Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a revolutionary way of structuring a primary care practice where the doctor’s services, including all visits, are included in a flat, monthly fee billed directly to the patient or employer. This model allows the practice size to be greatly reduced. Fewer patients means the doctor can be far more
Attentive: Visits typically last 30-60 minutes.
Responsive: The patient has direct access to the doctor day or night, by phone, text or email.
That means that patients get better care, which means fewer sick days and fewer costly trips to the emergency room.
And it means the doctor has the time to weigh the cost and benefit of each test and treatment, instead of rushing reflexively.
In addition, Carington Health has entered agreements which provide our patients with deep discounts, around 80-90%, on labs and most prescription drugs.
Carington Health Services
Yes, we do house calls and we also see patients at the work place. And our schedule includes evening and weekend hours. That means your employee does not need to take half a day off for a doctor visit. It also means that we can often examine work-related injuries right on site!
A board-certified Internist, Dr. Shahid has over 20 years of experience in Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine, as well as Primary Care.
1. Reduced plan utilization: If you have a level-funded or self-funded health plan, office visits and medications can eat over 60% of your claims fund. We can dramatically reduce that, as explained above, thereby increasing your refund or reducing your premium. We can also reduce your use of Workman’s Compensation insurance.
If you provide a fully-insured plan through one of the major health insurance companies, you are paying too much for too little. By restructuring your insurance and adding DPC, you can potentially save up to 30% while providing better care. We can help you through the process.
2. Reduced absenteeism: Our doctor is accessible and mobile, which means sick employees spend less time in bed and no time in a waiting room.
3. Attracting and retaining talent: When you are able to offer benefits above and beyond your competitors’, you gain the advantage of drawing and keeping the best employees.