North Carolina Business Coalition on Health

Tryon Medical Partners Announces “Tryon Direct” to Charlotte Region Employers

NCBGH President, Jon Rankin, had the pleasure of meeting recently with Patrick Brady who is now leading the marketing department for “Tryon Direct”.  Their direct-to-employer approach may be an intriguing new alternative for area self-insured businesses.  Here’s the press release on their new venture:

Tryon Medical Partners Announces “Tryon Direct” To Self-Insured Mid-Size And Large Businesses In The Charlotte Region

  • Participating businesses can expect their overall healthcare costs to be reduced by 15 to 25% by eliminating unnecessary specialist and hospital visits.
  • Employees get unlimited access and same-day appointments with primary care physicians at 8 clinics serving Charlotte; details at
  • Patrick Brady to lead marketing for Tryon Direct.

CHARLOTTE — Today, Tryon Medical Partners, the Charlotte region’s largest internistbased independent medical practice, announced Tryon Direct — a new offering by the practice to self-insured mid-size and large businesses in the Charlotte region.

“Since Tryon Medical Partners became an independent medical practice last year, our focus has been to restore the patient-doctor relationship to make it central to healthcare,” said Dr. Dale Owen, CEO of Tryon Medical Partners. “Businesses that participate in Tryon Direct can expect their employees to have unlimited access to their primary care physician — who is their healthcare quarterback — and is highly-skilled to address the majority of the patient’s needs in their office.

” Unnecessary and costly referrals to specialists will be reduced significantly and the incentivized costs of hospital systems and other ‘fee for service’ providers will be avoided whenever possible,” Owen added.

Each company participating in Tryon Direct will have solutions customized to their unique needs, including a plan to leverage comprehensive primary care services. Businesses that participate in Tryon Direct will have full access to Tryon Medical Partners doctors — the Charlotte region’s largest primary care/internist-based medical practice, with 89 board-certified physicians, 64 of whom are internists and 25 of whom specialize in cardiology, endocrinology, dermatology, gastroenterology, pulmonary and sleep medicine.

The practice’s history began in Charlotte in 1934, and today it operates eight clinics totaling more than 160,000 square feet. More than 100,000 patients have registered with Tryon Medical Partners since it separated from Atrium Heath and opened its first clinics Sept. 5, 2018.