DIRECT PRIMARY CARE: First year medical student ‘Thompson’ hopeful for future of primary care

By Student Doctor Thompson

MAY 24, 2013 – I am a first year medical student. I have recently discovered what direct primary care is and I share with you what I know so far. It is the return of the classic family doctor. Here is an example of how a direct primary care physician might structure his or her practice: WATCH VIDEO >>



What Is Direct Primary Care?

Direct primary care (DPC) is an emerging model that has gained some attention nationally in recent years. Sometimes referred to as “retainer practices,” DPC practices generally do not accept health insurance, instead serving patients in exchange for a recurring monthly fee — usually $50 to $80 — for a defined set of clinical services.

Helpful Article … The Difference Between Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care >>


direct primary care 1Until just a few years ago, people mostly based choosing a doctor on the personal recommendation of a trusted friend or relative. Now with the advent of social media, word of mouth marketing is changing from a spoken word referral to a social media link referral.

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