While choosing a primary care physician (PCP), you may not be aware that you have an alternative to the traditional primary care model, whereby you can pay a flat fee to the doctor in exchange for services rendered.
The Benefits of a DPC Practice
A direct primary care practice is a financial arrangement made directly between you and your healthcare provider. For example, at North Bethesda Primary Care, you have the flexibility to pay Dr. Adam Possner an annual or semi-annual fee. In exchange, you receive more personalized medical attention along with other benefits based on your need.
Secondly, since DPC practices have fewer patients than those accepting insurance, the primary care physicians have the opportunity to get to know their patients and their health histories in detail, which results in more personalized care.
The fee for DPC services offers patients enhanced access to their PCP. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Preventive care
- Laboratory test collection
- Care coordination
Unlike traditional health insurance plans, DPC patients have access to same-day or next-day visits, and they have the option to send a message through the portal, call, or video chat with their doctors at any time, including after hours for urgent issues.
Another advantage of a DPC is its upfront pricing. Unlike traditional primary care practices where you receive a bill from your healthcare insurer after deductibles and copays are applied, direct primary care eliminates the hassle and any confusion. With a DPC, you know the exact yearly cost of membership, and the fee doesn’t vary based on the services you receive.
Furthermore, if you have a family with small children or have a demanding work schedule, direct primary care is an especially accommodating option since you can reach your provider at any time.
Direct Primary Care in North Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Adam Possner at North Bethesda Primary Care is a board-certified internal medicine physician offering direct primary care and a level of personalized medicine that is second to none. These include:
- 24/7 access to medical care
- Appointments at your convenience
- Exceedingly thorough physicals
- Acute illness visits
- Chronic care follow-ups
- Telemedicine visits
Our friendly and accommodating staff look forward to serving you!