What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative healthcare model where physicians partner with their patients to provide primary care services under a flat, periodic membership fee. By moving outside of the administrative burdens of the traditional insurance-based billing system, DPC practices are able to provide a wide spectrum of care in a transparent, affordable manner. DPC practices—now a grassroots movement numbering over 1000 nationwide—are able to do this while offering patients a higher level of service, communication, and relationship, than what is often found in our dysfunctional healthcare system.
Philosophically, the model is intended to restore the patient-physician relationship without the intrusion of insurance companies.
For a practice to qualify as a Direct Primary Care practice the practice:
It's often been said that "once you see one Direct Primary Care practice, you've seen one Direct Primary Care practice', benefits of the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model generally include: