The Specialist Series

Direct Primary Care

A lot of primary care physicians are feeling the sting of burnout.   They feel

  • overworked
  • unappreciated
  • unsupported
  • underpaid

One model that has emerged in recent years is breaking the mold of primary care and rejuvenating physicians’ interest in primary care

That model is called Direct Primary Care (DPC).  In Direct Primary Care, most practices charge patients a monthly subscription fee to use their services.  Instead of battling insurance or haggling over prices, everything is included!

If you’ve ever heard of concierge medicine, DPC is basically concierge medicine for anyone (not just the “elite”).  Supporters of the DPC model enjoy:

  • more stable hours
  • better relationships with their patients
  • not dealing with insurance
  • improved schedule
  • steady/secure income

Come check out some great articles by direct primary care physicians.  Determine if this model might be just what you’re looking for!


If you’re a current or aspiring Direct Primary Care physician, you’ll love these articles on the discipline of Direct Primary Care (DPC).

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started My Direct Primary Care (DPC) Practice

Editor’s Note: Dr. Daniel Hodge recently started a direct primary care practice after serving as an internal medicine specialist in the U.S. Navy.  I’m grateful that he was willing to share his insights into how to go about starting a direct primary care practice, including some pitfalls to avoid.  If you’re thinking about starting a direct primary care […]
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