Matthew Saxsma, Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified |
Matt and his wife, Megan, became inspired to start Redefine HealthCare after seeing all of the complexities and frustrations of the traditional healthcare system. After hearing countless times, “my doctor couldn’t get me in today”, or “it takes weeks to get an appointment” they knew there was something that had to be done to improve quality and timeliness of care. Doing the right thing is always the right thing, and this meant stepping out of traditional medicine and finding a better way to help people. A way that puts the patient in the driver seat, not health insurance companies. A way that provides convenience and provides peace of mind and relief rather than frustration. They found the answer – Direct Primary Care.
Matt has over a decade of experience working in the healthcare setting. He started his nursing career in cardiac intensive care, and from here began working in the ER. His passion quickly lead him to pursue a degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. Matt graduated from the University of Illinois in 2015. He continued to work in Emergency Medicine as a family trained Nurse Practitioner. His main focus has been in Emergency Care, working in Springfield, Illinois and surrounding areas. Growing up in Clifton, Illinois, he recalls when getting sick didn’t mean long waits, short visits and more questions than answers. He grew up in a rural area of predominantly farmers where health insurance was the exception, not the rule. His goal is simple…bring the old way of doing things back to the forefront. Patients should feel value, trust, quality, and dependability. Redefine HealthCare allows him to live his passion while bringing healthcare back to what it once was.
Megan grew up in Springfield, Illinois and graduated in 2005 from Illinois State University's business program where she recieved her degree in Marketing. She handles a wide variety of operations at Redefine HC including web/brand development, marketing, event involvement/sponsorships, cosmetic bookings, billing, and overall office management.
Partnering Physician: Dr. Susan Mantell MD
Dr. Mantell is family trained Physician and a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and has been in practice for over 15 years. Dr. Mantell will be providing integral Physician oversight for Redefine HealthCare. She will periodically see patients at our clinic site, provide intermittent schedule coverage and be available for consult when needed. Dr. Mantell Is a Career Military veteran and to this day provides her services to the men and women of her National Guard Platoon and holds the rank of Colonel in the US Army Reserve.