Last year we visited the Smith Family, a typical working family of three looking to reduce their healthcare expenses through a membership with our Direct Primary Care practice, Direct Doctors. We looked at how they were able to save $1350 during their first year as members of Direct Doctors just by switching to a higher-deductible, lower-premium health insurance and joining the practice for their primary care.
We eliminated costs for their family by helping them keep their care in the primary care office setting. We eliminated their need for specialist visits and handled their urgent issues in our office or via text/email/cell phone when necessary.
Since then, the Smiths have remained patients of the practice for a second year and have found additional savings benefits through reduced medication co-pays and laboratory co-pays.
*Numbers are from a real family, names have been changed for privacy.
Over the course of two years, the Smiths have saved nearly $3000 in health care expenses while simultaneously experiencing a level of access to their primary care doctors that they never had before.
If you are looking at your budget, and wondering where you can trim the fat next year, we strongly encourage you to consider the Direct Doctors’ Difference and how it can help you and your family save in healthcare expenses. If you’re ready for that conversation, please reach out to us anytime!
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.