Direct primary care
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model of healthcare
Imagine a healthcare model where the relationship between provider and patient is built on trust, open communication, and access—without inflated costs, administrative hurdles, and the intrusion of insurance companies.
The direct primary care (DPC) model gives family physicians and nurse practitioners a meaningful alternative to fee-for-service insurance billing, typically by charging patients a monthly, quarterly, or annual fee. This fee covers all or most primary care services, including clinical and laboratory services, consultative services, care coordination, and comprehensive care management.
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Benefits for Providers
DPC allows family physicians or advanced practice nurses to care for the whole person while reducing the overhead and negative incentives associated with fee-for-service, third-party-payer billing. Benefits of DPC to providers include:
- More time with patients
- Better work/life balance
- Simplified revenue structure
- Decreased practice overhead
- Reduced administrative burden
- Standard weekly schedule and hours
Benefits for Patients
Patients of DPC providers see benefits too, such as:
- Better health outcomes - This delivery model provides better access to physicians, empowers an authentic therapeutic relationship, and encourages comprehensive patient care.
- Lower costs - Patients can expect affordable, transparent costs based on a periodic overall flat rate (i.e. membership or subscription). There are no third parties or Fee-for-Service billing (“FFS”) to inflate costs. Most DPC memberships/subscriptions cost less than the average cell phone bill.
- Enhanced patient experience - Patients receive unrestricted access to their healthcare provider, report little to no wait time, and experience longer appointments (in person, virtually, or by phone).
Where we work and play Why Southeast Missouri?
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and the surrounding Southeast Missouri communities are places where you can not only make your mark but also make your home. From live performances at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus to floating down Current River or eating at one of our many great restaurants, there’s something to do for almost everyone. For even more local activities, check out Visit Cape.
Situated two hours south of St. Louis, Cape Girardeau is a regional industry hub, home to two large healthcare systems, a thriving university and several large manufacturing facilities. Even though the city’s population is just under 40,000, more than 100,000 people live, work and visit Cape Girardeau on any given day.
Cape Girardeau offers many high-quality educational options, from public and private schools—including one of the top 50 Catholic Schools in the nation—at every grade level to large and active homeschool groups.
Southeast Missouri State University and its 10,000 students give Cape Girardeau a college-town vibe. The university’s athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri offer miles of parks, trails, campsites, and programs to keep kids and adults of any age active year-round. The city is also home to many organized youth and adult sporting activities and leagues.
The Cape Girardeau area enjoys one of the most solid economies in the United States, with healthcare and education the dominant industries. We enjoy a lower cost of living than the national average, especially in housing and home prices.
Great local restaurants, a vibrant downtown, a variety of entertainment options, regional events, a top-ranked golf course, and a friendly community are all part of what makes up the eclectic social life of Cape Girardeau and the surrounding area.
If the bustle of the big city is something you enjoy, Cape Girardeau is only a short drive from both St. Louis, Missouri, and Memphis, Tennessee, and has easy access to the sites and sounds of many attractions across the country.
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