Hello, we are Olive Health. We are Healthcare Simplified.
At Olive Health we believe excellent primary care is the foundation of a healthy life. Direct Primary Care is a modern take on the way medicine used to be. A patient, a doctor, and time. We are passionate about building partnerships and want to show patients that there is an alternative to the traditional insurance-driven healthcare system.
Meet Our Physician
Dr. Erin Cooper grew up in Upstate New York. After college she attended Drexel University College of Medicine, graduating in 2005. She and her husband Geoff, also a Family Medicine physician, moved to Nebraska in 2005 for their Family Medicine residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. While her husband fulfilled his military service at Offutt Air Force Base, she completed a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, also at the University of Nebraska.
After working in Fremont, Nebraska for 5 years the Coopers moved to Lexington in 2015 to be closer to family here. They have 2 young children and are thrilled to be raising their family here in the Bluegrass.
Dr. Cooper is board certified in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
A Message from Dr. Cooper
As I started my career in Family Medicine over 10 years ago, I was excited about the future. My job was interesting and meaningful and I really felt like I could make a difference in people’s lives. As the years went on, I slowly realized that more of my time was being spent looking at my computer screen than at my patients. Working for hospital systems meant that I had to see more patients in less time to try to meet budget goals. Increasing insurance regulations required me to duplicate paperwork in order to prove to the insurance company that the medicines and tests my patients needed were “medically necessary”. All the while, I was doing the best I could for my patients, but not much got done in those 7 minute appointments.
I wanted to find a way to get back to spending time with people, rather than rushing them out the door. I wanted cost transparency to be a priority. I wanted to work for the patient, not the insurance company or hospital. I knew that I could provide 80-90% of the care my patients needed, if I had the time. Then, I discovered DPC.
As I make the transition now to direct primary care, I am again excited about the future. I am looking forward to building relationships with people that can lead them down the path to a healthier life. I am excited to show people that there are simple, easy ways to reduce medical costs without sacrificing quality.
My goal is to bring personalized, accessible, affordable care to the people of the Bluegrass.
Your partner in health,
Erin Cooper, MD