You deserve better healthcare.

Traditional physicians are heavily influenced by the insurance companies that pay them. These physicians often see 30+ patients a day and manage between 2,000 and 5,000 patients.

We are different. We work for you. Your Essential Health monthly subscription ensures that you are part of a very small group of patients each one of our doctors manages – typically less than 200. This means you get plenty of time throughout the year to meet with your doctor to focus on prevention.

If you get sick, you can connect directly with your doctor anytime 24/7, and skip the wait times you get with traditional practices. Have a question? Send your doctor an email or text message and get a direct response. Fast.

We approach health care in a new way by evaluating the root causes of illness from a functional and integrative perspective. We get to know your personal health profile and help get you to where you want to be with an actionable plan leading to optimal health.

We are with you every step of the way, every day.

Meet Our Team

James “Jay” Stevens, MD, CAQSM, ABAARM, FAAFP

Jennie Welner, FNP-BC, ABAAHP, FAARM

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What do our clients say?

M. Koselke

"I would totally recommend coming here for any type of hormone replacement therapy. They make you feel welcome and valued. When you get the tests done, not only are you given a copy of the results, but they take the time to go over all of them with you. If you're not sure they will explain what certain things are and why they are important. I had gone to another company for therapy, but never got this type of service, and attention to detail. It's in your best interest to visit or call them at Essential Health. I know they have made a huge difference in how I feel. Thank you so very much!"

J. Lawson

"I have been very fortunate in my lifetime, but never more fortunate than when I met Dr. James Stevens, the most competent, considerate, and committed doctor I have ever known. He indeed is a rare find in this very rush about, not enough time world. He has been my wife's and my doctor for over twenty years. He has not only treated what ails us but is committed to our ongoing wellness and has been there at every turn when we needed him. If this sounds a bit over-blown for a doctor, I would say you would be right but then again you would need to find for yourself why we feel that way."


Essential Health - Cary

3750 NW Cary Pkwy, Suite 111
Cary, NC 27513


Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday, 8 am - 12 pm

You deserve better healthcare.