Direct Primary Care (DPC) Keeps Families Healthy at Minimal Cost The misconception among many is that one can’t have access to quality primary care unless he has insurance. However, in the age of direct primary care, that no longer has to be the case. DPC Keeps Families Healthy at Minimal Cost You’ve been given the opportunity to enroll in a Healthcare2U direct primary care (or DPC) membership. This exciting healthcare membership was designed with you and your family in mind. DPC prioritizes affordable and convenient access to primary medical care – because staying healthy and saving money don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In this short video, you’ll learn how direct primary care can help you and your loved ones stay healthy, affordably. Primary Care is the Foundation for Health Most people don’t know the complexities of their own health and wellness. Often people ignore warning signs in their bodies until something drastic happens, at which point they rush to the emergency room or urgent care. The problem with treating the E.R. like primary care is skyrocketing costs—even if you have health insurance. Without health insurance, medical bills can quickly overwhelm anyone. Having a primary care physician helps you get effective care by helping you take a proactive approach to your health. For that reason, direct primary care has come to the forefront because it provides affordable access to disease prevention, chronic disease management, and 21st-century convenience for a generation that never slows down. Do You Know Your Vital Stats? Primary care physicians screen for many things: including obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. They also review immunization records and help keep patients and their families up to date with shots and other preventative measures. Studies show people who utilize primary care have better health outcomes, including lower rates of all causes of mortality. Researchers found a noticeably lower mortality rate from heart disease, cancer, stroke, infant mortality, low birth weight, and poor self-reported health in areas where people sought attention from primary care physicians. Building an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician and their team empowers you to take control of your health. Think of it as having a support system that provides a wealth of knowledge you couldn’t acquire on your own. It eases fears or unfamiliarity that might prevent some from getting the lifesaving care they need. Having someone as an advocate, to tell you when something with your health is not quite right, or to advise you to seek a specialist can prevent illnesses from developing or worsening. In the event of being referred to a specialist, this knowledge and familiarity help personalize your care and save time that may have previously been spent explaining medical history. Managing Chronic Diseases Affordably A primary care provider is responsible for screening all major health-related conditions. If you already have a chronic condition, your primary care doctor helps manage it and improve your quality of life. Unfortunately, some health plans don’t accept people with preexisting conditions, but Healthcare2U’s DPC plans do. People with preexisting conditions are the ones who need care the most; and direct primary care makes it easy to afford quality healthcare to keep diseases from escalating. This is just one of many reasons DPC memberships have become so vital. DPC memberships accept people with preexisting conditions within manageable ranges and make controlling those diseases much more affordable. With Healthcare2U’s DPC plan, we detect, treat, and manage diseases before they become serious. Our members receive unlimited treatment and management of 13 chronic disease states for a $10 visit fee. With this membership, people who desperately need care can finally get it. DPC Provides the Convenience You Want Even before social distancing due to coronavirus, Millennials were leading the charge toward technology-driven healthcare. The ability to see a doctor without missing work or school is a game-changer. As part of a direct primary care membership, telemedicine or virtual care is available to members 24/7/365 at no out-of-pocket cost. Imagine receiving care or requesting a prescription from your home or office, whenever you need to. The convenience and affordability this aspect of DPC provides is greatly appreciated by people who are busy but still value quality healthcare. DPC Makes Healthcare Affordable The misconception among many is that one can’t have access to quality primary care unless he has insurance. However, in the age of direct primary care, that no longer has to be the case. A monthly DPC membership provides affordable and convenient access to excellent primary medical care, wellness, and chronic disease management for a low monthly fee. DPC has become extremely important in recent years for those who don’t have health insurance and even those who do. High deductible health plans require patients to pay high copays and deductibles for care, which puts routine healthcare out of reach for some.