Direct Primary Care (DPC) is healthcare as it should be without the red tape of insurance companies.
DPC is a simple healthcare business model that removes insurance companies from basic primary care. Patients pay a monthly fee in exchange for unrestricted access to their physician for primary care services either in person, on the phone, text or email and sometimes house calls. Monthly membership fees include general adult physicals, women’s healthcare, newborn and pediatric care, chronic disease management, wellness education, minor procedures and coordinating with specialists when needed.
The traditional fee for service model of healthcare has left many doctors overwhelmed and unable to spend quality time with their patients due to the number of patients the physician must see everyday in order to keep their doors open. This way of business has also left many patients frustrated and confused. With so many other patients, wait times are often long and visits with the physician are short. Then when the insurance denies a procedure or medication the physician recommends- patients are the one’s not receiving the care they deserve.
DPC is having a physician on retainer.
With Direct Primary Care- the physician can focus on you and your health and not what the insurance company will approve or deny. Under the DCP model, there’s no rush to patient visits. The physician and patient can take their time to thoroughly develop a trust relationship. It is estimated that physicians in a traditional practice can spend up to half of their day engaged in non-patient administrative tasks.
Direct Primary Care physicians have the ability to provide better quality healthcare for patients because we remove the bureaucracy dealing with the health insurance company. Patients with greater access to personalized healthcare are happier with their experiences and can experience better outcomes.
Doctors went to medical school in order to help people and the DPC model brings physicians back to doing what they love- patient care.