The terms “Concierge Medicine” and “Direct Primary Care” are often used interchangeably and essentially refer to the same principles.
Direct Primary Care is a healthcare model that focuses on putting the patient first. That means treating them when they need it, not rushing patients through appointments, and being proactive with healthcare treatment plans.
The doctor-patient relationship is just as the name suggests – direct. Direct Primary Care clinics don’t accept insurance; rather they choose to work directly with the patient. Direct Primary Care clinics provide wholesale labs, deeply discounted prescription prices and other costs savings to their patients.