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Researchers Study What 'Direct Primary Care' Really Means

Nov 10, 2015 - In an attempt to establish clear terms, two researchers analyzed what physician practices mean when they refer to themselves as direct primary care practices.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

AAFP Backs Senate Bill Supporting Direct Primary Care

Sep 23, 2015 - Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., R-La., recently introduced the Primary Care Enhancement Act of 2015, which would make it easier for patients to select the direct primary care model.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

AAFP Letter to Senator Cassidy Applauding Direct Primary Care Legislation - September ...

Letter to Sen. Cassidy in support of his bill to allow family physicians greater access to both Medicare and commercially insured patients in a DPC practice model.


DPC Summit Draws Hundreds of Enthusiastic Family Physicians

Jul 15, 2015 - The first direct primary care summit held in the Midwest, organized by the AAFP and two partner organizations, drew hundreds of physicians eager to learn more about the practice model.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Register Today for Midwest's First Direct Primary Care Summit

Apr 14, 2015 - Register now for the 2015 Direct Primary Care Summit coming to Kansas City, Mo., July 10-12.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

Students Focus on Direct Primary Care, Rural Health, Among Other Topics

Aug 13, 2014 - Students who attended the recent National Congress of Student Members sought to learn more about direct primary care, rural health care and student loan forgiveness, among other topics.

AAFP News : Physician Education and Development

What's All the Buzz About Direct Primary Care?

May 6, 2014 - Annual Leadership Forum plenary speaker and family physician Brian Forrest, M.D., told attendees at his presentation on direct primary care that the model offers accessible and affordable health care to patients in all socioeconomic groups.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

Family Physicians, Patients Embrace Direct Primary Care

May 14, 2013 - Around 10 a.m. one recent morning, Atlas MD, a family medicine practice in Wichita, Kan., fielded a call from a frantic parent whose 14-year-old son had just been bitten by a dog. As a direct primary care (DPC) practice, however, Atlas gives its patient members unlimited 24/7 access and...

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues

I'm Standing Up for Direct Primary Care

Feb 24, 2017 - Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., M.P.H., knows legislators won't significantly improve our health care system on their own. Success requires persistent grassroots advocacy, and family physicians need to be a part of that.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

It Started With One Question: What Is High-value Care?

Oct 8, 2019 - Health policy wonk Kyle Leggott, M.D., and direct primary care physician Allison Edwards, M.D., debate the flaws and potential fixes of our health care system in this wide-ranging QandA.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

Take Note of Growing Demand for Subscription Services

Feb 22, 2019 - Consumer Reports recently advised consumers that direct primary care could save them money and improve their care. Allison Edwards, M.D., makes the case for the subscription model in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.

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Tips for Finding a More Fulfilling Practice Model -- Physician Health First

May 25, 2018 - Learn why Julie Gunther, MD, FAAFP, FAAHPM, started her direct primary care practice and how it has helped her improve well-being and love her job again.

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Rural Locums Provide Balance for Urban Doc

Aug 6, 2018 - Mixing rural locum tenens shifts with her urban direct primary care practice keeps Allison Edwards, M.D., balanced and allows her to work at the full breadth of her training.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

Practice Transformation: Taking the Direct Primary Care Route -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - This practice cured its insurance headaches by switching to a cash-only payment model and charging annual retainer fees.

Family Practice Management : Articles

Practice Models: Finding Fulfillment in a Concierge Practice -- Physician Health First

May 25, 2018 - Learn why Thomas LaGrelius, MD, FAAFP, opted for practicing in a concierge direct primary care setting and why this practice model works for him.

Membership : Member Benefits

Health Care Debates Don't Have to Be Heated

Aug 29, 2017 - Politicians discussing health care policy could take a lesson from a couple of family physicians who recently debated the merits of the direct primary care model without resorting to insults.

AAFP News : Fresh Perspectives: New Docs in Practice | AAFP News Blog : Blogs

Resolution No. 504 (Minnesota A) - Health Care Payment Reform -- Congress of Delegates

Jul 22, 2019 - This resolution asks that the American Academy of Family Physicians ask the government to give a medical tax credit for U.S. citizens buying direct primary care to transform American medical care into a more efficient primary care based personal health care.

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End-of-Life Care: Managing Common Symptoms - American Family Physician

Mar 15, 2017 - Physicians should be proficient at managing symptoms as patients progress through the dying process. When possible, proactive regimens that prevent symptoms should be used, because it is generally easier to prevent than to treat an acute symptom. As swallowing function diminishes, ...

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Childhood Bullying: Implications for Physicians - American Family Physician

Feb 1, 2018 - Childhood bullying is common and can lead to serious adverse physical and mental health effects for both the victim and the bully. In teenagers, risk factors for becoming a victim of bullying include being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; having a disability or medical condition ...

American Family Physician : Article

Solo Practice: Can It Survive? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2014 - The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices

Family Practice Management : From the Editor

AAFP Backgrounder: Direct Primary Care

...DIRECT PRIMARY CARE AAFP Position American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) policy supports physician and patient choice to provide and receive health care in any ethical health care delivery system model, including the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model. The DPC model is consistent...


2016 DPC Summit Exhibitor Prospectus

...Profile The DPC Summit organizers project a total of 250-300 attendees for the 2016 DPC Summit. The event agenda has been developed to meet the needs of a core audience of physicians interested in taking practical, immediate next steps in establishing their DPC practices. The...


Embracing DPC Takes Dedication, Sacrifice, Says Physician

Jun 23, 2017 - To be the kind of physician she wanted to be, Julie Gunther, M.D., knew she had to change the way she practiced medicine. And that's just what she did.

AAFP News : Practice and Professional Issues


...2018 DPC Summit 1 Summit D P C Service providers for Direct Primary Care Practices 2018 DPC Summit 2 2018 DPC Summit 3 DPC 360 - ONE STOP ANALYTICS PLATFORM FOR YOUR DIRECT CARE 402-419-0906...



...the DPC Summit? The goal of the Direct Primary Care Summit 2018 is to continue advancing the growing awareness and adoption of the direct primary care (DPC) model of care delivery and payment as a meaningful alternative to the fee-for-service payment paradigm. The sixth annual...


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