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    Removing Federal Barriers Can Spur Direct Primary Care Growth In North Carolina

    Direct Primary Care (DPC) is the epitome of value-based medicine. In exchange for a monthly cash payment, patients have 24/7 access to their medical provider and a defined package of medical services. The DPC movement may be small in number, but it’s a growing force that is gaining popularity…
    Katherine Restrepo, February 4, 2016
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    Are Direct Primary Care Patients Paying Twice For Health Care?

    There are many benefits direct primary care (DPC) brings to patients: More time spent with their doctor  House calls  In-office prescription dispensing 24/7 access to care Affordable monthly payments The list goes on… One of the most frequently asked questions on direct care is why would patients be willing…
    Katherine Restrepo, January 14, 2016
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    Are Direct Care Patients Paying Twice For Health Care?

    Direct primary care (DPC) allows patients unlimited access to their physicians in exchange for a monthly cash payment ranging between $25-85 a month. No insurance is accepted. But since Obamacare requires everyone to purchase health insurance, many question why anybody would be willing to pay twice for health care.
    Katherine Restrepo, November 18, 2015
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    Why Direct Primary Care Is A Win For Doctors And Patients

    As health insurance is becoming more expensive, some basic health care is curiously becoming more affordable because an increasing number of primary care physicians are breaking away from the status quo. By cutting the cord with insurance companies, doctors can spend more time with their patients in exchange…
    Katherine Restrepo, November 16, 2015
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    A Map Of Direct Primary Care In North Carolina

    More and more primary care physicians are severing their contracts with insurance companies. Cutting ties not only grants physicians more time with their patients, but also allows them to deliver basic health care services at a lower cost since 40 percent of overhead is no longer being spent on getting paid by…
    Katherine Restrepo, November 10, 2015
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    Restoring The Doctor-Patient Relationship

    Direct Primary Care (DPC) has been around for years, but it’s a growing market that continues to pique physician interest. In exchange for a monthly or annual fee that covers a defined package of services, patients have guaranteed unlimited access to their physicians. DPC is similar to concierge medicine, but the…
    Katherine Restrepo, October 23, 2015
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    Muddy Language In ACA Blocks Direct Primary Care From Expanding

    Direct primary care (DPC) is a simple business model in which doctors provide basic health care services in exchange for a monthly patient fee. Thanks to more doctors getting fed up over increasing amounts of regulatory paperwork, the niche market is growing. As of 2014, over 4,400 doctors in the…
    Katherine Restrepo, October 21, 2015
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    Direct Primary Care A Growing Niche Market

    The abundant amount of government intervention that has been absorbed in our nation’s health care system long before Obamacare is actually producing some positive trends – one in which primary care doctors are cutting out the middleman to spend more time with their patients. The business model is known as direct…
    Katherine Restrepo, October 14, 2015