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© 2014-2019  Direct Primary Care Coalition.

Massachusetts Direct Primary Care Coalition

The Massachusetts Direct Primary Care Coalition (MassDPCC) is happy to announce its collaboration with the national Direct Primary Care Coalition.

 

The MassDPCC was formed in 2015 to promote Direct Primary Care (DPC) in the state of Massachusetts. We are a network of people who believe that the DPC model provides an exciting, alternative approach to building healthy communities and healthcare systems. Our Coalition includes healthcare practitioners, professionals, and advocates. Under the national umbrella, we join resources for ongoing advocacy of DPC nationwide, as well as for directed efforts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

 

The primary objectives for Massachusetts are: 

 

  • to share knowledge, experience, and resources

  • to advocate for enabling policies and legal frameworks

  • to educate healthcare practitioners, policymakers and the general public about DPC

 

 

NEWS

 

Massachussetts DPC Docs join forces within New England

 

In July 2016, a group of New England DPC doctors joined forces to form the New England DPC Alliance. Although still in the process of defining the organization formally, the Alliance aims to promote the DPC model within New England, to provide education to the public and other healthcare professionals/groups, and to support existing as well as new DPC practices. For more information, feel free to contact Linnea Meyer, MD, of Wellscape Direct MD in Boston, MA, at 617-918-7598, or Peter J. Sacchetti, MD, of Independent Health Advantage in York, ME, at 207-703-5365.

 

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LEGISLATION

 

With the assistance of the national Direct Primary Care Coalition, MassDPCC is advocating for regulations and legislation that safeguard the DPC practice model within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

 

 

DIRECT PRIMARY CARE EXPLAINED
 
WHAT IS DIRECT PRIMARY CARE?

Direct Primary Care is a model of healthcare delivery in which the primary relationship is directly between patient and doctor. It is an alternative to the traditional insurance-based, fee-for-service model. Instead, primary care services and direct access to your primary care doctor are offered at an affordable monthly or quarterly fee. Often included are individualized care, extended time for office visits, direct access to your doctor (often by electronic means as well as home/office visits), and advocacy for patients as they negotiate the rest of the healthcare system.

________________________________________________WHY DIRECT PRIMARY CARE?

 

For patients:

  • Personalized care with direct access to physicians (in-person or via electronic communications)

  • Unhurried office visits

  • Same or next-day scheduling without long waits 

  • Potential cost savings through discounted medications and lab tests

  • Transparency of primary care costs

  • No complicated insurance statements

 

For physicians

  • Satisfaction from extended time with patients

  • Patient panels of 400-800

  • Simplified billing and lower overhead costs

 

For Massachusetts

  • Potential way for public and private employers to address rising healthcare costs

  • Offers an alternative primary care model, in keeping with the traditions of medical innovation and high quality care in MA 

 

 

HOW DO I FIND A PROVIDER?

See the directory of providers in Massachusetts below or use these links for national listings. We also welcome you to reach out to us directly.

 

http://www.dpcare.org/#!dpc-member-locations/c1yn

 

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

 

 

CONTACT US

Email:  info@MassDPC.org

 

 

 


DIRECTORY OF PRACTICES

 

 

Gold Direct Care

www.golddirectcare.com

 

123 Pleasant Street

Marblehead, MA  01945

781-842-3961

info@golddirectcare.com

 

 

 

Infinity Family Care

http://www.infinityfamilycare.com

450 Chauncy Street
Mansfield, MA 02048

info@infinityfamilycare.com

 

 

 

Iora Health

www.ioraprimarycare.com/boston/

(For Medicare patients)

 

Shops at Riverwood

912 River Street, Suite 201

Hyde Park, MA, 02136

 

Townline Plaza

287 Middlesex Avenue

Medford, MA 02155

 

PatriotDirect Family Medicine

www.patriotdirectfm.com

117 W. Central Street

Natick, MA 01760

508-318-6941

Wellscape Direct MD

www.WellscapeDirectMD.com

30 Lancaster Street

Boston, MA 02114

617-918-7598

info@WellscapeDirectMD.com

WholeCare Clinic

www.mywholecare.org

89 Highland Ave., Suite 309

Salem, MA 01970

978-778-6555

info@mywholecare.org

 

 

 

CHECK BACK - MORE PRACTICES OPENING SOON!

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