What is Direct Physician Care?
Direct Physician Care (DPC) is a membership medicine model that is much more affordable than traditional concierge medicine. DPC is available outside traditional insurance plans. When you remove insurance from the Primary Care equation, you lower costs, align incentives, & improve access.
By joining our DPC practice, you can plan for the unexpected and secure access to your health care team when needed. We believe in health care, not sick care. As a member of our practice, you can take advantage of personalized health coaching and chronic disease management, as well as a full scope of preventative and urgent care services. By addressing medical issues early, you can often avoid adverse outcomes and unexpected expenses.
Patients over Profits
Only you and your doctor should direct your health care. DPC allows you to establish a relationship with your doctor without interference from health insurance companies that do not have your interest at heart. Our only focus is on our members and their health. We believe in innovative evidence-based medicine that improves the quality of the lives we serve.
So how does it work?
What is the cost of DPC membership?
Our DPC membership plans are priced based on age. The average cost is $150 per month for an adult and $75 per month for a child. We also offer family plans for those with children under 18. Please contact our office for specific pricing.
All of our memberships include:
- Unlimited visits for medical needs & urgent care issues
- Deep discounts on labs, imaging & point of care testing
- Medically necessary procedures, such as joint injections, ingrown nail removals, laceration repair & suturing
- An annual physical exam (including general health screening labs & EKG as indicated)
- After-hours virtual access for urgent medical needs
How Does Insurance Work with Direct Physician Care (DPC)?
As a Direct Physician Care practice, we do not bill insurance companies for our services. We bypass the middleman by establishing an all-access membership to all of our services at one low monthly rate. We don’t charge co-pays or deductibles and we don’t discriminate based on pre-existing conditions.
We can refer you to an insurance specialist to add supplemental catastrophic coverage to your membership plan. In most cases, this approach will save money while providing exponentially superior care.