What is Direct Primary Care?

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What is Direct Primary Care?

Under the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model, the patient receives comprehensive primary health care directly from their DPC provider. The patient pays for this care through a monthly fee, paid directly to Story Family Medicine. 


Because DPC practices do not participate in any insurance plans, the providers are able to avoid the ever-increasing and costly documentation demands and administrative intrusions that come with accepting insurance.  Direct Primary Care practices also avoid the onerous patient data collection responsibilities which many plans impose. These require staff, time and money, often amounting to substantial intrusions on patient privacy.


Because DPC providers avoid these obligations to insurance companies, they are free to spend that time listening to and treating patients. And because DPC providers eliminate the significant overhead costs of participating in insurance, they can pass the savings on to you, the patient – and give compassionate, attentive and timely care at an affordable cost.

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