About Thrive APC 2019-03-27T08:49:28+00:00

Get to know us at Thrive APC…

Laura Stanikmas


We could not possibly be happier to complete our team in January 2019 with an amazing nurse like Laura.  As if it isn’t enough that she has extensive experience with both Primary Care and Home Health, she is intelligent, efficient, responsible, caring… basically in all ways perfect for the job!

Mary A. Medeiros


“Saving the world one person at a time” was only one reason Dr. M went out on a limb to open an independent Direct Primary Care office.  Mostly, she did it to be emotionally available to her family and friends, and to get back to loving the practice of Medicine.  Her firm belief is that there is always and only one standard worth attaining: “BETTER.”

Allison Reilly

Admin Asst

The arrival of Allie as our Administrative Assistant in October 2018 has been such a breath of fresh air!  Brilliant, inspiring and talented, Allie is going places, so we are privileged to be a steppingstone on her way to huge success in life.

…Where our mission is

To educate and empower patients, and create a true medical home where the doctor and team provide care based on passion and responsibility, virtues that cannot be dictated by any third-party health plan.

…And our vision is

A new standard of primary care where comprehensive and personalized health management is available at an affordable cost.

And where we always strive to be…


At Thrive APC, we believe the first step to providing top quality health care lies in paying attention.

  • Attention to detail. Attention to the big picture.
  • Attention to the past and what it can teach us. Attention to the future and the potential it holds.
  • Attention to scientific research so that we can stay informed. Attention to intuition, because a clinical impression often relies on that ‘gut feeling.’
  • Attention to the population. Attention to each patient.

Maintaining awareness in this way takes time and commitment. These principles are all at the heart of our philosophy and contribute to the quality that we are determined to deliver to our patients.


We treat our patients like family and believe that excellent doctoring involves more than understanding disease — it means understanding YOU. Our objective is to LISTEN without judgment and create a plan for better health based on what we hear, paired with sound medical knowledge.


True health contains so much more than meets the eye.  At Thrive APC, the very basis of our name is our commitment to do more than merely treat or avert illness or injury — rather to guide patients toward an experience of life lived to the fullest.  If an ailment befalls you, of course we will pull out the stops to address it.  But beyond this, we will teach best practices for prevention with evidence-based lifestyle counseling in areas such as smoking cessation, diet and exercise counseling, and stress management, just to name a few.  Your health and well-being are our Number One Priority for as long as your are our patient.