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How Does Direct Primary Care Differ From Traditional Primary Care?

In the traditional fee-for-service, insurer-billed healthcare industry, burdensome insurance company requirements are leaving many primary care physicians crunched for time. That’s one reason why quality facetime with a doctor – that lasts longer than a few fleeting minutes – is becoming increasingly hard to come …

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Direct Primary Care Organizations

Direct primary care (DPC) is an innovative primary healthcare model that helps people stay healthier while spending less on healthcare. Unlike traditional primary care practices, which are forced to serve the needs of insurers, DPC practices eliminate the “middlemen” and exclusively serve the needs of …

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Is Direct Primary Care Right for You?

Today, more and more savvy people are choosing to take advantage of direct primary care (DPC) – an innovative alternative to the traditional, fee-for-service healthcare model. Wondering if it’s right for you? Consider that DPC takes primary healthcare back to basics – back to a …

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What Is a Direct Primary Care Membership?

Like many Americans, you’ve probably grown frustrated with the modern healthcare system – and for good reason. In the last five years, health insurance deductibles increased by a staggering 49%. And, at the same time, physicians became less accessible to their patients as they struggled …

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Direct Primary Care vs. Insurance

Over the last several decades, health insurance coverage has expanded dramatically, and many plans now encompass everything from the catastrophic to the routine. But, along with that expansion came soaring costs. The statistics are staggering. Since 2011, the average patient’s health insurance deductible has increased …

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Direct Primary Care Statistics

As an alternative to fee-for-service (FFS) medicine that is fully supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), direct primary care (DPC) operates outside the traditional primary health care delivery system. Because no insurance companies are involved, neither patients nor physicians are required to …

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Does Direct Primary Care Count as Insurance?

As an innovative alternative to the customary, fee-for-service primary health care model, direct primary care (DPC) is gaining popularity among patients and physicians alike. If you’re curious about DPC, you might be wondering if it is the same thing as insurance. It is not. Because …

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Direct Primary Care & Pediatrics

Optimum Direct Care is a membership-based, direct primary care (DPC) practice that includes pediatrics. What does DPC mean? Essentially, we work exclusively for you and your family – not big and overbearing insurance companies. The way we practice medicine is a fundamental change from what …

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