Jan 4, 2023
What the heck is direct primary care? Or direct care since other specialties are adopting this model. It is a subscription service that gives you access to your doctor whenever you want it. It is disruptive! Sometimes. So we talk to Dr. Maryal Concepcion about her practice, her podcast, why she chose to stop billing insurance companies and give patients access to her 24/7. We also talk about what happens when a patient abuses this service, which patients tend to be interested, and why earlier that day, a weekday, she wasn’t even in the office!
Dr. Concepcion is the host of MY DPC Story, where she interviews physicians on their direct care, not always primary care, journey. She went to Creighton Med School, completed Velley Family Medicine residency in Modesto, CA, and then moved to rural Northern California. She started working in the corporate model before starting her direct primary care practice, for which she is clearly an evangelist.