The short answer: You do not have to see a doctor that accepts Medicare or your insurance.
Independent primary care physicians can not only care for you, but they can also refer you to specialists and facilities for diagnostic testing (labs, imaging, etc.).
Navigating one’s healthcare options for the family can be frustrating, to say the least. Costly traditional insurance routes leave one feeling little more than being “covered”, and certainly a little less in the bank account. With direct primary care (DPC), paired with a high-deductible health savings plan, or a health sharing program, the family may receive care without barriers or additional cost. The end result is significant savings. With open enrollment season upon us, consider alternatives to the standard insurance plan offerings.
Dr. Christopher Highley has opened a new DPC practice in Reno, NV and looks forward to seeing new patients. Read on to learn more about what a DPC is and how this can help those with or without insurance coverage.
What Does DPC Mean?
DPC stands for Direct Primary Care. Dr. Christopher Highley works under the DPC model as a Reno concierge doctor. Using the DPC model, you receive primary health care from your physician and payment for services is paid directly to Preferred Family Medicine with a monthly or annual fee.