As a Direct Primary Care practice, Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh (DCPP) only accepts a few hundred patients at a time. Traditional family practice docs routinely see more than 2,000 patients! With fewer patients, our dedicated physicians are able to provide top-of-the-line care to each and every patient. Here are some of the things you'll have access to as a member:
Our team offers high-quality care to kids, adults, and geriatric patients. This includes, but is not limited to, chronic disease management (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc), women's health, mental health, urgent care, sports medicine, weight management, lifestyle counseling, sports physicals, and annual physicals.
Need a visit? The physicians at DCPP can usually get you a same-day or next-day appointment, all included in your membership.
Appointments are typically 30 minutes, but can go as long as 90 -- whatever it takes to get you taken care of. And you aren't charged a copay for each time you need a return visit. Good healthcare takes time and continuity.
For example, minor suturing, cryotherapy, and skin biopsy are all included in your membership fee. If there is an extra charge for a service, you will know exactly what it is before proceeding. There are special labs and procedures that may require an additional fee.
If you require a consultant for specialty medical care, our team will work closely with that specialist.
Many medications can be dispensed in-house, so DCPP offers medications to you at wholesale prices. For nearly all medications, the price offered wholesale is cheaper than your copay at a pharmacy. If you take medications for chronic conditions, the savings on medication might be greater than your entire membership fee.
DCPP has negotiated with national labs and local imaging centers, allowing us to get your tests done at affordable rates.
It's no secret that our health habits play a huge role in the development of chronic disease.
Did you ever wish your doctor had time to give you more lifestyle advice than "eat healthier and exercise?” The members at DCPP do have the time, and above that, they have the expertise. You will be able to have as many appointments for as long as you need to address how your lifestyle plays into your health, and how you can get it back on track with specific lifestyle prescriptions. If you aren't a member, DCPP offers these services for a low consultation fee.
Direct primary care is an excellent perk for small business employers to offer to their employees. Please contact Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh to discuss this further and see if we would be a good fit!
Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh offers a healthcare option for college students during the academic year.