JULY 1, 2014 — “The Direct Primary Care Consumer Guide,” released by The Direct Primary Care Journal, is a comprehensive resource and introductory educational guide for people wanting to learn more about cash-only, direct-pay relationships with their doctor (i.e. an emerging industry called Direct Primary Care). The guidebook offers a comprehensive list of questions you should ask when you visit one of these offices, a FAQs and Answer section, how to locate a DPC doctor, and industry-specific information about the costs associated with these doctors office.
Released by The Direct Primary Care Journal, the medical industry’s news and information resources and respected trade journal, Atlanta-based healthcare writers, Catherine Sykes and Michael Tetreault released this 2014 guidebook in a practical question and answer format.
Some of the topics include: What Is Direct Primary Care; What You Can Expect and Typical Services Offered; Insurance Compatibility; How It Works With HSAs; Health Benefits; Research and Data; and The 50 Questions You Should Ask Before You Join.
“When you think of Andy Griffith-style medicine, the doctor had a clinic in the local town. It’d be strange for him to say, ‘What kind of insurance does Opie have?’” says Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief of The Direct Primary Care Journal. “Direct Primary Care (DPC) physicians and cash-only doctors stand in the gap for you. They’re hyper-convenient, affordable, reducing hospitalizations significantly, compatible with nearly every insurance plan in America and we’re learning every day that people are saving more money on their healthcare costs each month.”
People typically choose a doctor based on a personal recommendation of a trusted friend or relative. The Consumer Guide To Direct Primary Care is available to help people decide for themselves if this delivery model in healthcare can help meet their needs and the needs of others. Regardless of what they might have heard or already know, this educational resource will help guide them through the decision-making process of choosing their next doctor.
“The Direct Primary Care Consumer Guide will educate healthcare consumers about the benefits, value and cost and help them to understand the role and responsibilities of a direct-pay style doctor.” adds Catherine Sykes, co-author. “It gives people the tools and information they need to make an informed decision and find an affordable doctor in order to get the best results. The Affordable Care Act will enable self-employed and self-insured individuals and companies to move their coverage to these types of doctors in a faster, more timely manner. With the introduction of mandated health insurance coverage, long lines at the doctor’s office and the uncertainty of keeping their physician, choosing a direct primary care physician is a real, affordable and beneficial option for the families, employers and individuals who will be looking. This educational guide is the first step to understanding this new delivery model of medicine.”
“The Direct Primary Care Consumer Guide” is available for sale now at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and on Kindle eReaders. For more information, visit www.DirectPrimaryCare.com.
About The Authors
Catherine Sykes serves as the Publisher and Managing Director of The Direct Primary Care Journal, the trade publication, news agency and educational resource serving all sectors interested in this emerging healthcare industry. Ms. Sykes is a healthcare and marketing professional bringing over thirty years of experience in healthcare marketing, healthcare product and operations development, network development and management to clients and businesses for which she serves. She has consulted with and served as an advisor to national and state associations, corporations, non-profits, government advisory committees and other consultancies.
Michael Tetreault serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Direct Primary Care Journal and it’s sister publication, Concierge Medicine Today. Mr. Tetreault has over 14 years of experience as a journalist, public relations professional, brand advocate, marketing and healthcare brand manager. As Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Tetreault oversees all multimedia news stories and reporting activities for these trade publications. He is considered an expert in the fields of direct primary care, concierge medicine as well as social media marketing/pr, speaking and authoring books and ebooks such as Branding Concierge Medicine, The Five Entrepreneurial Laws of Marketing and others.
About The Direct Primary Care Journal
The Direct Primary Care Journal (The DPC Journal) is an independent trade journal and multimedia news reporting publication observing, reporting, resourcing and connecting with experts from all facets of the DPC industry. For more information, visit: www.DirectPrimaryCare.com.