Why should you have a Direct Primary Care doctor?
Direct Primary Care is an innovative practice model returning to the old way of practicing medicine – one where insurance companies and the government do not get in the middle of the patient/physician relationship.
This is just one reason you should have a Direct Primary Care doctor.
DPC allows the physician to focus on the patient, and the treatment options that best serve patients, instead of what particular medications and procedures are covered under any particular plan.
The patient receives better care and trust is developed between the patient and their doctor.
Just as it should be.
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Here are 8 reasons why you should have a Direct Primary Care Doctor:
- A Holistic Approach to Health Care
Direct Primary Care doctors take the time to consider the whole patient. All of the factors that influence health, wellness and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, body, and spirit. This means you can discuss multiple health concerns in the same appointment, possibly detecting more serious health issues in the early stages.
- Higher Level of Comfort
A comfortable, trusting relationship benefits both you and the doctor. So Direct Primary Care doctors have built their doctor/patient relationships upon mutual respect, knowledge, and trust; thus allowing for better quality and better transfer of information regarding your health.
- Time with Your Doctor
Direct Primary Care doctors take the time to listen to you. With unlimited visits each month, and up to 30 minutes for each visit, there is plenty of time to do a comprehensive diagnosis, address your concerns and discuss your overall health and wellness.
- Better Care
Surveys of 700 Direct Primary Care practices, which represent approximately 215,000 patients, found that quality measures like blood pressure control, diabetes control, immunization percentage, screening for cancer, etc. are substantially better than a comparable group of individuals not in a membership practice.
- Fewer Specialist, Hospital and ER Visits
According to a study done by a British Medical Journal showed positive health outcomes for individuals who were members of a direct primary care practice. The study found patients experienced 35% fewer hospitalizations, 65% fewer emergency room visits, 66% fewer specialist visits, and 82% fewer surgeries compared with similar populations.
- Lower Overall Health Costs
By only prescribing necessary tests, medications and procedures, Direct Primary Care doctors help to control healthcare costs. DPC physicians don’t just treat the symptoms, they spend more time analyzing your unique healthcare needs and search for the cause of your health issues.
- Patient Management
Direct Primary Care doctors limit the total number of patients in their practice. A limited practice means more focus is on you.
- Better Manage Chronic Diseases
The additional time and attention of a Direct Primary Care doctor can help patients who suffer from chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes, lupus or other diseases that are difficult to self-monitor.