Read about the Direct Primary Care Providers in Spokane aiming to provide the highest quality of care at the most affordable price.

Dr. Barry Bacon

“Direct Care represents an opportunity to help people most in need of access to basic primary care at an affordable rate.  Direct Care is a streamlined method of primary healthcare delivery without the ‘middle men’ intruding into the sacred space between the healthcare provider and patient.”


Barry Bacon, MD grew up in rural northeastern Minnesota on the north shore of Lake Superior.  He enjoyed wandering the forests and exploring wild places as a child and gained a deep appreciation of nature.  The dream of becoming a doctor was planted in his mind at an early age when his parents recognized his giftedness, particularly his compassion for those who are suffering.  His education path included a BA in Religion from Union College in 1980, Medical Doctor degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1984, and completing a residency in Family Medicine at Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1987.

Barry’s medical experience since then included three years working in Malawi, Africa from 1987-90, then working in the Colville area in full spectrum family medicine from 1990-2017, and since then in Grand Coulee and Republic, Washington.  Barry maintains a deep commitment to teaching medicine here in the U.S. and internationally in Africa and working on community health disparities for those who struggle to access care.

Barry is married to Shelley for the past 39 years and together they have four children.  Barry and his wife have been foster parents, initiated a health access not for profit organization called Tri-County Community Health Fund, started a health education program in northeast Washington, opened a bike hostel for people bicycling across the U.S., started a peace initiative in northern Kenya called the Pokot Turkana Peace Initiative, opened the first clean and sober living Oxford House in northeast Washington in Colville, initiated a jail intervention to bring effective treatment to narcotics addicted individuals in jail, and started a project called Hope Street to address homelessness and related challenges in northeast Washington.  Barry and colleagues are currently working on developing a medical school in a refugee dense area of western Ethiopia with the intention of transforming health outcomes in the region.

Matt Dinsmore, ARNP

"I believe that Direct Primary Care restores the provider-to-patient relationship to what it should be - a relationship. It's through this model that we can provide healthcare, not health insurance, where the patient will always remain the center and purpose of our care."


Matt Dinsmore, ARNP is a local native of the Spokane area who has grown up in Nine Mile Falls, Washington and graduated from Lakeside High School in 2005. His interest in sciences began as early as kindergarten as he desired to “be a scientist when I grow up” and received a microscope for his 6th birthday. His interests eventually developed into human sciences and he received his Bachelors in Nursing Science through Washington State University (WSU) in 2009. After spending six years in the Emergency Room at Providence Holy Family (as an ER Tech and ER Nurse) he returned to WSU to get his advanced degree in nursing and graduated in 2012 as a Family Nurse Practitioner. It’s from his nursing background that he derives his ideology of care to be patient advocacy.

Matt’s broad experience includes evaluating injured veterans through the Compensation and Pension Department at the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Administration, treating peripheral neuropathy with a venture capitalist group in Spokane Valley, and most recently spent 4 1/2 years providing rural primary care services to his home town of Nine Mile Falls through a local Federally Qualified Community Health Center.
Matt enjoys being involved at his local church, spending time with his family (wife and three children), geocaching, and occasionally brewing a cider that is always too dry. Along with providing on call coverage for Direct Primary Care, Matt is also the CEO and Owner.

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