Case Study – Direct Primary Care Helps Houston Employer Lower Healthcare Costs And Improve Outcomes
Low energy? Often feel worn out? You could be suffering from dangerous sleep apnea and not even know it.
If you’re someone who struggles with getting good quality sleep often, you could be dealing with a more severe, undiagnosed issue like sleep apnea.
For early Americans, a primary care physician was the first thing you looked for in town. Not the nearest Trader Joe’s; not the local gym. Having a primary care physician—with their little black bag and all—was considered one of the most important aspects of daily life.
In the age of Google, it’s easy to lose sight of the huge value primary care doctors bring into our life.
Here are 6 reasons why having a primary care physician is the best thing you can do for your health, and how you can find one that’s convenient, affordable, and skilled near you.
Hello, fellow victim-of-the-current-healthcare system. Before we get into what the heck this “direct primary care” is, we have to get one thing straight about American healthcare—we don’t have it. Instead, America has sickcare, a system that only reacts and never prevents (we’ll explain more about that later). But I’m pretty sure I don’t have to convince you that the system we have sucks, because if you know anything—you know that. But why does it suck?
If you take prescription medications, you know how expensive they can be. And when you look at it every month, the costs can quickly add up throughout the year. On average, popular prescription drugs in the U.S. cost 300% more than the median global price. Nationally,...
In the "old days", doctors making house calls were the norm. Well, with virtual primary care physicians are literally meeting with patients in their home via technology. Over the past few years, virtual patient care has disrupted traditional face-to-face care models...
Before finding First Primary Care, HOU-Oracle employees were paying hundreds of dollars out-of-pocket each month. On top of that, the company was faced with paying an enormous amount in premiums for each employee. This led Managing Director Rick Clark to deciding it was time to search for alternatives.
Phillips Kaiser, a group serving as outsource general counsel to companies primarily in the Houston area, has partnered with First Primary Care for more than 3 years. After their health insurance premiums were becoming unbearable, Phillips Kaiser opted to try a new way of doing health benefits.
The HUB Houston is a relationship centered educational program serving teenagers and young adults with neurological differences. They’re all about bringing a sense of belonging to the community so everyone feels heard, understood, and believed in. So of course, the team at HUB Houston wanted to carry that mentality through everything they did—even their employee health benefit’s strategy.
How to find care that treats mental and physical health equallyby Cassandra Wertz, MD Internal MedicineIt's more common than you think. It's more common than you think. It might be somebody coming in for the first time with symptoms of a mental health...