Surprisingly Simple Healthcare

“I went to medical school to make peoples lives better. Not so I could work for an insurance company.”

Dr. Goyal, First Primary Care Founder

A patient suffers and waits.

While insurance companies aruge with a doctor about whether her prescribed treatment is “medically necessary,” a patient suffers and waits.

When a doctor refers a patient to a specialist because his patient load doesn’t give him time to dig into the issue himself, a patient suffers and waits.

When a hospital system requires a doctor to triple-book appointment in order to meet quotas, a patient suffers and waits.

The traditional healthcare system is broken and it’s putting the health of millions at risk.
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We are fixing healthcare

We’ve made the doctor experience more enjoyable while costing less.

Same day appointments and zero wait times

Average total time spent in the waiting rooms is 40 minutes or longer, only to spend 7 minutes face-to-face with their doctor. With First Primary Care our members have no wait time and spend as much time as need with their doctor.

One doctor for all your care

95% of what you need a doctor for is routine and predictble and can be handled in office, or by text, phone, or video chat. We take a much broader scope of care which reduces the amount of specialist referrals. The other 5% your First Primary Care doctor will guide you through it.

Knowing what your care costs

The average co-pay in traditional healthcare is $25 to $50 per visit. With us it’s zero. The average co-insurance leaves you responsible for 20% of the final bill. With us it’s zero. With First Primary care you’ll always know what it costs in advance.
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The Doctor-Patient Relationship Is Priceless In Medicine

Dr. Geetinder Goyal founded First Primary Care to take doctor-patient relationships back to the “good old days,” back when doctors knew their patients personally and had the freedom to give them the customized, long-term professional care they deserved.
Affordable, professional, thorough, sincere, and tailored to you! I elected to try it out…Cut insurance companies out of what happens between you and your doctor! Best move I’ve made related to health care in my life, for a fraction of the cost of what I was paying. If you’re considering the change from administrative paper pushers deciding what is good for you to a way back to developing a sincere personal relationship with your doctor – definitely I would recommend Dr. Goyal and his team at First Primary Care.

– Art Wagner, Houston TX

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Meet your team of medical professionals

Our doctors are board-certified physicians who trained at top U.S. medical schools. They spend time getting to know you so they can get you back to healthy.
Peter Del Buono, FNP-C

Peter Del Buono, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner,

E. Kate Snodgrass, MD

E. Kate Snodgrass, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Geetinder Goyal, MD

Dr. Geetinder Goyal, MD

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

Dr. Thi Vo, DO

Dr. Thi Vo, DO

Doctor of Osteopathic, M.B.A.

Tehemeena Dhukka, FNP-C

Tehemeena Dhukka, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Geetinder Goyal, MD

Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine
Dr. Geetinder Goyal is the Founder and CEO of First Primary Care. He studied medicine for over a decade, and then realized—our healthcare system really only takes care of the sick and no one is looking out for a patient’s overall health and well being. And that was kind of a bummer. So, he started First Primary Care to turn the system upside down and provide patients with genuine healthcare and not just “sick care”.

Dr. Goyal attended medical school at the Government Medical College in Chandigarh, India. Following that, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston. Dr. Goyal then went on to Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT where his fellowship was in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. 

In addition to his work at First Primary Care, Dr. Goyal serves as the President of the Houston Chapter of the Free Market Medical Association.

When he is not caring for his patients, Dr. Goyal is an avid runner, loves watching sports, and spending time with his wife, Dr. Le Vo, and their two young daughters.

This is how medicine should look like! Dr. Goyal did a fabulous job running all the necessary tests, and giving me hope with professional advise and the least expensive prescription I have ever paid. This is a case where professionalism coexists with no copayments, no wait time, and daily follow ups utilizing very simple technology.

– Lia Bachrach, Houston TX

Get to know Geetinder’s personal brand                                            

THE SECRET WEAPON

Mystique + Innovation

Nimble | Unassuming | Independent |
Reticent | Autonomously Creative

HOW THE WORLD SEES HIM

  • He has a creative mind and to produce agile solutions even when under high pressure.
  • Unhindered by traditional ways of working, he comes up with his own ideas of how things can be done differently.
  • He is creative in a non-flashy way, preferring to do his work quietly.
  • He enjoys working independently. He doesn’t boast about his achievements. But can produce great inventions, creative ideas, and new product designs.
  • He makes great contributions to the company’s performance, but does so in an unassuming manner.
  • He’s the perfect combination of analytical and creative skills.
  • He communicates without fuss. You provide rational arguments for his ideas.

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Peter Del Buono, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practioner
Peter Del Buono has been a part of the First Primary Care team since day one. His path into medicine began with a passion for physical activity and an interest in human physiology. He began with an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and worked as a Division I collegiate strength and conditioning coach while pursuing a masters degree in sports psychology. After seeing friends and loved ones struggle with maintaining their health, his interest shifted from elite athletes to helping everyday people live their healthiest lives.

 Peter then began a fifteen-year transition from a peak performance specialist to a Family Nurse Practitioner. He obtained his BSC in Fitness and Human Performance from the University of Houston Clear Lake. He then went to the University of Texas Medical Branch for his Bachelor of Science, Nursing as well as his Masters of Science, Nursing.

 As Peter puts it, becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner was the best choice that he’s ever made; it’s rewarding and enjoyable to be a key part of people’s efforts to achieve and maintain better health.

 In his free time, Peter enjoys trying new restaurants around the Houston area and traveling.

I researched all of my options with regards to health coverage & service. I decided to join First Primary Care as a patient & I know I made the right decision. I visited Dr. Geetu & Peter for a checkup & they were absolutely fantastic. Insurance companies have been ripping us off for years & it’s about time there’s a change. I’ll soon have my employees signed up as well.

-Jay Abiona, Houston TX

Get to know Peter’s personal brand   

THE TALENT

Passion + Prestige

Expressive | Stylish | Energetic |
Academic | Emotionally-Intelligent

HOW THE WORLD SEES HIM

  • He is confident and articulate. Peter communicates his ideas in a highly engaging style.
  • He is naturally playful, and enjoys meeting people.
  • He is excellent at reading situations and understanding the dynamics of relationships. He has the ability to make everyone he talks to feel important.
  • He has the ability to be successful at anything he touches.
  • He is intensely focused on improving his skills.
  • He dreams big and strives for excellence.
  • His amiable personality means he’s well liked by co-workers and the patients he serves.
  • Peter has a competitive spirit and working towards a goal invigorates him.

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Thi Vo, D.O., M.B.A.

Doctor of Osteopathic
Dr. Thi Vo believes in caring for her patients and families as if they were her own. She strives to provide value through easier access and providing comprehensive care at each and every encounter.

Her training began at the University of Houston where she got her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Chemistry minor.  For medical school, she went to the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and obtained her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine.  She completed her residency in family medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine. While in medical school, Dr. Vo also obtained an MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University in Kansas City.

When Dr. Thi Vo isn’t practicing medicine, she is enjoying unique cuisines, playing billiards, participating in outdoor activities such as fishing and camping, and spending time with her close-knit family and her two small dogs, Sasha (Pek-a-Poo mix) and Rex (Maltese mix).

Dr. Vo and her staff have been a blessing to our family. Dr. Vo is more personally available and responsive than any doctor that has ever cared for me or my family. She takes time to get to know her patients and develops a trust that promotes genuine, proactive care. Thank you Dr. Vo for being awesome!!

– Todd Ray, The Woodlands TX

Get to know Thi’s personal brand                                                                            

THE MAVERICK LEADER

Innovation + Power

Pioneering | Irreverent | Artful |
Entrepreneurial | Dramatic

HOW THE WORLD SEES HER

  • She leads with a bold and unconventional vision.
  • Thi is unafraid to take the lead and happy to propose a new direction for her patients.
  • She is always full of new ideas, and almost a little restless.
  • If something starts to feel familiar, she will probably start experimenting to see whether higher goals can be achieved.
  • She is independent, confident, and perhaps a little eccentric.
  • Thi is innovative, creative, and sharp-witted.
  • She is a natural leader with an adventurous spirit.
  • She is always read for a new challenge and seeks new ways to attain her goals.

Watch her personality video>

Tehemeena Dhukka, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Tehemeena is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who is passionate about high quality, holistic care. She is keen on building strong patient-provider relationships that allow her to understand the backgrounds, needs, interests and healthcare goals of her patients, which help her in customizing the care. As a provider she also aims to empower people with the knowledge and resources to proactively make better decisions regarding their health so they can have happy and healthy lives.

In addition to her work as a FNP, she serves as a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Whenever she’s not busy providing care (and loving it), she enjoys traveling, skiing, exercising, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with various local organizations.

Caring, thoughtful, kind and knowledgable are only a few of the words that describe First Primary Care. Tehemeena, FNP, is without a doubt the best healthcare provider I have encountered in my life. I drove 2 hours for my initial visit and it was well worth it. I highly recommend giving First Primary Care a call.

Sehban Siddiqui, Beaumont, TX

Get to know Tehemeena’s personal brand                                                         

THE COORDINATOR

Alert + Passion

Constructive | Organized | Practical
Safeguard | Tuned-In

HOW THE WORLD SEES HER

  • Tehemeena brings a practical creativity to everything she does.
  • She brings a pragmatic, step-by-step approach to every project.
  • She is detail-oriented, works in an ordered manner, and focuses on meeting deadlines.
  • Tehemeena captivates her patients with enthusiasm and drive.
  • She is practical in her approach and considers each action and how it can effect the bottom line.
  • She is loyal and highly focused on the well-being of her co-workers and her patients.
  • Tehemeena is a careful observer and hyper-aware of the progress made towards members health goals.

Watch her personality video>

E. Kate Snodgrass, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Snodgrass is a doctor who has experience in family medicine in a vast number of places—Georgia,  Northern Virginia, Arkansas, Namibia, Africa, and now Texas. She served as a Peace Corps Medical Officer (PCMO) in Namibia, Africa for two years taking care of American Peace Corps volunteers who were exposed to rabies (bats), malaria, schistosomiasis, scorpions, venom-spitting snakes, and other foreign-to-the-U.S. diseases.

She loves to spend time with her family, read historical fiction and books about spirituality, practice Vinyasa Flow yoga, and listen to podcasts about the economy, the enneagram, and science. Basically, she loves to learn. She prides herself on her biggest accomplishment—creating and raising her two kiddos. And if you’re still not convinced she’s kickbutt, she’s also eaten scrambled ostrich eggs and had an elephant delicately take and eat several whole oranges from her hand.

Where can I put more stars !!!! The staff is outstanding and caring!! Dr Vo , Dr Snodgrass, have not only got me on track , but have went above and beyond to make sure I’m feeling better!! They actually care about how your feeling!! I would recommend them ten times over!! Thank you again for all you two have done !! Customer for life !! A lot Of Practices can learn from these two!! 

Rob Lyon, The Woodlands, TX

Get to know Kate’s personal brand

THE AUTHENTIC

Trust + Passion

Approachable | Dependable | Trustworthy
Agreeable | Benevolent

HOW THE WORLD SEES HER

  • She is a peaceful team player, and easy to talk to.
  • Kate gives everyone a listening ear, and keeps an open-door policy.
  • Her pleasant personality builds strong emotional connections.
  • Kate earns the loyalty of people by being dependable, genuine, and generous.
  • She usually speaks in a direct manner, but she rarely raises her voice.
  • Kate’s management style is supportive and engaging.

Rachel Cano, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner 

Rachel is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) who is keen on making a positive impact on people’s health and helping them lead healthier lives. Before she entered the medical field, Rachel lived in Yokosuka, Japan in ‘04 and worked in finance with the Space and Naval Warfare while her husband was stationed in the Navy. She then went on to receive her BSN from Houston Baptist University and gain experience as a Labor and Delivery nurse at Ben Taub hospital in 2013.

After discovering her passion for caring for patients as a primary care provider, she went on to continue her graduate studies and work at Methodist Clear Lake as an L&D nurse in 2017. In 2020, we finally won her over to the DPC side and she currently practices out of our Spring Branch location.

She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, travelling (especially on road trips), and photography.

The best experience ever and they care. I’m very grateful and very happy to be a part of a family that truly care about you and not about how much money they will make. 💓💓. Sending all my family and friends to this heartfelt organization. 🙏

Saumil Manek, The Woodlands, TX

Get to know Rachel’s personal brand

THE ORCHESTRATOR

Passion + Alert

Attentive | Dedicated | Efficient | Open-Eyed | Vigorous 

HOW THE WORLD SEES HER

  • Rachel commands attention and inspires others to reach their goals.
  • Her attitude alternates between bright optimism and pragmatic execution.
  • Rachel has a keen understanding of people and inspires them to reach optimal results.
  • Rachel will provide constructive criticism. She will make sure everyone’s workload is manageable. And she will often close a meeting with a few upbeat words.
  • She also can create strong emotional bonds.

At First Primary Care, we believe that the Direct Primary Care model is the answer to the healthcare crisis in America. Our locations in Houston are only the beginning. We are on a mission to revolutionize healthcare across the country.

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Our promise to you

At First Primary Care, our first priority is you. We promise to always be…

Accessible

Your physician is there when you need them, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, because we know that whether it’s a child with an earache, a scare over chest pains, or an emergency prescription refill before you leave for vacation, your healthcare needs don’t operate on a 9-5. So neither do we.

Respectful

You know your body better than anyone, and while it is our mission to be second runner-up, we promise to always respect your opinion, your feedback, your preferences, and your wishes.

Open-minded

It’s our job to support you in all things related to your health and well-being, and there are as many different ways to do that, as there are people.

  • You want to try nutritional therapy before starting medication? We’ll help you find a nutritionist.
  • Want to incorporate acupuncture into your treatment plan? We’re with you 100% of the way.
  • Unsure about the path forward and want a second opinion? We’ll help you connect with additional doctors and specialist.

Whoever you want on your healthcare team, we’re there to work with them to support your whole health, and create a treatment plan as unique as you are.

Adaptable

Whether that’s adjusting your treatment plan to fit your lifestyle, searching for alternatives to the conventional treatments, or getting creative to ensure that your healthcare fits your budget, we promise to do everything in our power to make sure you get the care you need. And if you want to “bring your doctor” with you when you join First Primary care, we have ways to work with outside physicians too.

Dependable

We’re there for you. Anytime of the day or night. whatever you need. When you’re with First Primary Care, you’re family, and we won’t let you down.

60-Day Risk-Free Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee

We know First Primary Care is the right choice for you! So much so, we’ve decided to take all the risk onto our backs. If at any time in the first 60 days you feel that we did not live up to our promises and you choose to cancel your membership, we’ll happily repay all the money you’ve paid towards your membership – no strings and no hassles! The only catch is that you tell us how we could have done a better job so we can improve.