Great question.

Direct primary care is the straightforward relationship between you and your doctor, just like how it used to be.

In the old days, general practitioners were the doctors you went to with all your basic health concerns. And in the old days, they were there for you, provided most of your care, screening, and preventive services, and generally worked with you by developing a relationship to keep you well and treat what ailed you.

In the last generation or two, insurance companies and large, corporate health institutions inserted themselves into this relationship and made it harder for you to see your primary care doctor and for your doctor to have the time to wholly care for you.

By taking the insurance intermediaries out of this relationship, Kansas City Direct Primary Care works for you (and only you!) to attain the best possible health.  We charge a fair, transparent fee and agree to provide holistic primary care for you with no strings attached, no copays, and no surprise bills.

All of our appointments are longer than at a traditional doctor’s office.  We offer flexibility in how we care four our patients, allowing email communication, over-the-phone appointments, and telehealth in addition to our in-person offerings.

We are able to do this because KCDPC isn’t a form of insurance, and we don’t take insurance (though we recommend that our members still have a comprehensive, wrap-around insurance policy for the big, unexpected things). We care for those who have insurance; we care for those who don’t have insurance — we just don’t bill the insurance company for any of our services so that we can put the focus back on caring for you. 

In addition to our focus on providing high-quality care, we offer services that may save you money like wholesale pharmaceutical pricing, rock-bottom radiology prices, and cash-discounted prices for specialist visits — just to name a few. 

So that’s direct primary care: it’s the direct relationship between you and your doctor, just like how it used to be.