We wanted to start a blog series to relay some interesting facts about Direct Primary Care now that we’ve been open almost 5 years! Given our practice “birthday” is coming up this summer… did you know that the estimated Direct Primary Care patients per capita in the US has risen over 500% since 2014.
When we opened Direct Doctors in August of 2014, there were approximately 200 or so DPC practices in existence. Though we are still the only practice of our kind in Rhode Island, the direct primary care model has exploded in other areas. Today, there are over 1,000 DPC practices around the country! This is fantastic growth for an alternative primary care model that is so different from what patients are used to in traditional insurance based practices.
Lauren Hedde, DO; James Hedde, DO and Mark Turshen, MD are Family Physicians and Co- Founders of Direct Doctors, Inc. a Direct Primary Care Practice.