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Direct Primary Care popularity is certainly on the rise, especially with health care costing more and more as time goes on. The hyper-inflated rates charged by insurance ‘networks’ is one of the main factors causing people to look at other options. However, some who already have health insurance may question whether or not a Direct Primary Care membership is the right move for a family.
If you are wondering how to improve your family’s access to high-quality health care coverage and reduce out of pocket costs, this article about membership-based primary care is something you will want to delve into. Keep reading to gain a clearer understanding of whether or not DPC is right for your family.
Is Direct Primary Care Good for Families?
Yes. It is a one-stop-shop
In many situations, membership in First Primary Care practice can handle 80-90% of what people need to see a doctor for – including the whole family. It takes care of all nicks, cuts, and questions most families have throughout the year. A majority of why people want or need to see a doctor is actually fairly routine and predictable.
Years ago, having a “family doctor” was extremely common. However, in recent years, it has become less and less common for that to be true. Now you have to wait weeks to see your doctor. And only get a few minutes of face-to-face time with your doctor.
With Direct Primary Care membership, families can again have the same doctor – for both parents and children. This adds a new level of convenience to the lives of families, as it allows them to avoid running around from one doctor’s office to another when appointments are needed for multiple family members. We say it’s like having a doctor in the family.
Yes. It provides families with highly personalized, individualized attention and care
DPC physicians are known to give personalized customized care as they have 50-75% fewer patients overall and, thus, more time to focus on each individual patient. The average wait time to speak to a doctor is minutes, not hours. Appointments are usually the same day or next. Wait times are virtually zero. This is a great benefit for families, especially those with small children.
Particularly for families with babies or growing kids, receiving personalized care and an abundance of attention can be helpful to parents who have many questions and are intricately involved in the health and well-being of their child – and, to be honest, what parent isn’t? Our doctors have invested quite a bit of time getting to know patients and they get to know them backward and forwards. They’re endlessly committed to providing each family member with the best care, putting parents’ minds at ease.
Yes. It provides unrestricted access to care and attention
Kids don’t operate on a 9-5 schedule, and with membership to a primary care practice, your doctor doesn’t either. One of the many benefits of being a part of a DPC is that doctors are available almost all the time, reachable by text, phone, or email. This allows parents to quickly and easily get in touch with their family doctor, getting the advice they need to start treating their child immediately in the event of an illness. This peace of mind means the world to a worried parent and can make a big difference in helping children get better as soon as possible. This means less work missed for parents and a happier and healthier family.
Adding a DPC membership can enhance your family life in monumental ways. Healthcare is one of the most important things in the lives of many, and this is particularly true for families with children that need to be diligently cared for by doctors. Not only that but membership to a primary care practice has been proven to reduce your overall out-of-pocket costs. Get in touch and one of our doctors would love to discuss how our membership-based medicine model can work for you.