Direct Primary Care Patient Contract
Direct Primary Care (DPC) functions by patients paying a monthly fee directly to the doctor’s practice. This fee covers office visits performed in the office or by telephone, email or other electronic options. The fee also includes an annual wellness review, minor surgeries, tetanus and influenza vaccines, and common in-office lab tests. These visits and services are covered within the monthly fee without co-pays, deductibles or extra fees. The current health care system is becoming more and more dysfunctional and many health care professionals are starting to realize the mega clinics and large scale health systems are impeding their ability to provide quality personal care to their patients. Dr. Carroll’s goal is to provide personal care with time to engage in conversations to encourage healthy choices to avoid chronic diseases. Enrollment in Dr. Carroll’s DPC practice will include opportunities to attend monthly Paradigm Shift for Health classes. This program will continue to expand with new topics for helping you stay healthy and manage simple medical problems.
As a member in Foothills Family Care DPC, you will still need insurance to cover those medical procedures, treatments and labs that Dr. Carroll cannot perform in his office. Having insurance will also keep you from having to pay the penalties under the ACA (Obamacare).
For those who aren’t insured through their employers and feel they cannot afford the DPC fee AND traditional health insurance there is an alternative you may want to consider. Foothills Family Care DPC is now a premier practice in the Liberty Direct medical cost-sharing program * and this could mean substantial savings (typically 40-60%) for you. If you choose and qualify for Liberty Direct you can designate Dr. Carroll as your DPC provider and Liberty Direct will pay up to $60/mo. for an individual membership (my cost for adults 40-64 is $55/mo.) You will also save on your monthly cost for health care coverage and be exempt from the ACA penalties.
Visit LibertyDirect.org to find out if the Liberty Direct medical cost-sharing program will work for you or read our blog for more details: Foothills Family Care DPC is now a Liberty Direct Premier Practice
*Disclaimer: Foothills Family Care DPC does not assume liability for any damages or conflicts arising between our patients and Liberty Direct or its medical cost-sharing program. Medical cost-sharing may not be suitable for everyone and those interested are encouraged to research the program sufficiently to determine if they qualify and that it meets their specific needs. In some cases, however, medical cost-sharing may be considered an affordable alternative for those who don’t have, don’t want or can’t get traditional health insurance.
To learn more about this up and coming business model for receiving health care we recommend the following web sites: The Direct Primary Care site has many links to other participating providers, current legislation efforts in the USA, and testimonials from both providers and patients. The 5 Basic Principles of the DPC practice outline the doctor/patient relationship. David Von Drehle’s December 22, 2014 Time® article, “Medicine is About Getting Personal” tells Dr. Garrison Bliss’s story of becoming a DPC provider. Please contact our office for information on joining Dr. Carroll’s practice.
Ready to Sign Up?
Direct Primary Care Patient Contract – When you are ready to join Dr. Carroll’s practice, you will be asked to agree to the Direct Primary Care patient contract – Member Services Agreement. You can print the agreement, if needed, or you can Sign Up Online.
If you would to learn more about Direct Primary Care, please call our office at 970-221-5858 and schedule a complimentary visit with Dr. Carroll to discuss the model and his practice style. This appointment will be approximately 15 minutes and will help determine if DPC is a good fit for you.