What Does Direct Primary Care Cover?Apr 23, 2021
Direct Primary Care is an innovative healthcare delivery model that prioritizes patient care by fostering a strong doctor-patient relationship, something that naturally leads to a more personalized experience and, ultimately, a healthier and happier patient. As a member of a Direct Primary Care practice, you’ll have unrestricted access to a primary care physician who knows you, understands your unique medical history, and is committed to helping you achieve optimum health and wellness throughout every stage of your life.
One of the things that sets Direct Primary Care practices apart from those that operate under traditional fee-for-service or insurance based models is their unique pricing structure. Many DPC practices, like Optimum Direct Care, operate under a membership system. Patients pay their physician directly in the form of an affordable monthly membership fee, and in return they get access to a huge suite of medical services included within the cost of that membership.
What Does A DPC Membership Include
A holistic approach to medicine. At Optimum Direct Care we look at the big picture when it comes to your health! Dr. Muzzi will consider all factors that could influence your health and wellness, including your lifestyle habits. This means that you can – and will be encouraged to – discuss multiple health issues during a single consultation, which can lead to a more streamlined experience and a better health outcome.
Ample time with your doctor. You will be free to consult with your doctor as often as you like, whether in person or via telemedicine, without any waiting or time restrictions. There’s no copay for office visits, and you’re guaranteed our team’s undivided attention during each and every visit! Dr. Muzzi will take the time to fully listen to and address all of your concerns, enabling her to fine-tune your diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on your specific needs and unique medical history.
Access to a wide variety of procedures and services. In addition to unrestricted free office visits, your Direct Primary Care membership covers the cost of most primary care services, including:
- Preventive care (annual exams, well woman care, nutritional screening/guidance, vision screening, etc.)
- Urgent care
- Chronic disease management
- In-office testing (EKG, urinalysis, rapid strep, blood glucose, etc.)
- In-office procedures (laceration repair, mole removal, joint injections, cryotherapy, breast exams, splinting, etc.)
Free generic prescriptions. In addition to the services listed above, you’ll receive free generic prescriptions that are dispensed right here in our office formulary! Gone are the days of having to drive to the pharmacy after an appointment. We make the process as simple as possible for our patients!
Steep discounts on top shelf supplements. We believe that diet and nutrition are crucial building blocks in health and wellness, which is why our patients have access to top shelf supplements and other products/services at wholesale prices – no markups whatsoever. Your improved health is the only incentive we need!
Comfort and familiarity. Because you and Dr. Muzzi will develop a strong relationship based on mutual trust and respect, you can count on your office visits being relaxed and comfortable – vastly different from the cold and impersonal appointments that are so typical of the traditional fee-for-service healthcare model.
Fewer hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Dr. Muzzi will do more than address your symptoms; she will continually evaluate your healthcare needs and provide tailored recommendations on an ongoing basis to help keep you healthy. Because she’s taken the time to familiarize herself so deeply with your personal medical history and symptoms, it will be easier for her to flag issues or abnormalities early and provide care before something more serious develops – helping you cut down on trips to the ER or long hospital visits.
Specialist and hospital care coordination. If a more complex medical issue that may require specialist care does arise, Dr. Muzzi can quickly and easily discuss the specific details of your case with top specialists in fields like neurology or cardiology through RubiconMD, enabling her to provide timely, expert clinical advice and potentially eliminate the need for costly and time-consuming specialist visits.
Direct Primary Care In Orlando
If you live in the Orlando area and you’re interested in learning more about the many benefits of a Direct Primary Care membership, don’t hesitate to contact our team! You can set up a free meet and greet with our board certified family physician, Dr. Toni Muzzonigro, who will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you decide if DPC is right for you.