Overall Benefits of Direct Primary Care
- Compassionate, experienced providers
- Deep discounts on labs, meds, and imaging
- Transparent pricing
- Access to your doctor via text, email, chat or phone
- All for the price of a gym membership or cell phone
What is DPC?
DPC stands for “Direct Primary Care.” It is a newer, alternative payment model that removes the intrusiveness of health insurance, and delivers affordable and personal care. Empowering the patient-doctor relationship, and removing billing and intrusive insurance reduces the overhead of additional staff. This saves time and expenses for both the patient and the doctor. For a low, flat monthly fee, patients get:
- unlimited office visits with no copays
- direct access to the doctor by phone/text/email
- same/next day visits -access to discounts on labs/pathology/imaging
- all without the need for insurance!
- provides affordable and more personal care.
How it works:
1. The patient-doctor relationship is created and strengthened due to not being fettered by hurried interactions and worry about access to care. DPC practices have extended hours, ready access to urgent care, and patient panel sizes small enough to support commitment to service.
2. Patients choose their own physician and are fully engaged and empowered partners in their healthcare! With accurate information at the door, patients are fully involved in making their own medical and financial choices. There is full transparency with DPC
3. DPC eliminates fees-for-service (FFS) incentives in primary care. FFS is replaced with a simple flat monthly fee that covers comprehensive primary care services.
4. Providers through DPC are committed advocates for patients. They have time to make informed, appropriate referrals, and support patient needs when they are outside primary care. DPC providers accept the responsibility to be available to patients, serving as patient guides.
5. DPC providers believe that healthcare must provide more value to the patient and the system. The ultimate goal is health and wellbeing, not simply treatment for the disease.