Direct Primary Care at PureHealth Functional Family Medicine
Today’s medical field is fraught with legal landmines, confusing insurance policies, and expensive care charges. It is very difficult to get timely access to your doctor, and when you do, there is little time to spend together. Whether you’re sick, have questions, or just want wellness advice, you deserve to see a doctor when you need one. No more jumping through hoops or explaining your health to your insurance. That’s why Dr. Dan Stock of PureHealth Functional Family Medicine subscribes to the direct primary care model of medicine.
Direct Primary Care, or DPC, splits from traditional insurance-based models of primary care. DPC provides patients with more direct attention from their physician when they need it. Building a relationship with your doctor is nothing revolutionary; it’s just the fastest path to better health. For example, DPC members report 82% fewer surgeries and 65% fewer ER visits.
DPC is health care without interference
Physicians that offer Direct Primary Care simply do not bill insurance or third-party payers for patient care. By working directly with patients, doctors are able to lower their overhead. This helps them improve access to care, provide more time for patients, and decrease waiting times. This gives you more one-on-one attention from your physician at affordable cash pricing.
All this for a simple retainer fee or hourly rate. You have unlimited contact, shorter wait times, and more visitation time with your primary care physician without the influence of insurance. This ensures your doctor is compensated for his time. This also keeps costs lower for you than they would be with a traditional care plan. Typical appointments last up to 45 minutes, although Dr. Stock will schedule whatever amount of time it takes to address your concerns. That way you get to understand the problem and your treatment, not your insurance company. Your annual physical and wellness care is covered under this fee, as well as any other office visits. You will have access to your doctor with telemedicine and email as well, which should provide convenience and timely access to information.
How is DPC different?
Unlike insurance-based care, DPC gives you access to unlimited doctor visits, free office care, and more time with your doctor. Plus, you pay less for a subscription than you would with your premiums. Many direct primary care patients keep their high deductible and catastrophic care policies for emergencies. Insured patients can typically receive reimbursement from insurance carriers for care received in a DPC practice via a claims process with an itemized bill for review. Your DPC physician still has full power to order any tests or refer to specialists just as they would in a traditional practice.
With over 28 years of experience in family medicine, Dr. Stock has helped Indianapolis and its surrounding areas stay healthy. When you visit PureHealth Functional Family Medicine, not only do you get more individualized medical attention for less money and waiting room time, you get access to Dr. Stock through email, phone, and virtual visits. Dr. Stock provides referrals and testing, if necessary, for your condition and makes a point to spend as much time with each of his patients as needed. Because he has the time, Dr. Stock works with patients not just to treat, but help you lead a healthier life. See the difference in our direct primary care practice today.