Direct Primary Care (or DPC) is a new kind of primary care. It’s a simpler approach that removes barriers and just focuses on you. Get in easily the same or next day, stay in touch however you want, and never feel rushed. No gimmicks.
Patients join the practice by paying a one-time registration of $75 followed by a monthly membership fee.
I also provide Certified Driver License medical exams, I-693 Immigration Medical Exams for adjustment of status, a weight optimization program (Fruit-Full Relationships™) and DPC for visitors (MD Oversees™).
I love the concept of direct primary care because I no longer feel like a number... Dr. K takes his time in getting to know his patients so he can help them the best he can. Having access to him and not wondering how much it will cost me through insurance is a HUGE bonus.”
Direct Primary Care is a new model that prioritizes the physician-patient relationship. This shouldn’t sound very “new”; it’s actually more similar to the way health care used to be. Instead of the fee-for-service model, where you may be charged copays or unexpected office visit charges, direct primary care uses a membership model to allow you to spend time with your doctor, both in person and online, reduce the cost and burden of health care, and cut down on wait times.
It’s a simpler approach to care, so that you can get what you need, when you need it.
Access, simplicity, transparency, quality. Think of DPC as having a true partner in your health journey. Anytime you need access or even have a quick question, you can very easily come in person, do a virtual visit, call us, email us, and yes, even text us at any time. Because we have a direct relationship, without insurance companies or other third parties between us, our service and pricing is simple. No surprise bills, or codes and charges you don’t understand. This enables us to be 100% transparent. Our incentives are aligned so that we are thoughtful about tests and referrals. And we finally have time together. No more 5-minute visits where the doctor barely knows your name and rushes you out. High quality care means spending time with patients to more thoroughly listen and learn about their health and goals.
We do not bill insurance, but you can still join our practice if you have it. This allows us to keep the pricing of our services simple and transparent to our members - no network, co-pay, pre-auths, denials, deductibles, restrictions, codes. You can still use your insurance for other medical practices, pharmacies, and hospital visits. You can also use insurance for your labs, imaging, and medications as well. However, we are able to negotiate directly with many vendors from these companies to offer discounted rates on these services to our members. Some patients prefer not to bill their insurance for these as a result.
Health insurance is not health care, and DPC is the latter. 80-90% of your health care needs can be managed by a Primary Care Physician (PCP), but it’s a good idea to have coverage for major events like hospital visits, surgeries, etc. - whether that is traditional insurance or an alternative like medical cost sharing. Insurance may actually make primary care more expensive.
Membership fees are charged monthly to your payment method of choice (bank account, credit, or debit card).
Yes, of course. This is a monthly membership with no long-term contracts. But the point of DPC is not to sign up only when you need it nor cancel it when you don’t. DPC works best when you believe this is the best care model for you and your family, and you have a long-term relationship.
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