Frequently asked questions
What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an alternative model of primary care. DPC prioritizes the patient-doctor relationship, minimizing the influence of third parties, such as insurance companies, large healthcare organizations, and the government, in the patient's health care decisions. DPC practices offer a full range of primary care services for a monthly or annual retainer fee paid directly to the practice, freeing more time and resources for patient care.
How does Direct Primary Care differ from a traditional practice?
In a traditional practice, doctors are paid based on a 'fee-for-service', third-party-payer billing system, which incentivises quantity over quality of patient care.
What is the role of insurance in Direct Primary Care? Do you accept insurance?
Insurance plays no role in a Direct Primary Care practice.Therefore, you do not need insurance to enroll with 3D Medical and 3D Medical will not accept insurance.
What if I have Medicare?
3D Medical has set up concierge services for Medicare patients.
What is included with membership?
Up to 12 office visits per year (no co-pay required!)
I still have questions about joining 3D Medical. Can we talk?
Absolutely. We offer an obligation-free non-clinical consultation with one of our physicians to answer questions and see if 3D Medical can be a good fit for your health care.
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Does DPC benefit employers?
DPC may benefit employers in several significant ways. Cuts in health costs for employees, gains in productivity, and talent retention are few of these advantages.