Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a revolutionary model of health care in which patients pay their doctors directly for primary care services, instead of using insurance companies. With the elimination of the middle-man, there are fewer barriers to prevent you from getting the care that you need. Common patient frustrations such as double-booked appointments, long wait times and the inability to reach your doctor tend to disappear once the red tape is removed. The doctor is able to focus completely on the patient, rather than on paperwork. In addition, health care costs are reduced and patient satisfaction improves.
This may be the practice for you if you:
Dr. Toussaint is an out-of-network provider for all insurance plans. Although the membership/visit fees are not covered by insurance, outside services such as prescriptions and lab tests can be billed to your insurance directly by pharmacies and lab facilities.
Submit your contact information using the form below and we will get you set up. If you're not quite sure, then feel free to set up a free 15 minute meet and greet to help you decide if the practice meets your needs.
It's easy to become lost in a traditional primary care practice where physicians are burdened with large panels of patients and visits can feel rushed and de-personalized. The average doctor in a traditional practice has a panel size upward of 2000 patients whereas DPC practices are limited to a few hundred patients per doctor. Because this practice is small by-design, this translates to more personalized treatment with quicker access to care, when you need it.
No problem. Send us an email and we will process the cancelation for the upcoming month. We will work with you to transfer your records, if desired. Keep in mind, that if you do decide to rejoin us, you will be expected to pay the registration fee again.
A membership with us is not an insurance plan. Insurance is still recommended for prescription coverage, ER visits, lab and radiology tests, as well as visits to specialists. Some members who join DPCs opt for a high deductible health plan while receiving primary care at a DPC practice.
No. However, if you have an FSA plan, check with your human resource department to confirm you can submit your membership receipts for reimbursement. The law is currently unclear if HSA funds can be used for DPC membership fees. Consult with your tax consultant regarding the ability to use HSA funds for DPC membership fees.
Uninsured patients may absolutely join the practice. It's still recommended that patients carry health insurance where possible, for major medical events.
Yes. Labwork can be completed at your preferred lab facility, such as Quest or Labcorp. Prescriptions are electronically sent to your pharmacy of choice.
If you require a consultant for specialty medical care, we will work closely with that specialist to refer and coordinate your care.