Essential Care Family Medicine: Now accepting new patients

In-Focus | Published July 5, 2023

 Dr. Marcus Koss

Dr. Marcus Koss

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Preventive care, through regular check-ups and early detection, is essential to maintaining health and avoiding illness.

Marcus Koss, M.D., a board-certified family medicine physician with two decades of experience, launched Essential Care Family Medicine last year to deliver high-quality, comprehensive healthcare to patients across all age groups, from children to geriatrics.

Following the closure of several local medical practices in recent years, Dr. Koss and his staff have stepped in to provide primary care to those who desire to reestablish regular care with a physician they can count on.

“Primary care physicians are recognized as the gatekeepers of medical care, being the first to encounter various presentations of illness, diagnose conditions and initiate treatment,” said Dr. Koss. “I encourage people to come in early and prioritize their health because prevention is much easier than treatment.” While maintaining its status as a private practice, Essential Care has established affiliations with Henry Ford and Beaumont health systems, which means that patients can receive referrals to a range of providers or systems based on their individual needs and preferences.

“During the last year, we have also seen quite a few patients who haven’t had a checkup or any medical care in two or three years due to the pandemic,” said Dr. Koss. “Some of these patients are discovering new health issues that are causing them to finally get back into the mindset of putting themselves first and reassessing their health.”

He credits the success of his practice to the teamwork that he and his staff have established over the last 10 years. Dr. Koss’ staff has extensive experience in resolving patients’ insurance issues and getting them the best referrals for their needs.  “Our medical assistant brings more than 36 years of certified medical assistant expertise and with blood draws, which we do here on site,” he added. “I am proud of the people I work with, who are willing to serve the community in the way that they do. Each of us finds great personal satisfaction in guiding our patients through the healing process.”

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the office is handicapped accessible.  Lab work and EKGs are also conducted on the premises.  Telemedicine options are available for those preferring online consultations, which  allows patients to receive care from the comfort of their homes without compromising the quality of service. A patient portal enables seamless scheduling of appointments, bill pay and access to personal medical records.

Essential Care Family Medicine is located at 21603 East Eleven Mile Rd. in St. Clair Shores. To make an appointment, call (586) 280-2100 or visit Follow “Essential Care Family Medicine” on Facebook.