+ What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct primary care is a movement of primary care physicians like us, seeking to provide incomparable care and value for their patients. We think we can do this without the middleman, so no insurance companies. Turns out when we don't bill insurance, costs actually go down. Way down. And, we get to focus on providing the best care, because we only work for you. Fully transparent, you'll know exactly how much that care costs. And we think you'll be surprised. Great care is surprisingly affordable.
+ What if I need to go to the emergency room, or see a specialist?
If it's a true emergency, call 911, or go to the emergency room.
If it's something urgent but not life threatening, call us first. We may be able to see you right away, and save you a trip.
If you need a specialist, we can refer you and stay in close touch with that physician, so that everyone stays in the loop. If you are paying out of pocket, we can work to negotiate cash based pricing for you.
+ Why should I join?
Because we are great doctors, who will take great care of you. We promise to focus on what is valuable to you- easy access, transparent pricing, and highest quality personalized care.
Our practice strives to care for many un-insured families and individuals. Being part of this movement helps us move towards better primary care for all.
Give us a try, you'll like us.
+ Why are we doing this?
We really love being family medicine doctors. We love taking care of people. We love spending time with patients, as much as we need, without limitations from insurance companies. We have 23 years combined experience in medicine. This led us forward to think about care differently. We also have a passion for teaching medical students and residents, and we want to show them a different way.
Join us. We are here to pursue our joy in practice.
+ What is the difference between Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care?
Concierge practices often bill your insurance, as well as charging you an annual or monthly fee. We never bill insurance, so no co-pays! This is how we save you money. This allows us to keep our overhead low, which keeps our prices low for everyone, no matter what insurance you have. This also allows access for people with no insurance. Checkout the breakdown differences here.
+ What are your recommendations about vaccines?
Integrative Family Care is a vaccinating practice. This means that we believe in the evidence based guidelines on vaccines published by The American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Subsequently, we recommend that all of our patients follow the published standard guidelines. As a patient-centered practice which is sensitive to the fears of many families, we acknowledge that some parents may choose to deviate from the recommended guidelines. We pledge to work with families to assure that their concerns are addressed, as long as we can protect our patients from diseases that may imminently threaten them or other patients with whom they are in contact.