Direct Primary Care
A new way of thinking about old school medicine.
When did this new plan start?
Patient care agreements went into effect on January 1, 2017.
What types of insurance do you accept?
We accept insurance from my current patients who have Medicare and Healthsprings and the few remaining Medicaid TNCare patients. Commercial insurance plans like Aetna, Blue Cross, Cigna, and United Healthcare will no longer be accepted. We will not be accepting new Medicare patients, except for Healthsprings; or any new TNCare patients.
Will I be able to afford you as my doctor?
Absolutely! I am doing my best to keep the retainer fees low, at only $49/month with a $20 per visit administration fee. Couples are $90/mo; children in the household between 18-26 are $20/mo each; children in the household under 18 are $10/mo each.
For Example: a family of 4 with 2 adults and 2 children, ages 20 and 15 - Two adults: $90 - One 20 year old (living at home): $20 - One 15 year old: $10 Total monthly cost for this family is only $120!
What do the fees cover?
Your fees will cover most everything we do within our four walls. Our visits will be 30-60 min, less rushed and more efficient. You can still utilize your insurance for your labs, if you would like, but even these can be covered by your payments to our office. You will also have access via text, email, telemedicine and extended hour or weekend visits, when available. For instance, if you get a laceration in the evening or weekend, you can reach out for me to suture it in the office without the need for an emergency room visit. Click Here for a complete list of prices.
Will this count as my insurance plan?
Unfortunately, you will still be required to maintain an appropriate insurance plan as considered “coverage” by the ACA. You may be able to lower your monthly premium since you will not be using your insurance as much. You may also consider signing up with a medical sharing company like Liberty Direct, potentially saving you hundreds each month. Many of these share companies will even pay your monthly DPC fees for you.
Will I be required to sign a contract?
Yes, we will have a contract for you to sign, but it can be cancelled at any time with a 24 hour notice.