What Is a Direct Primary Care Membership?

Aug 22, 2019

What Is a Direct Primary Care Membership? Orlando FLLike 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 to keep up with burdensome insurance company requirements. Indeed, the concept of a close doctor-patient relationship seems to have gone the way of house calls – now nothing more than a quaint feature of a bygone era.

If you’re interested in exploring a better alternative, consider a direct primary care (DPC) membership. DPC represents what primary healthcare once was – a patient-centric solution that will allow you to save time and money while enhancing your health for life.

How Does a DPC Membership Work?

With a DPC membership, you receive comprehensive primary healthcare services without having to deal with the hassles of insurance. Instead of charging a separate fee for each service and then billing your insurer, a DPC practice charges you a set monthly fee. In exchange, you receive unlimited access to your primary care physician, including as many office visits as you want, as well as after-hours access via voice, videoconferencing, and SMS text. You also benefit from unrushed appointments and seamless coordination of care. In addition, you receive in-office diagnostic testing at no extra cost, discounted imaging and lab services performed off-site, and free generic prescriptions from the office formulary.

DPC Is a Game-Changer

As compared to a traditional primary care doctor, a DPC doctor has far fewer patients, which means he or she has more time to get to know you and your medical history. The end result? More personalized care that focuses on the prompt resolution of acute issues, effective management of chronic illnesses, and educational and preventive services designed to help you lead a healthier life.

In sum, a DPC membership empowers you to make informed healthcare decisions with the guidance of a trusted physician – without having to worry about billing codes, copayments, or deductibles. And, because there is no “middleman,” the pricing structure is always transparent and straightforward.

Your Primary Healthcare Solution

Optimum Direct Care is a DPC practice in Orlando, FL. We’re proud to offer an unparalleled healthcare experience that is personal, honest, unrestricted, and comprehensive from start to finish. Contact us today to learn more.

“My husband and I are big fans of Dr. Toni Muzzonigro and ODC. She takes great time and care in both listening to us and explaining medical issues. We didn’t get this when we were part of an HMO or PPO healthcare network. For those rare emergencies, I can reach her after hours and receive an immediate response. We also like that she is not totally westernized in her viewpoints and will give holistic advice. Erin and the staff are amazing. They are warm and welcoming. You don’t feel like a number when you visit ODC. Love them!”