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May 18, 2017 by
aliereadvisors
Now that we’ve explored some of the basics with you regarding Direct Primary Care (DPC) and what exactly the benefit is, we wanted to share what to look for when it comes to choosing a DPC provider.

This can be tricky, especially since it is a relatively new service and there isn’t as much documentation or literature out there to use as a guide. For that reason, we’ve put together our own comprehensive tips and tricks list to use and share with your employees. Keep reading to learn more!


What to Look For in a Direct Primary Care Provider

Find a physician who likes to talk

Sometimes, being a blabber mouth is regarded as a bad thing. However, when you’re looking for a DPC provider, you’re going to want someone who likes to talk and someone who is easy to converse with. DPC providers are known to have great and in-depth relationships with their patients.

In fact, that’s one of the benefits of utilizing this service. With that being said, you will want to find a physician that is easy to talk to and one that genuinely wants to get to know their patients.

The easier it is to talk to your physician, the better your relationship and overall service with them will be.

Find a physician who is a good listener

On the flip side of someone who is good at the art of chit-chat, you will also want to find a doctor who is a good listener. Your health – and any issues surrounding it – is a sensitive issue and, at that, a highly important one in your life.

For that reason, patients should seek a physician who is a good listener so that you will always feel comfortable divulging to them your symptoms, asking any and all questions, and discussing your full medical history and outlook with them.

One of the best perks of this service is having more face-to-face time with your doctor, so finding someone with great listening skills will ensure that you truly get to take advantage of the benefit.

Look for someone who is flexible

When it comes to your health, everyone wants to explore all of their options in the face of any kind of illness or injury – whether it be something small or something more large-scale.

Thus, when it comes to treatment, you want a doctor that is willing to explore all of your options and find what you believe is the best fit for you. The truth of the matter is that in today’s world, there’s rarely only one path to go down, and more and more individuals are educated and opinionated on treatment when it comes to illness.

Finding someone willing to explore all options, as well as the risks and benefits associated with each, will make you more comfortable receiving treatment and will ensure that you are always able to get all of your treatment questions answered in a good and honest way.


Finding the perfect healthcare provider may seem impossible, but using these qualities as a guide is sure to simplify the process!

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