​Direct Primary Care: An Alternative to Health Care You Need to Know About by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP

Family Health
6 years ago

​Direct Primary Care: An Alternative to Health Care You Need to Know About

Physicians across the country are becoming increasingly frustrated by medical insurances dictating how they treat their patients. “Health care doesn’t have to be expensive. It’s the insurance plans that drive up costs and dictate how doctors practice,” explains Dr. Kristen Xeller, owner of Quiet Corner Family Practice, a Direct Primary Care (DPC) family practice. DPC is an alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing allowing better patient care. DPC typically charges patients an annual fee that covers all or most of the patient’s primary care services. Patients should continue to acquire insurance for emergency situations requiring hospitalization or other services not covered by the retainer.

Dr. Xeller decided to switch practice models due to her frustrations with limited time with patients due to overbooked schedules, the pressure of adding new patients, numerous after hours insurance paperwork and its impact on her family life. Physicians want a trusting relationship with their patients and with DPC they’re able to provide patients with exceptional quality of care without insurance mandates. Here are some advantages of DPC:

  • Accessibility to physicians.
  • Consistency of care.
  • Direct email, phone and/or text with your physician.
  • Longer office visits.
  • Helps decrease emergency room visits.
  • Improved quality of care.

Learn more by visiting QuietCornerFamilyPractice.com

The information on 30Seconds.com is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire ... and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Shattering Myths About Nurse Practitioners: Why NPs Make Great Primary Care Providers

Palliative Care: Here's Why You or Your Loved One Doesn’t Have to Suffer

Nurse Practitioners: 7 Reasons Patients Are Choosing NPs As Their Primary Care Providers

Suicides Related to Parkland & Sandyhook School Shootings: Long-Term Mental Health Care Is Needed After Tragedies!

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Mindfulness, Meditation & Parenting: 5 Mindful Mantras for Moms & Dads

Emotional Support Pets Guide: How to Obtain an Emotional Support Animal

Don't Just Spring Clean Your Closets: 3 Easy Ways to Cleanse Your Body, Mind & Soul

Mindful Parenting: How to Parent Mindfully When the To-Do List Never Ends!