What is Direct Primary Care?

Direct primary care (DPC) is an innovative model of healthcare delivery that provides greater access and more personalized primary care to patients in exchange for direct payments from patients on a monthly contract basis. In the DPC model, providers are accountable first and foremost to their patients, instead of third-party payers and bureaucrats with their constantly-changing rules and regulations. Providers can evaluate each patient’s needs and wants and practice medicine in the way that best benefits patients.

DPC fees are flat and affordable, and cover most services traditionally offered by primary care providers. Additionally, patients have access to labs and imaging services at or near wholesale cost, thus generating additional and significant value for patients. The DPC model provides significant economic relief to patients. Research has shown a 65% decrease in emergency department visits; a 35% decrease in hospitalizations; and hospital readmission rate reductions of 97% for acute myocardial infarction, 95% for congestive heart failure, and 91% for pneumonia. Additionally, administrative cost savings allows for smaller patient panels and longer patient visits.

The economic benefits of DPC are compelling, but perhaps the greatest value of the DPC model is the restoration of an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and their primary care provider. A smaller patient panel means patients have unparalleled access to their provider -- same-day office visits; phone and video calls, such as via Skype or FaceTime; text messaging and emailing. This means more accessible, highly personalized care for patients.

Broken Arrow Diagnostic Medicine is proud to offer Direct Primary Care to our
patients at a monthly rate lower than all of the known DPC practices in our area.

Please feel free to call our office at 918-994-5140 to ask questions or to schedule an appointment.

BADM Direct Primary Care Fees:

Activation Fee: Due at sign-up
$49.00 per month per individual
$169.00 for a family of 4 or more (Capped)

Recurring Monthly Fees: Billed 30 days
from sign-up date and every month thereafter
$49.00 per month per individual
$169.00 for a family of 4 or more (Capped)

Direct Primary Care Service Includes:

• Telemedicine Services

• Allowing same day and walk-in appointments

• After hours access to a provider

• Unlimited portal access

• Response to phone calls, refill requests, and messages within 24 hours

• Routine refills without appointment if deemed medically appropriate

• Nurse visits for weight checks, BP checks, Lab, etc

• Providing lab results without appointment if deemed medically appropriate

• Filling out FMLA, Handicap placard forms, and other paperwork

• Expediting appointments with specialists and imaging facilities

• Coordination of care with other medical providers

• Completing prior authorizations for medications, procedures, and imaging