DPC Articles & Videos
We have selected a few of our favorite articles, papers, graphics, and videos about Direct Primary Care, as well as price transparency and the movement to introduce free market principles into the healthcare system to reduce costs, improve quality, as well as to make both doctors and patients happier.
This video published by Reason, featuring DPC pioneers such as Douglas Farrago, M.D., Ryan Neuhofel, D.O., and Julie Gunther, M.D. discusses what DPC is and how it can be a part of the health care solution.
DPC: A Healthcare Revolution
This short animation describes what Direct Primary Care is and why it is so beneficial for patients.
CAn DPC Save money?
This video was filmed at the 2017 Docs4PatientCare DPC Nuts and Bolts Conference. It features Chad Savage, M.D. who expertly explains how DPC can save patients a significant amount of money.
Why Direct Primary Care?
This video is a presentation given by Dr. Josh Umbehr of Atlas MD. He is one of the pioneers of the DPC movement. He explains some of the philosophy behind Direct Primary Care as well as how it works in his office. Since this talk was recorded, several hundred new DPC practices have opened.
Restoring the Doctor-Patient Relationship
This report by Liam Siguad of the Maine Heritage Policy Center talks about how DPC can improve the doctor-patient relationship, save money, and improve quality and access to care. It takes a look at DPC in general, as well as in Maine specifically. Since its publication, more DPC practices have opened in the Pine Tree State.
Direct Primary care: An innovative alternative to conventional health insurance
This 2014 paper published by the Heritage Foundation discusses the DPC model as an innovation that can save individual patients money, as well as the health care system in general.
(Please note that DPC is not really an alternative to insurance. It is an alternative way to deliver healthcare that can allow people to save money by increasing their deductibles. It is also a way for people without insurance to afford primary care.)
Direct Primary Care For Local Governments
This paper by Katherine Restrepo of the John Locke Foundation demonstrates that DPC can not only save individual patients and businesses money, but also governments. She analyses how much savings was demonstrated in Union County, North Carolina when that county's government offered a DPC option for their employees.