Benefits of Offering Direct Primary Care 2021-06-04T19:19:46+00:00

How can direct primary care help your business?

Reduce Healthcare Costs:  Direct primary care can help both employees and employers save on healthcare costs by reducing their utilization of insurance.  Since all of their primary care needs are covered with the monthly membership fee, employees can see their physician as often as they’d like.  Employees don’t have to avoid seeking medical care because of high deductibles or copays. When workers actually utilize their primary care, they may avoid a visit to the emergency room.

Convenience:  DPC makes it practical for employees to seek primary care in a way that is easy and convenient for them.  We offer same or next day appointments for urgent medical topics. We also have several modes of communication with our physicians including phone appointments, video appointments, and HIPAA compliant text messaging.

Increase Attendance:  DPC can help increase your employee’s attendance by keeping them healthy. DPC encourages workers to utilize their primary care so they can avoid trips to the emergency room or urgent care clinics.  Workers are more likely to seek medical care that don’t penalize them for using them!

Attract and Retain the Best Employees: With historically low unemployment rates, small business owners have to compete to attract and retain the best employees.  Why not offer your employees a benefit that your employees will actually use, one that is different and seeks to improve your employees’ health at no additional cost to them?  DPC allows employers to offer unlimited primary care.

Increase Job Satisfaction:  When employers invest in their employees’ health, it shows that they value their employees and sets the tone for increased job satisfaction.

  • UNLIMITED PRIMARY CARE

  • More Comprehensive Care

  • Better Access To Their Personal Physician Beyond Office Visits
  • Improved Fitness And Lifestyle Tracking

  • Video and Phone Appointments

  • Secure, convenient and  HIPAA compliant text messaging with your health care  providers

  • Decreased Monthly Health Costs (When Paired With A Low-Premium High Deductible Insurance Plan)

  • Major Discounts For Common Medical Tests

  • Better Long-Distance Care While Working And Traveling

Wise Patient offers unique benefits for our patients: 

  • The quality of your medical care. The average time a primary care physician spends with each patient is debated. Whatever that average is, we blow the doors off it at Wise Patient and will never compromise your health by overbooking our schedules. Additionally, our patients get access to steeply discounted cash-price blood tests and off-site medical imaging we have negotiated on their behalf. 

  • The quality of your lifestyle care. We invest in providing you with a growing list of lifestyle health opportunities at no-extra cost via our voucher program and other community partnerships.  As a member of Wise Patient, each year you can access a set of vouchers for free services from one of our community health partners. Currently, those partners are MoveMendZum FitnessRenewtrition, and Katelyn Page Fitness. The value of each set of vouchers measures in the hundreds of dollars and the feedback from our patients on these experiences has been overwhelmingly positive.  

  • The quality of your physicians. To recruit and retain the very best physicians to Wise Patient, we create a doctoring experience that resembles what that physician envisioned when they first entered medical school. 

Direct Primary Care is increasingly recognized as the gold standard for primary care. 

The Washington state legislature recognizes Direct Primary Care as “an innovative, affordable option which could improve access to medical care, reduce the number of people who now lack such access, and cut down on emergency room use for primary care purposes”.  

A large actuarial study found that Direct Primary Care members had fewer ER visits/costs, 25% lower hospital admissions, and lower risk-adjusted claim costs.  

The Milliman Consulting Firm now has expanded their recommendation for Direct Primary Care to many small employers and self-insured larger employers.  

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Learn more about cultivating a healthier work force and increasing your employees’ satisfaction.  For more information, call our office at 206-466-5937 or email us at sarah@wisepatientim.com.