What Is Direct Primary Care

You are a complex person with specific needs. You need a healthcare provider that can look after you from head to toe when it comes to your health and wellbeing. You need to be able to trust your provider with your health and wellness goals.

Direct primary care is the first place you should go for healthcare. It is about finding a partner who will help you live your best life and keep you healthy.

What is primary care?

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine define primary care as "the provision of integrated, available health care services by clinicians who can address a large number of personal health care requirements, develop a sustained partnership and practice in the context of family and communities."

Primary care includes many different types of healthcare services. Primary care is a part that focuses on prevention and wellness. Your primary care physician will most likely:

  • Take a close look at your medical history to determine any risk factors.
  • To prevent you from contracting a disease, offer vaccinations
  • Perform screenings so they can catch health issues early
  • Coach you in lifestyle changes that you can make to prevent illness in the future

Acute healthcare is another part of primary care. These are issues or injuries that may come on suddenly and typically don’t have a long-term impact on your health. Say you’re on the basketball court and you twist your ankle. Or maybe a cough or cold is especially bothersome.

Your primary care physician’s office is the place you would go for treatment of these kinds of issues. Primary care is also an excellent resource for helping you manage chronic, long-term conditions like diabetes or asthma.