WHITE PAPER: Specialties Inside The Direct Primary Care (DPC) Industry
When our team examined the specialty medial offices inside the Direct Primary Care industry, we looked at basic service offerings, specialty services, ancillary offerings and much more. What we learned was that primary care and visits to a DPC practice for routine examinations are not enough to keep patients happy and coming back year after year.
The research and data collection arm of The Direct Primary Care Journal, The Collective, examined 500 direct-pay and cash-based medical practices in four of the most popular states in which direct primary care, cash-only clinics and retail healthcare offices are located from April of 2013 thru April of 2014 looking at them from a specialty perspective. They found that among the operating physician practices in California, New York, Georgia and Florida, four of the top 5 most highly populated states in this industry, the following:
- 42% of Cash-based, Direct-Pay Practices are Internal Medicine/Primary Care
- 27% of Cash-based, Direct-Pay Practices are Family Medicine.
- 17% of Cash-based, Direct-Pay Practices are Osteopathic Medicine.
- 14% of Cash-based, Direct-Pay Practices are specialty physicians, which range which include: pediatric concierge care; neurology; cardiology; urgent care; chiropractic; anti-aging and hormone replacement; acupuncture; gynecology; dentistry and addiction recovery medicine.
- Many practices are expanding their operating hours to accommodate working Moms and Dads while continuing to remain open scheduling and offer same-day visits, Saturday’s also.