GPFM provides comprehensive direct primary care (DPC). No health insurance is necessary, and we don't bill any insurance provider for our services. Instead we offer monthly memberships that range from $55-$75 a month for adults. Children are $15/m with an adult. The monthly fee includes all doctor visits and care provided in the office, and after hours via telemedicine.
Comprehensive primary care includes, for example, the treatment of chronic conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes or thyroid management to psychological care, dermatological care, cardiovascular care and physical exams as well as acute needs like laceration repair, strep throat treatment or urinary tract infection treatment.
Direct care means no insurance "middle men" altering the relationship between the doctor and patient. This frees up our time, to spend more time with you the patient. Therefore our members enjoy relaxed, hassle free visits from a board certified medical doctor, directly.
We offer same day and next day appointments for urgent needs. The doctor is also available via text, email and phone at all times.
We maintain an in-house pharmacy for dispensing medicines to our patients, and a lab draw station to collect test samples right here in our office. No separate trip to a lab or pharmacy. Both are provided as a courtesy to members to help lower cost for our patients and deliver care more efficiently when patients visit the office.
Medicines we dispense, lab tests we send out, and other services like a holter monitor test or home sleep study are provided at an additional charge. We offer these items at near wholesale prices, usually saving up to 90% of the cost elsewhere.
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a membership to your doctor. No insurance is needed for membership. All office visits are included in the monthly fee.
Dr. Givens received her Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in 2004. She completed her Family Medicine Residency in Billings, Montana in 2007. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons.
Fee for service vs Direct Primary Care
|"Traditional Practice"||Direct Primary Care|
|10-15 minute visits||30-60 minute visits. time to discuss your concerns|
|May not see your physician at every visit||See the same doctor every visit|
|Often a long wait time to get in for an appointment||Same day or next day appointments usually available|
|Rare to speak to your doctor during office hours/many layers of staff between you and the doctor||Your care is coordinated by your doctor, not someone else|
|Various providers "taking call" after business hours||Your doctor will answer the phone after hours|
|Co-pays and deductibles||One monthly fee covers all visits|
|Extra charges for paperwork||No extra charges for paperwork|
|Out-of-pocket expenses for 'uncovered procedures'||One monthly fee covers all visits and in-office procedures|
|Busy and stressed-out staff||Relaxed and comfortable office atmosphere|
Monthly memberships include all visits to see the doctor. We do not bill insurance for your care, though we do recommend you have insurance for catastrophic events.Membership includes:
|Ages: 0-19||$15 / mo|
|Ages: 20-29||$55 / mo|
|Ages: 30+||$75 / mo|
The Department of Consumer and Business Services Issued a certificate to this practice. You can contact consumer advocates at the Department of Consumer and Business Services at (888) 977-4894, [email protected], or www.insurance.oregon.gov. The Direct Primary Care membership and practice is not insurance. The practice provides only the limited scope of primary care services specified in the retainer medical agreement. The patient must pay for all services not specified in the retainer medical agreement. The retainer medical agreement can be canceled at any time and is a month-to-month agreement, refund for the current month fees is not provided upon cancellation.
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