Why Direct Primary Care?

Our physicians spend more time with their patients, build closer relationships, and focus on preventive care.

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What is Direct Primary Care?

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a healthcare model in which patient spay a monthly or annual fee to their primary care physician for comprehensive primary care services. This fee covers a range of services, including office visits, preventive care, chronic disease management, and basic lab tests. In this model, the primary care physician acts as a patient's main point of contact for all their healthcare needs. 

Unlike traditional fee-for-service models, DPC does not rely on insurance reimbursements or copays. This allows physicians to spend more time with their patients, build closer relationships, and focus on preventive care. DPC practices typically have smaller patient panels, allowing physicians to provide more personalized and attentive care.

Why  Strive?

Strive Healthcare Experience

·       Unrestricted, direct access to your doctor,  24/7, even home visits if needed.

·       More time with your doctor.

·       Call, email, text at any time. Zero copays.

·       Bloodwork/labs, imaging, prescription  medications for up to 80-90% less.

·       Peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

The "Normal" Way

·       Obnoxiously long waits to see or communicate  with your doctor.

·       Rushed appointments with minimal eye  contact.

·       Only available 8-5 during the week. And weekends? Good luck.

·       Financially incentivized to keep you sick  and see you more often.

·       Price opacity with excessive markup of services. 

Numbers Never Lie...

A study published in Seattle comparing traditional insurance-based primary care and direct primary care (DPC). In addition to a higher retention rate with happier and healthier employees with DPC memberships, the study showed:

·     53% decrease in ER visits

·     16% decrease in in-patient hospital days

·     58% decrease in higher-cost specialist visits

·     66% decrease in advanced radiology/imaging

·     77% decrease in surgeries

·     The ultimate exchange financially was $2000 per employee per year in health care savings!

Frequently Asked Questions...

What does monthly membership cover?

·     The monthly membership covers unrestricted, transparent, open access to Dr. Brown and Dr. Schuster. We're just a call, text, email, or same day office visit away. There is no one between you and your doctor. We are the ones that answer the phone, not an answering service. How cool is that?

What ages do Dr. Schuster and Dr. Brown see?

·     Short answer: everyone! We see everyone of all ages. Young, old, pregnant, everyone in between. That is the beauty of our training as your Family Medicine physicians.

What about bloodwork, medications, and imaging?

·     One of the beauties of DPC is full price transparency. We have personally worked with local labs and imaging centers to ensure you the lowest cash price possible. We stock basic medications in our office and give them to you at wholesale cost. You wouldn't have a mechanic take care of your car without knowing the price beforehand, right? You'll know the price before you decide on anything with Strive. Sounds refreshing from a doctor's office, doesn't it?

What if I'm healthy and rarely go to the doctor?

·     Well,that’s the goal, so nice work! We aim to keep you healthy and prevent illness.Sometimes, however, you need stitches, an antibiotic, or have a quick question to run by a doctor. An urgent care visit for those stitches or antibiotic will cost you about what our annual membership costs. And if you have a question fora doctor? Good luck getting an answer any time soon the normal way. As a member,just call/text/email us. Yes, it's that easy and convenient.

What if I decide to cancel my membership?

·     Situations change, we get it. Not a problem at all. We just ask you give us 30 days notice so we can tie up any loose ends and give you a chance to find another doctor.If you pay quarterly or annually, you will be immediately refunded the remaining balance, no hard feelings whatsoever.

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