Patricia Ridings, FNP
Patricia Ridings is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She usually goes by Pat or Patty. She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She grew up in a large family on a farm in rural Pittsburg Kansas. She and her husband and daughter live in rural Cherokee, Kansas. They have two dogs and a cat. Patty's interest as an RN took her to Kansas City for a year and then more locally working in areas such as ICU, Dialysis, Medical Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatrics and OB. She taught at Labette Community College for 6 years. The majority of her FNP career has been caring for families in the local community. Outside of the local community, Patty has had a recent opportunity to travel and serve areas of need through Docs Who Care, Olathe Ks. They provide care through
Indian Health Services ( IHS ) and Critical Access Hospitals and Clinics.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pittsburg State University in 1989. She later earned her Masters degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011 from Pittsburg State University. Her experience as a Nurse Practitioner has been serving patients in a family practice setting as well as time in an Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology office. This back ground provided assessment skills and experience to evaluate and manage many health needs. It is important to Patty that she is able to work in a setting where she can build a relationship with her patients and give them the best care possible. She can make referrals to specialists when needed and help find necessary resources for patients.
Patty enjoys getting to know her patients so that is why a Direct Care practice is a perfect fit for her. She also realizes that sometimes a patient just needs a quick evaluation for a current or acute illness and may already have a regular provider. She is glad to help when available for this type of appointment in these circumstances. When not at work, Patty enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and family, and time enjoying music, volunteering and gardening.
One of the biggest (and most important) differences you’ll find between us, a Direct Care practice, and other traditional family practices is the number of patients we see.
Most family docs in Kansas routinely include 2,500 patients or more in their practices. Others around the country are even more packed— 3,000 to 4,000 patients!
With Ridings Healthcare, you’ll be part of an intimate family practice where I treat hundreds of patients compared to thousands. With this solid foundation, the advantages are inevitable and plentiful.
As a member of Ridings Healthcare, you’ll have access to the following:
Unlimited access to care when its needed.
Literally. After hours, weekends, holidays – there’s no bad time to receive excellent medical care. If you need one visit a month or multiple appointments - there is no extra charge. These services are part of your membership.
I am committed to being available and will have provider coverage for those times when I schedule time off.
Extended, relaxed visits.
You won’t feel rushed through an appointment and there’s never a question you won’t have time to ask. We will have time to partner for your best care. This will allow for risk assessment, preventative care, medication review and education. Part of the relationship you’ll build with me is based on your understanding of your care. That’s what I call personal healthcare.
Same-day and next-day service scheduling.
Because I have reserved my time for a select few, there will be no “squeezing you in.” You’re a priority and you’ll feel like one. Patty has a goal of taking only 300 well cared for patients!!
I understand there may be times when making it into my office can be challenging and a home visit would be more beneficial… in these circumstances, I will come to you. My service area is approximately 30 miles surrounding Pittsburg, KS. My promise is to provide quality care, value and convenience. I will give case by case evaluation of your needs.
Full access via technology.
You’ll be able to reach me via phone, e-mail, text, webcam and more. There are so many ways to get in touch when you are in need of care or have health care questions.
An annual physical.
This exam will be fitted to your personal medical needs. It’s all about you and your specific wellness goals.
Age specific wellness labs and an EKG are provided at no extra cost to you.
Diagnostic and procedural benefits.
Treatment of Acute Illness, Cough/Sore throat, Sinus Infection, Flu, Ear Aches, Ear Wax Removal, Rash, UTI, Injuries, Simple Wound Closure, Office Procedures, Skin Tag/Wart removal, Punch Biopsy, Wellness Screenings, Well Women Exams, Weight Loss Evaluations, Hormone Replacement: Men and Women, Sports Physicals, Work Notes, Treatment of Chronic Anemia, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Thyroid Disease, Depression/Anxiety, Osteoporosis, Vitamin B 12 Deficiency, Vitamin D Deficiency, Sleep Disturbance. Family Practice Care.
Wholesale labs and savings on medication.
Riding's Healthcare is happy to partner with Mag Lab of Pittsburg, KS for lab services. When tests are needed, Patty can order for her Direct Care Members at a great savings. Ultrasound services thru Focal point with member discounts. Specialty referrals as needed.
Services through "TLC" Trinity Life Counseling, Sliding scale fee - call 417-388-9872.
In office treatments and injections are either free or steeply discounted depending on what is needed. Price lists available.
We pass our benefits right to you.
As a partner in your general wellness, I'm fully invested in your healthcare goals. This is why I offer complete transparency into my practice, billing and communication processes.
Here at Ridings Healthcare, our pricing system is very straightforward – just like it should be.
No hidden costs or impossibly complicated invoices. If you have questions, simply ask.
We’re happy to walk you through anything. In the meantime, take a look at our Membership Fees, browse our Frequently Asked Questions, or sign up to become a member below.
We’re glad you’re here.
Children 0-19 years old, $10/month with one adult member required.
At this time, we are not able to provide routine vaccinations. Call to discuss how we can help arrange these for you.
Adults 20-44 years old, $30/month
Adults 45- 64 years old, $50/month
Adults 65+ $65/month
Employer groups with 3+ employees, $25/month per adult regardless of age. May add employee's spouse for $25.00/month. May add their children for $10/month per child.
For Nursing home and home-bound patients, call for details
Any questions - just ask.
Frequently asked questions
“What is Ridings Healthcare?”
“Is concierge medicine the same as Direct Primary Care?”
"What sets Ridings Healthcare apart from other practices?"
“Will I benefit from Ridings Healthcare if I don’t require frequent medical attention?”
“Does Patricia Ridings Direct Primary Care accept health insurance?”
“As a patient of Patty Ridings DPC, will I still need health insurance?”
“Can you help me find affordable insurance for my family or my business?”
“If I have Medicare, can I still join Ridings Healthcare?”
“Is my membership to Ridings Healthcare tax deductible?”
“What happens if I need to go to the hospital or see a specialist?”
“Can children become members of Patty Ridings DPC?”
Do you accept HMOs, Tricare Prime or Medicaid?
“Can I contact you after hours? And how?”
“What if I need medical attention while I’m away from home?”
“Are my medical records ever shared with insurance carriers or pharmaceutical companies?”
“How will I know if the providers/staff of Patty Ridings DPC are right for me?”
2809 N Broadway Suite I
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
*and by appointment outside regular hours and weekends as needed