Direct Primary Care
Direct Primary Care is not insurance and is reasonably priced (not concierge).
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an alternative model of primary care—it is not insurance. DPC prioritizes the patient-doctor relationship, minimizing the influence of outside forces such as insurance companies, large healthcare organizations, and government. It places the emphasis on you, the patient, and puts your healthcare decisions directly in the hands of you and your doctor. It is easy to see why Direct Primary Care doctors are gaining popularity across the United States.
This new model of healthcare values primary care. With DPC, your doctor gets to know you as an individual, is accessible to you, becomes your go-to contact for healthcare needs (not because you have to, but because you want to call her first), and advocates for you within the larger healthcare system. Having one healthcare professional who can be your quarterback—who knows the status of tests, the results from specialist exams, the follow-up procedures or exams needed, even the dietary or physical activity choices you are making, and more, is key to your complete picture of health. Direct Primary Care is able to offer all of this through a reasonable monthly fee that is directly between you and your physician.
DIRECT PRIMARY CARE:
- Helps you to take control of your own healthcare
- Prioritizes and supports the patient-doctor primary care relationship
- Is supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians
- Offers pricing designed to be reasonable and transparent
- Is not insurance
- Is not concierge medicine (distinguished by cost and the role of insurance)
- Is an option for employers who want to offer healthcare to employees