Health care reform centers on providing every single person with affordable health care. What about the other individuals who don’t want government backed health care? Obamacare seems confusing, complicated, and it may not give certain people the health care they want.
Instead there’s an alternative option that’s attracting doctors and patients alike. Direct primary care (DPC) may be the right choice for you and your family.
Keeping it Simple
Do you often get lost amidst the countless forms and paperwork shoved your way at hospitals and doctor’s offices? Receiving health care shouldn’t confuse you.
Doctors who practice DPC avoid the messy situations created at hospitals. They don’t waste the time and money spent handling an overabundance of paperwork for doctors and patients. Patients agree to pay fees up front for services doctors provide.
These aren’t outrageous bills that set you back for years. Most DPC physicians let patients pay annual or monthly fees like a phone bill for ongoing treatment.
Patients deal directly with the doctor.
No Third-Party Payer
By not accepting third-party payers such as insurance companies, this simplifies the doctor/patient relationship even more. There’s no insurance provider driving up health care costs. There’s no complications with finding a doctor who is covered by insurance.
DPC cuts out the unnecessary middle man. Some DPC providers suggest keeping health insurance in case of emergencies, but at least patients can limit the extent of using insurance.
Most DPC doctors tend to have a smaller client base. With fewer patients to care for, they can spend more time concentrating on individual patient’s medical needs.
You don’t want to wait for hours to see your doctor! You shouldn’t have a five minute checkup because your doctor is rushing from patient to patient to fit everyone in their schedule.
The increased personal care enhances the doctor/patient relationship in a major way. This allows more opportunities for questions and overall better communication. Patients and doctors who communicate better, have fewer issues with medical care.
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