What is Direct Primary Care?

Direct Primary Care…it’s like private jet ownership for every employee lucky enough to work for employers who cover the monthly fee. It’s top-shelf care for all wage levels. Eliminates

  • #burnout
  • #functionallyuninsured
  • #factorymedicine

Only about 4 percent of family doctors reported working in direct primary care practices last year, according to a survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians. There are 1,200 practices in the US, according to the Direct Primary Care Journal. Typical patient fees are about $75 per month or $900 annually, studies show. Some patients who have tried direct primary care say they’ve gotten their money’s worth.

Susan Meyer, a 55-year-old attorney, didn’t have any pressing health issues when she had her annual physical this year. But she noticed a blemish on her wrist. Scott recommended a biopsy. It turned out to be skin cancer. Meyer’s monthly fee covered the physical, diagnosis and surgery to remove the cancer. She paid $100 for the biopsy.

“It was exactly the way health care should be: remarkably efficient and cost-effective,” she said.