Why you should look into direct primary care in Raleigh
The direct primary care model of providing health care lets you trust that one person will be available to help you with your health care challenges with minimal wait time for an appointment, for a predictable cost, and without a waiting room full of patients who all need to be seen by the same person. That same doctor is available for email and telemedical consultation outside office hours.
In the DPC model, you can get to know your doctor, and your doctor gets to know you. The patient base is limited, and the calendar is kept under-scheduled, rather than over-booked. Tests and minor procedures can be done in the office. Patients receive an annual physical tailored to their health and concerns and can discuss the results and treatment plans in as much detail as they want.
Your doctor is not worried about who else he has to see before the end of the day, or whether he will meet the performance standards set by the practice management company that runs the practice. Your doctor is not limited by insurance regulations about whether you need referrals to specialists or might need a prescription for treatment that an insurance plan won’t cover.
Same-day or next-day appointments are usually available, and the monthly fee may be less than the cost of an urgent care visit that’s not part of an insurance plan’s in-network coverage.
The cost of membership in a DPC practice qualifies under the ACA. People who have insurance coverage may decide to select a plan with a higher deductible and cover the monthly fees with HSA accounts. Many patients find their total annual health care costs are the same, if not significantly less, and they are much happier with their health care. We can’t promise to keep you out of the hospital, but we can promise that we will do our best to help you manage and control chronic conditions so that you avoid the outcomes that will put you in the hospital.