Direct Primary Care

Direct Primary Care is a grass roots movement that is reclaiming the primacy of the physician-patient relationship in primary care. Across the U.S. Family Physicians, general Internists and some general Pediatricians are developing models that allow patients/families to directly contract with their primary care clinicians. 

The FMEC serves as a first follower of the DPC movement. We first learned of DPC through the 2008 FMEC Innovators Network meeting. Working to support the DPC leaders, we sponsored the first DPC National Summits in 2013 and 2014. Each year following, we’ve co-sponsored the Summit with the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and the DPC Alliance.

The 2021 DPC Summit will be in Kansas City, July 16-18. Registration will open sometime in 2021.  

The FMEC also serves as connector among those interested in expanding the DPC model to improve patient outcomes while reducing the cost of care. We actively seek and share information about new uses of the DPC model. The FMEC supports a DPC Learning Community by providing weekly messages to interested parties regarding news and events related to DPC. 

Join this learning community if you wish to receive information and be connected with those who are using DPC to improve patient outcomes.  

Direct Primary Care Video - Patient Oriented Video:
Direct Primary Care Video - Employer Oriented Video:

Direct Primary Care Webinars: 

Employer Advantage Health Care Solutions Chief Strategy Officer Jed Constantz lead free webinars in July for DPC physicians who would like to learn more about engaging local employers. Each webinar was about an hour long. Employer Advantage works with self-insured employers to streamline healthcare service and cost thru innovative models including Direct Primary Care.

Topics and links to the webinars:

Engaging Employers to Grow Your DPC Practice

Should Your DPC Practice Engage Self-Funded or Fully Insured Employers?

Offering a Near-Site Clinic: Option for Employers

Giving Employers What They Want

How to Become Part of an Employer's Health Benefit Offering

For more information, contact:  Laurence Bauer, MSW, MED

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