We often hear from patients interested in Direct Primary Care practices, like Direct Doctors, that they “have regular insurance, so why do I need this too?” We’ve reviewed the “why” in many prior blogs, but here is the “how” it works.
Over 95% of our patients have insurance. They still use it. If they have specialists to see, colonoscopies to undergo, meds to fill, or labs to get - they still use their insurance. Direct Doctors can send the order to the lab, refill your prescription at the pharmacy, or refer you to your chosen specialist (we don’t have to stick in the networks like some corporate PCPs) all through your insurance. This all feels just exactly like you’re used to with a fee for service PCP office.
Lauren Hedde, DO and Mark Turshen, MD are Family Physicians and Founders of Direct Doctors, Inc. a Direct Primary Care Practice.