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Three Ways a Direct Primary Care Practice Saves Patients Money

Written By northidahodpc

Three Ways a Direct Primary Care Practice Saves Patients Money

March 18, 2015

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Many of our patients have commented on how our Direct Primary Care medical practice saves them money.  In an economy where health care costs are spiraling out of control, our type of medical practice can help put the brakes on run away charges.  Three ways in which we do this include:

1)  We obtain name brand medications without charge for patients who qualify through one of the many pharmaceutical Patient Assistance programs.  Another recent addition to our discount services is the ability to offer many generic medications at slightly above wholesale cost, which often beats even the discounts advertised by major pharmacy chains.  Picking up medication at our office is also a convenience in many situations, especially when one is ill and standing in line at the pharmacy is the last thing one wants to do.

2)  We offer discounted lab charges and pathology fees.  Our patients pay 35-75% less than patients of other medical offices for the very same ancillary services.  Additionally, we frequently use facilities that lower charges for imaging tests such as MRIs, CT scans and X-rays, and we are currently negotiating with other medical providers in our community to offer our patients substantial discounts for specialty procedures, such as colonoscopies, and commonly performed surgical procedures, like gall bladder removal.

3)  We provide comprehensive primary and urgent care services.  Our practice competently manages 90% of the health care needs of an individual, family and/or business, eliminating many of the visits and associated expenses that a sub-specialty office or an urgent care/emergency room would charge.  The money saved is often substantial.

Ask us how these and other savings through our office can help you stretch your health care dollar.

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