Dr. Tyris “Ty” Ford was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana (Midwest region). Dr. Ford relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana (home of the Indianapolis Colts Football Team and Indy 500 racetrack) to pursue a college career at Marian University. He worked and lived in Indianapolis for over ten years, with most of his work experience in various healthcare settings.
Dr. Ford completed his Bachelor of Science (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a concentration in Family Practice at Marian University in 2017 and 2020. Shortly after graduating with his DNP, he relocated to the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia) to begin his career as a Nurse Practitioner. In 2022, he launched TNJ Direct Primary Care as an independent practice devoted to providing comprehensive primary care to patients and families who seek a genuine and empowering relationship with their healthcare provider, which they deserve. Additionally, TNJ Direct Primary Care delivers services not under the scrutiny of healthcare insurance carriers but under a membership-based model, which means increased access to your healthcare provider, extended health visits, house calls, and much more. He has over ten years of clinical healthcare experience, with five years in the acute care setting before earning his doctorate.
In addition to his belief in providing holistic care to everyone, Dr. Ford believes one’s health should be regarded as if it is a journey. The journey to optimal health should not be traveled alone but with a trusted healthcare provider who genuinely cares about you and your overall health. Considering the complexities of the current healthcare system, including long waits, rushed visits, inconveniences, impersonal and overworked healthcare providers, and regulations of insurance providers, Dr. Ford seeks to build a clinic where genuine and productive relationships are cultivated with patients to make primary care more personal, convenient, and valuable. Dr. Ford is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of all patients, especially Black/African Americans, sexual and gender minorities, and other vulnerable minority groups who are most likely to experience health disparities.