What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care doctors actually spend time with their patients, with standard appointment lengths ranging from thirty minutes to an hour or more. The set “subscription” fee covers all services that the physician provides, including annual exams and acute visits. Patients can directly phone, text, email, or video chat with their providers. There are no co-pays or hidden fees. Labs and radiology are often offered at deep discounts, up to 90% discount from insurance based prices. Many DPC offices have medication dispensaries on site which sell medications at wholesale prices*, resulting in prices for medications that are often lower than insurance-based co-pays.
DPC takes out the middleman, cuts through the layers of bureaucratic complexity and provides good, old-fashioned customer service — it is the best of old fashioned medicine in modern times.
We serve as a strong and unified voice in advocating and educating physicians and patients alike about the changing landscape of healthcare payment and legislative reform.
Advance the growth of innovative Direct Primary Care (DPC) practices throughout New England by cultivating collaborative relationships between primary care physicians, specialists, advanced providers and ancillary services.
To serve as a strong and unified voice to advocate for and educate physicians and patients in the changing landscape of healthcare payment and legislative reform.
Through collaborative efforts with local, State and National partners, provide educational resources for physicians, patients and healthcare organizations interested in learning more about Direct Primary Care (DPC)
Are you a physician who is tired of the hamster wheel of the medical industrial complex or a patient exhausted from the increasing complexity of a healthcare system?