Membership Medicine Benefits
Among the reasons patients have cited for choosing Direct Primary Care are:
- UNLIMITED Primary Care
- More Comprehensive Care
- Better Access To Their Personal Physician Beyond Office Visits (Phone and video appointments available!)
- Improved Fitness And Lifestyle Tracking
- 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
- Improved Fitness in partnership with fitness partners through our voucher program
- No Copays, Co-insurance, or Deductibles For Your Care with Us.
The Wise Patient Direct Primary Care (DPC) Membership Fee is: $125/month, effective July 1, 2021.
The membership is a flat rate monthly plan with no down payment, no minimal term, and you can discontinue at any time without penalty. It allows the doctor a smaller, more exclusive practice, about one third of a normal practice size. With fewer total patients, a physician can provide more detailed care for healthier and happier patients. Membership Medicine is an innovative way to deliver primary care that is catching on across the country.
If you’re tired of unexpected bills, confusing insurance policies, and doctors who seem too rushed to listen, Direct Primary Care is for you.
Imagine having your doctor in your pocket, equally accessible by secure text message, phone call, video call, and in person, all for a predictable low monthly fee. That is Direct Primary Care at Wise Patient.
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 MoveMend, Zum Fitness, Renewtrition, 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.