You may have heard of a similar model called "concierge medicine". While there are similarities with DPC, the two are different in some fundamental ways. For starters, concierge practices often bill your insurance in addition to a monthly fee (though some don't—which makes them DPC practices!). This means they're still a part of the insurance industry's ridiculously complex reimbursement system, so they have to hire administrators to handle all the paperwork. This gets reflected in your monthly fee; the average concierge practice bills $200-300 per month. By comparison, DPC memberships cost approximately as much as your cell phone bill. Concierge was a step in the right direction, but it didn't go far enough. To bring sanity back to primary care, you need to cut insurance out of the picture entirely.
What is direct primary care (DPC)?
What are the benefits of a direct primary care membership?
How much does direct primary care cost?
Can direct primary care save you money?
Why is direct primary care a monthly membership?
Is direct primary care the same as concierge medicine?
Do I still need insurance as a direct primary care patient?
Should I join a direct primary care practice if I'm healthy?