Frequently Asked Questions
What's included in a direct primary care membership?
Do you see children?Yes. We see patients of all ages from newborn and up.
We will not offer any immunizations at this time. Storage and administration is a costly process.
Do you offer any discounts for families that join?Yes. Our family plan covers all children in the family for $150 and is more economical for families with more than 2 kids.
What happens if I need to go to the hospital or see a specialist?In the event you need to be hospitalized we will help coordinate your care through local hospitalists and /or
the appropriate specialists.
What about referrals, testing or prescriptions?
Nothing changes. When you see a specialist, it will be a traditional visit using your medical insurance.
We are then able to follow-up with you about the visit. X-rays or other studies are ordered and set up just like in a regular practice. If we do not have a medication for you we will send a prescription to your local pharmacy.
Do you accept health insurance?No. We work directly for you, providing exceptional, personal, direct health care without the increasing constraints, limitations, and costs of insurance companies.
Does your practice accept Medicare/Medicaid patients?At this time we are not able to accept Medicare/Medicaid patients.
Will I still need health insurance?We highly recommend that you pair your membership with an insurance plan to protect against unexpected costly medical events.
Can I contact my physician after hours? And how?Because illness and injury do not respect regular office hours, you may call our on-call physician any day and at any hour. For obvious emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
Contact your doctor.
Do you perform physical and sports exams?Yes. We are happy to offer employer and sports physicals and fill out the appropriate forms as required.
These are included for free with your membership.
Do you manage chronic pain?No. Chronic pain is a very common and understandably frustrating medical problem.
It is best treated by specialists who are trained specifically in this area of medicine.
We do not treat chronic pain but are more than happy to help arrange a referral to a pain management specialist. We Do Not stock controlled pain medicines in our clinics.
Is this a new concept?This is not a new concept, but is a huge trend in health care right now.
Direct primary care—also known as "retainer medicine" or "concierge medicine"—has grown rapidly in recent years. There are roughly 4,400 direct primary care physicians nationwide, up from 756 in 2010 and a mere 146 in 2005. [Cite – Heritage website}
Is this allowed by the Affordable Care Act?Yes, direct pay or cash based medical practices are recognized in the Affordable Care Act.
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