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At Freedom Health Group, we know the value of money you spend on healthcare. We also know you, your family, and your employees need to stay healthy. Health insurance is expensive to buy and costs you even more to use when you think of the copays, deductibles, and coinsurance payment. That is why the Freedom Health Group membership model was created – to give individuals value for the dollars they spend on healthcare. The majority of health problems can be identified early and treated by utilizing a primary care clinic. Early recognition and treatment keep people from needing to be hospitalized.

Our team is your team – here to help when you need us. We're here to be your advocate and partner in identifying providers and specialists willing to deliver care at a fair and reasonable price. We assist and consult with our members when they are navigating the healthcare maze and can show our members ways to make their healthcare stretch without sacrificing quality of care.


Freedom Health Group Team


Blaze J. Burnham

Rick Hansen, President and CEO

Rick has coupled his over 30 years of experience in executive management and strategic management consulting with the desire to change how the healthcare industry operates. Rick believes the Freedom Health Group business model will change how primary care expanded and delivered in the future. His research also included obtaining his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix. Rick has three adventurous boys with his oldest serving in the U.S. Army.

Blaze J. Burnham

Christine Pratt, L.M.P.

Chris is a licensed massage therapist, as well as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, providing members of the Freedom Health Group special pricing on massages. Chris graduated from the American Institute of Clinical Massage in 2006 and she continues her education in Massage Therapy completing certifications in La Stone Therapy, Structural Relief Therapy, and Non-invasive Therapeutic Techniques for the Neck and Cervical Spine.


Tara Eggart, LPN, Clinical Support


Independent Healthcare Providers


Blaze J. Burnham

Blaze J. Burnham, ARNP

Blaze’s medical education and training began at the Intercollegiate Center for Nursing Education in Spokane, Washington where he received his Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. He worked eight years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center while working toward his Master's of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University. After graduating from Gonzaga University as a Nurse Practitioner Blaze spent twelve years at Whitman Medical Group in Family Practice at clinics located in Colfax, Garfield and St. John Washington. Blaze is pursuing his PhD in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University and is the Athletic Director for the Liberty School Distinct, just 25 miles south of Spokane. He is married to his lovely wife Cheri and they are blessed with three children Match, Chase, and Maisie.

Blaze J. Burnham

Deb Smith, DNP, ARNP

Deb has been practicing family practice medicine since 1986. She is a Senior Lecturer at Gonzaga University School of Nursing.


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