What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative solution to our broken healthcare system. It solves the problems of inflated healthcare costs, hidden costs, and questionable insurance practices.
How DPC Works
Health Insurance is affordable and works great for expensive, unexpected events, like surgery or emergencies. But the cost of doing business increases dramatically when you ask insurance to cover routine healthcare and minor illnesses or injuries. Naturally, they pass these costs on to you.
Direct Primary Care takes the insurance "middle man" out of the equation. Instead of paying high premiums for full coverage PLUS a profit to the insurance company, you simply pay for your primary care coverage.
A DPC clinic, like ours, charges a transparent, flat-rate fee monthly. You get the same great healthcare but without the politics and inflated prices. It's as simple as that!
What are the benefits of Direct Primary Care?
- Patient care improves. As the cumbersome burdens of bureaucracy are lifted from the doctor-patient relationship, the doctor is freed to focus on what s/he does best. Given more time, s/he is able to thoroughly investigate issues that arise, make sure current treatments are optimized, decrease the need for referrals to specials, and prevent complications from delayed care.
- Patient satisfaction skyrockets. When doctors have the freedom to schedule visits in a way that benefits both doctor and patient, everyone gets ample time. There is no rush to churn through 30-60 patients a day. That means each patient gets more personal time with their doctor. They also get full access to their doctor after hours should needs arise. This facilitates trust and an effective doctor-patient relationship that can never occur with a 7-minute visit.
- Overall healthcare expenditure decreases by 20-30%. Because each patient has such ready access to their doctor and doctors have more time, 80% of all healthcare needs can be solved in a primary care clinic. This means visits to specialists, urgent care, ER, and even surgeries decrease while overall health and wellbeing increase. Patients can save even more on drastically reduced prices for medications, labs, and imaging, which is often cheaper than the deductible required through insurance.
Our clinic was created to help you and your physician take back control of your healthcare. With Direct Primary Care, doctors are free to work directly with patients to make decisions that are in their best interest. Without the unnecessary oversight of an insurance bureaucracy, you are free to make personal decisions that benefit you, without needing the permission of a insurance adjustor.
Direct Primary Care is the solution to your healthcare woes. Will you join us?
Meet the Doctor
Tiffanny Blythe, DO
Dr. Tiffanny Blythe grew up in rural Alabama idolizing the rural country docs. She had an early passion for medicine and dreamed of providing simple, life-saving care for everyday people. While getting her degree in biomedical sciences from the University of South Alabama, she held multiple leadership roles and volunteer positions. She went on to get a Master of Educational Psychology from the University of Alabama simply for the joy of learning. In medical school, she wanted to focus on how to care for humans, not simply how to cure diseases. She found that at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Here she also learned to use her hands in what is called osteopathic medicine to diagnose and treat what the body knows is wrong but what cannot be detected by labs and xrays. Simultaneously, she obtained a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University.
After this solid foundation in business and medicine, she was fortunate to learn from the compassionate, highly-skilled leaders at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency to hone her skills and broaden her knowledge of primary care, including hospital medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Blythe is proud to offer superior, full-spectrum primary care for everyone in the family. She finds all aspects of medicine fascinating and loves the variety that family medicine provides. But her greatest joy is in providing women’s health and helping a family welcome it’s newest member into the world.