Summary: Direct primary care practices seem to be gaining popularity. In direct care, patients pay the provider directly, instead of paying through an insurer, though some DPC practices do also take insurance. This map shows a range of DPC practices; I see a few we know. On the site, we are told: “Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC. Both ‘Pure’ DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper. If you are aware of a DPC practice that has been omitted from the mapper, please email us at (email@example.com) and we will make every effort to include it in the next revised version of the mapper.” The site is founded by an osteopath who is launching a DPC practice in Cheyenne, Wyo., according to the “about us” page.
Jeanne Pinder is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded... More by Jeanne Pinder