintenance of that care.”

Dr. Rictor tried a number of EHRs, ranging from eClinicalWorks to Atlas.md, but ultimately found Elation to be the best fit for his DPC practice.

Paramount to this great partnership is the platform’s ease of use. “It’s extremely intuitive. As soon as I opened up the Elation home screen I know exactly where I need to go and what I need to do.”


“This software is by far the best we have. Honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing.”


As DPC continues to thrive as a burgeoning movement for health care delivery, practices need an easy-to-use, problem-oriented EHR that can be tailored to their specific needs. Elation’s seamless integration with membership management options and focus on care quality make it unequivocally the best choice for Direct Primary Care providers.

Read more Practice Insights here: Dr. Garrison Bliss.