Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a wonderful alternative to the current insanity of health care.
DPC offers a one-to-one relationship with your primary care provider (PCP) for a monthly fee. You get to know your PCP, he/she gets to know you.
Because a DPC provider doesn’t accept insurance, there is no middle man. You pay that monthly fee and have access to your provider. It’s literally that simple.
And, given that there are no insurance company paperwork involved, the fee you pay is significantly lower than what you’d think.
In this episode, I talk with Dr. Natalia Southerland out of Dallas, TX suburbs and she tells us her story of being raised in a WVA steeltown to becoming a physician who wanted nothing more than to help people like her family who couldn’t afford to go and see a doc.
She shares her frustration with the limited availability she had to see her patients. In fact, she mentions she had 3,000 patients “assigned” to her. How many did she have a close relationship with? Well, doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to figure that out.
She shares with us why she chose the DPC route and how that has opened up a path to offering quality care that focuses so much more than writing prescriptions but can actually diagnose her patients overall situation, their eating habits, sleeping, exercise, etc.
She also shares a story of how one of her patients literally had a heart attack in her office and how she personally drove that patient to the ER.
Pretty amazing. Her story is fantastic.
If you want to know more about Dr. Southerland please visit her website at www.brandnewmed.com.