The Patient First Difference
At Patient First DPC, we believe in redefining primary healthcare. Our clinic embodies a unique healthcare philosophy built on trust, convenience, and a strong patient-provider relationship. By sidestepping traditional fee-for-service models, we provide subscription based primary care. We put the focus back on you, the patient, without the unnecessary obstacles in the current system. Our committed team of seasoned health care providers devote time to truly understand your health concerns, tailoring care plans that suit your specific needs. The Patient First Difference is our unwavering commitment to your well-being, providing affordable high-quality, comprehensive care in a compassionate and convenient setting. Experience the difference that personalized, patient-centered care can make in your healthcare journey.
Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative model of healthcare that places the patient at the center. Instead of dealing with the hassle of insurance claims and co-pays, DPC operates on a straightforward monthly membership fee. This covers many of your primary healthcare needs and encourages a more direct, personal relationship with your healthcare provider. With DPC, you benefit from extended appointment times, increased accessibility to your healthcare provider, and a proactive approach to maintaining your health. Essentially, it simplifies healthcare into a more transparent and personalized experience.
Who We Are
At Patient First DPC, we prioritize affordability and accessibility in healthcare. Our clear, no-surprise pricing includes a variety of membership plans, all encompassing our comprehensive services. We aim to remove financial barriers to your health and wellbeing. With us, investing in your health is simple and straightforward.
Family of Four membership: $225/month for children under the age of 18. Each additional child: $15/month.
Mark Roberts, PA-C
Mark Roberts, a dedicated Physician Assistant, combines a diverse medical background with a vibrant life experience to offer holistic care at Patient First DPC. An Emory University PA Program alumnus, Mark's expertise spans from sports medicine to geriatrics. His adventurous spirit, enriched by family and faith, contributes to his compassionate and knowledgeable approach to patient care.
Dr. Crawford Allison, M.D.
Dr. Crawford Allison has compassionately served patients in central Texas for 40 years.His distinguished medical career began at UT Medical Branch at Galveston and included a family medicine residency in the U.S. military. Dr. Allison's intelligence and curiosity have led to roles as the lead investigator in several clinical trials. His sincere faith and rich life experience guides his warm approach to patients. He now passionately embraces Direct Primary Care as the best model for delivering excellent family medicine services.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)?
Direct Primary Care is a healthcare model where patients pay a monthly or yearly fee directly to their primary care physician or practice, instead of going through insurance.
How does DPC differ from traditional fee-for-service healthcare?
In traditional fee-for-service healthcare, providers bill insurance companies for each service rendered. DPC eliminates the need for insurance involvement and offers unlimited access to primary care services for a fixed fee.
What services are typically included in DPC memberships?
DPC memberships usually cover a wide range of services, including preventive care, chronic disease management, acute illness care, minor procedures, and sometimes even medications and lab tests.
Is DPC suitable for people with pre-existing conditions?
Yes, DPC is suitable for people with pre-existing conditions. DPC providers focus on comprehensive and individualized care, making it particularly beneficial for managing chronic conditions.
Can I use DPC with my existing health insurance?
Yes, DPC can be used alongside health insurance. DPC focuses on primary care services, while insurance can cover specialized care, hospitalization, and emergencies.
How much does DPC cost?
DPC costs vary depending on the provider and location. Monthly membership fees usually range from $50 to $150 per individual, but family plans and discounts for small businesses are often available.
Are DPC fees tax-deductible?
DPC fees may be tax-deductible as medical expenses, but it's important to consult with a tax professional to understand the specific deductions applicable to your situation.
Do DPC providers accept Medicare?
Some DPC providers accept Medicare, while others do not. It's best to check with individual providers to determine if they accept Medicare patients.
Can I use DPC if I have Medicaid?
DPC is generally not compatible with Medicaid, as Medicaid enrollees are required to choose from a specific network of providers. It's advisable to check with your state's Medicaid program for further clarification.
Are DPC services available on weekends and after hours?
DPC practices often offer extended hours, including evening and weekend appointments. Some even provide 24/7 access to their physicians for urgent needs.
What are the advantages of DPC for individuals?
DPC offers benefits such as increased access to care, longer and unhurried appointments, personalized attention, reduced wait times, direct communication with the physician, and potentially lower overall healthcare costs.
Can DPC help me save money on healthcare?
Yes, DPC can help save money on healthcare. By eliminating insurance involvement, DPC providers can offer transparent pricing, negotiate discounts on medications and labs, and reduce the need for expensive specialist referrals.
How can DPC benefit small business owners and their employees?
DPC can benefit small business owners by providing affordable primary care options for their employees, reducing healthcare costs, improving employee satisfaction, and potentially lowering absenteeism rates.
Can small businesses save money with DPC?
Yes, small businesses can save money with DPC. By offering DPC memberships to employees, businesses can potentially reduce healthcare expenses, avoid high insurance premiums, and promote a healthier workforce
Are there any tax benefits for small businesses that offer DPC?
Depending on the jurisdiction, there may be tax advantages for small businesses that offer DPC. Consult a tax professional for guidance on potential tax benefits specific to your business.
How can DPC benefit families?
DPC offers families personalized and comprehensive primary care services, including preventive care and management of chronic conditions. It provides a closer doctor-patient relationship, longer appointment times, and easier access to care for family members of all ages.
Can DPC help families save on healthcare costs?
Yes, DPC can help families save on healthcare costs. By eliminating per-visit fees and reducing the need for specialist referrals, list referrals, DPC can provide cost-effective primary care for the entire family.
Is DPC suitable for families with young children?
Yes, DPC is suitable for families with young children. DPC providers often have experience in pediatric care and can offer comprehensive well-child visits, immunizations, and timely care for acute illnesses.
Can DPC accommodate families with multiple children?
Yes, DPC can accommodate families with multiple children. Many DPC practices offer family plans that cover all family members under a single membership fee, making it a convenient and cost-effective option.
Can I choose my DPC provider for my family?
Yes, one of the benefits of DPC is the ability to choose your primary care provider. You can select a DPC physician or practice that aligns with your family's preferences, values, and healthcare needs.