What is Direct Primary Care? By Dr. Amna Husain

What is Direct Primary Care? By Dr. Amna Husain

Direct primary care (DPC) is a model of health care that fosters the physician–patient relationship, emphasizing personalized care without the constraints of health insurance.

Health insurance is not health care! In today’s broken healthcare system, DPC medicine reflects the way medicine used to be practiced. It allows patients to directly engage with their physician, without a middle man dictating care. The DPC practice bills patients directly via monthly membership fee, and in return, the patients become “members” of the office, enjoying enhanced access to their doctor and to medical care. For this reason, DPC clinics limit the number of members in order to ensure that the physician has sufficient availability for all patients without compromising the promise of personalized care.

By removing the obstacles of insurance, the doctor can provide longer visit times, same or next day appointments, and the patient has direct access to their doctor via phone, text, and email.  Because the practice is small in size, Dr. Husain personally knows your child and their medical history very well. If appropriate, long-distance care, such as virtual visits and calling in prescriptions can be utilized.

Although DPC models do not utilize insurance for the majority of services, families can still use their insurance plan for vaccination, laboratory testing, imaging, ER visits, or hospitalizations.

Remember, space is limited in order to provide personalized care to each patient.  Pure Direct Pediatrics does free meet n’ greets along with prenatal consultations.  We currently have availability so contact us today!  (Once the practice reaches capacity, families will be placed on a wait-list and notified when a spot becomes available.)

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