Direct Primary Care (DPC) is primary care’s newest practice model, and perhaps one of the fastest-growing. Doctors flocking to this new healthcare system have the support of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Affordable Care Act, laws in at least a dozen states, and physician pioneers who tirelessly search for a better system of care.
Not to be confused with “concierge medicine”, Direct Primary Care offers numerous benefits for physicians – no coding, no claims, less paperwork, more income, and more time with patients. The model works by providing high-access primary care for a low monthly fee, rendering insurance unnecessary for primary care.
Although the number of individual doctors attempting to start their own DPC practices is steadily growing, many others are joining established DPC networks. This article discusses the top reasons why primary care physicians should consider joining an established DPC network instead of going solo.