As we’ve said, Direct Primary Care is a conversation about your health with a physician you choose and trust. Physicians are healers and advisers. We are counselors and confidants. We are not short order cooks. Primary care should not provide the same service as a vending machine.
Direct Primary Care doctors want to work for our patients while saving them money. For various reasons, a Direct Primary Practice will be looked upon as a passing niche clinic. We are not. We are returning to the way medicine was practiced for most of human history.
So what do we not do?
We are not a pain clinic.
We are not a boutique clinic.
We are not an anti-aging clinic.
We are not a call-whenever-you-want-an-antibiotic clinic.
As healthcare is a conversation with someone you trust, patients need to be able to trust us to tell them ‘no’. Scripture says “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.” So we want to develop a relationship where an honest and open conversation can yield good medical advice and therapy.