OCTOBER 30, 2015 – From an office off Rampart Boulevard, Dr. Samir Qamar is building what could become a paradigm shift in American health care.
Qamar gave up being a concierge doctor to the rich and famous in Monterey, Calif., to become the driving force behind MedLion, the nation’s largest direct primary care company.
The idea is straightforward — a patient has a family practice doctor on retainer. It’s a direct transaction without any insurance involvement — no claims — no pre-approval needed. Think concierge doctor for the masses.
“You can come in as many times as you want for all your routine medical care needs. It’s nothing new. It’s just taking it back to the way it used to be before insurance did everything,” explained Qamar, CEO and founder of MedLion, the country’s largest direct primary care company.
MedLion is available to individuals, families and businesses.
MedLion DPC paired with an appropriate insurance plan can save employers up to 50 percent of their employee health care costs and still be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act mandates while offering better patient care which translates into healthier employees, said Qamar.
“Employers everywhere are looking for a way to grow their benefit structure with the new ACA laws,” he said. “We are targeting the small to midsize business market.”