Many of us have now heard about Direct Primary Care. Direct Primary Care is a model of care where individuals or business owners pay a low monthly fee to have themselves, their families and/or their employees become members of a Direct Primary Care practice. This allows them to receive unlimited access to primary care with no copays.
All visits, procedures, and in-office testing are included in the membership and medications administered in-office are heavily discounted. Labs and imaging are also deeply discounted. If patients require additional or specialized care that the practice is not able to provide, Direct Primary Care doctors work to help their members find the least expensive options for the specialized care.
The Direct Primary Care model also has the additional benefits of being able to provide timely and personalized care when compared to traditional models of care. This is because by separating patient care from traditional insurance, Direct Primary Care eliminates insurance red tape and allows doctors to focus solely on taking care of their patients.
However, there is still confusion about who the Direct Primary Care model is intended to serve. Direct Primary Care serves the following groups of people:
- People with no insurance who need regular access to primary care.
- People with high deductible health insurance plans who need to reduce their out- of-pocket expenses.
- Young people who have aged out of their parent’s insurance plans but do not have a job that provides health insurance benefits.
- College or Graduate students who are no longer on their parent’s health plans and need affordable access to primary care.
- Small business owners who make too much money to qualify for low-cost health insurance through healthcare.gov.
- Anyone or any company that is self-insured and needs to lower their healthcare expenses.
- Busy professionals and business owners who need the convenience of same day visits, video visits and the ability to reach their doctor by texting.
- Anyone who is not receiving appropriate primary care in the traditional insurance system.
- Older patients who are not getting the quality of care they need in the traditional system.
For more information about our practice, contact us by email at [email protected] or via phone call at (281) 978-2624