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What is Direct Primary Care?

 

     Direct Primary Care (DPC) provides a solution to problems plaguing our current health care delivery system: rushed office visits, fragmented care, difficult access to a physician, and long wait times for an appointment. Instead of relying on payments from insurance companies the doctor receives payment directly from her patients, through an affordable monthly subscription fee. The simplicity of this relationship allows for easy access, personalized care and a true collaboration between patient and physician. The patient panel is limited to a manageable size that allows for quick scheduling, an hour of dedicated time per appointment instead of 15 minutes, and responsive communication following the appointment. 

     DPC does not serve as a replacement for health insurance, and it is not redundant. Instead, think of it as an excellent supplement that will make up for the deficiencies of traditional primary care. 

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