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Whether You Call It “Direct Primary Care” or “Concierge Medicine,” Is It The Future?

Good thoughts, Dan. I’ve been writing about these concepts for years. DPC is a ‘mass-market variant of concierge medicine, distinguished by its low prices.’ Simply stated, the biggest difference between ‘direct primary care’ and retainer based practices is that DPC takes a low, flat rate fee whereas omodels, (although plans may vary by practice) – usually charge an annual retainer fee and promise more ‘access’ to the doctor. This primary care business model gives these type of providers the time to deliver more personalized care to their patients and pursue a comprehensive medical home approach. One in which the provider’s incentives are fully aligned with the patient’s incentives.

The Healthcare Marketer

Screen Shot 2013-09-08 at 12.30.49 PMFor a while now I’ve been meaning to write a post about “Direct Primary Care” or “Concierge Medicine.” This is a trend that doesn’t get enough attention at a time when everyone is talking about creating sustainable models of care. Recently I received the nudge I needed to write this post. Patrick Jonas, MD, (@apjonas on Twitter), sent me a Tweet about the Direct Primary Care National Summit coming up October 11 & 12, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. (You may know of Dr. Jonas from his Dr. Synonymous Blog and the Dr. Synonymous Show on Blog Talk Radio.)

Here’s how Direct Primary Care is explained on the Direct Primary Care Coalition website (http://www.dpcare.org/):

“Direct primary care practices offer a membership-based approach to routine and preventive care that can dramatically reduce health care costs for individuals, families and businesses.

At the core of a direct primary care…

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  1. Of course yes, This newly concept gain it’s popularity day-by-day and it’s really beneficial for patients as well.



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