The standard healthcare system is broken and many of us have come to just accept the unacceptable because the paradigm is so ingrained that you have to wait to see your doctor, and then wait in the waiting area and again in the exam room. We’ve come to accept this as normal and unchangeable.
And, while on the surface it appears to be just inconvenient, it’s impacting our health in measurable and real ways. In traditional primary care, people wait until they are sick to see a doctor because it’s inconvenient and time consuming. Yet there are more than 20 preventative screenings and tests that are recommended to be done by a primary care doc according to the US Preventative Task Force. Things like blood pressure, body composition, diabetes and depression.
When is the last time you went to your doctor for even one or two preventative screenings in a year? Likely never because of the cost and the time you must invest in a non-sick visit.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Time and money should never be a barrier to high-quality primary care. Patients can and should demand more than sick care and seek a physician practice that can provide the preventative and proactive care they deserve.
That’s what makes the direct primary care model different. It’s not a numbers game of how many patients can be seen in a day. You are given the time, consideration and number of visits needed to ensure you have the right care. All for one flat fee. Direct primary care makes decisions with you, not the insurance company based on your coverage. Your wellbeing and overall goals are at the forefront and the foundation on which a care plan is developed. Yes, direct primary care is there when you’re sick and we make you a priority. But we want to see you when you’re not sick so we can help you be your healthiest self.
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about direct primary care. We’d love the opportunity to talk about them and see if this is the right fit for your healthcare needs. Take a few minutes to watch this video from our founder, Betty Rich. She has a passion for making a difference in the world of primary care. And, when you’re ready, visit our web site at https://www.connectedhealthpgh.com/contact-us/ to set up a time to visit us, meet our staff and tour the facility.