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Bye-bye health insurance: How direct primary care can save you money

Dr. Rebekah Bernard isn’t just a primary care doctor, she’s an entrepreneur.

Fed up with the healthcare system, she opened her own direct primary care practice in 2016 called Gulf Coast Direct Primary Care.

“Right now, they say doctors spend more time on paperwork than they do with patients. Direct primary care totally changes that,” Bernard says.

What is it?

Direct Primary Care is just as it sounds, direct. There’s no insurance company, no middleman, or government involved.

Patients pay the doctor a monthly fee, in this case around $75 bucks, for unlimited visits.

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New Hudson clinic’s novel idea: a price list

“If, as a health care provider, you’re not paying attention to the financial wellbeing of your patient, you’re not treating the whole patient,” he said.

That approach is front and center at ReforMedicine, a direct-pay family medicine practice with offices in western Wisconsin. The newest location in Hudson opened this month at 596 Outpost Circle, Suite G.

“We’re built on the notion of doing things in a more cost-sensitive way,” said Usher, ReforMedicine founder and CEO. Part of that means giving patients a price list so they know exactly how much they’ll have to pay.

Being seen for an ear infection, sore throat or pink eye? $100.

Well child check or adult physical? $150.

Common lab tests? Starting at $48 a piece.

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