What Is Direct Primary Care?
An all-inclusive, membership-based healthcare model that connects the patient and the doctor directly, offering more time for doctor-patient interactions. With Pragma, you get unlimited visits, 24/7 access, lab work, in-office procedures, urgent care, and injury care, as well as chronic disease management, preventative care, and behavioral health management.
Primary Care vs. Insurance-Based Care
With Direct Primary Care, there are no hidden fees; no co-pays or deductibles, no limitations to when or how you can be seen, what can be done, and no visit-based charges. You can get an annual exam and a procedure done at the same time, discuss multiple health issues in one visit, and receive treatment over the phone - services which insurance-based providers often lack.
Additionally, Direct Care doctors have far fewer patients than insurance-based practices, usually maxing out at 500-600 patients versus 2000-3000 with traditional insurance-based doctors.
What If I’m Already Insured?
Great! Insurance is encouraged as a safety net for emergencies and severe chronic illnesses. However, with direct primary care you get direct contact, immediate access, and special attention and focus reserved for members.