If it seems like everything is a subscription these days, that’s probably because it is! And with good reason: subscriptions are the best way for a business (of any kind) to offer high-quality service and support over a long period of time. If you long for the days when software cost hundreds of dollars and came in a box, DPC might not be for you.
The alternative would be itemized, "usage-based" pricing—the exact pricing scheme used by the traditional healthcare system. And that didn't work out so well for anyone. There are a hundred little perks of being a DPC patient—check out a comprehensive list of benefits here. Frankly, the benefits of being a DPC patient are too varied and rich to be broken down into a "menu of services". Paying your DPC doctor for every thing they do would be like paying Netflix for every episode of TV you watch. Sounds awful.
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?