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EDMOND, OK (KWTV/CBS) – Direct primary care is one of the newest trends in medicine, and the concept is quickly catching on.

Instead of paying for every doctor visit or every co-pay, direct primary care allows patients to pay a monthly subscription fee that gives them 24-hour access to their doctor.

Dr. Jeffrey Davenport was the first direct primary care doctor in Oklahoma. He started last April after years of feeling fatigued, seeing dozens of patients a day and jumping through insurance company hoops.

“Physicians are sick and tired of dealing with 25 patients a day and not really getting a chance to take good care of them,” Davenport said. “Just treat them and street them, and they have a third of their time on paperwork.”

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SOURCE: http://www.wlox.com/story/28708414/doctors-using-subscription-services-to-care-for-patients

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