Mission Statement

DPC Frontier was founded with the goal of becoming the initial "go to" resource that will facilitate the growth of the DPC movement among physicians.  We believe that direct primary care will be the centerpiece of an effective healthcare system that meets the oft quoted triple-aim of access, cost, and quality.  We believe that price transparency and honesty are critical to the patient-physician relationship. We are happy to provide detailed advice and guidance for DPC physicians free of charge (while others often charge thousands of dollars for less comprehensive information).  We want to facilitate a dialogue among the physician community by providing accurate information, informative blog posts, and lively and open discussion forums - no passwords or dues required.   



Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA 

Dr. Eskew founded DPC Frontier in Feb 2015. He joined ProactiveMD in Feb 2016 and is the company's VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel.  He completed his family medicine residency at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, Pennsylvania in June 2015 and was honored with the American Osteopathic Foundation's Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Family Medicine. He has been researching direct primary care (DPC) models for many years, including an intensive experience as a Visiting Scholar at the Robert Graham Center where his work was later published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Some of his earlier research comparing West Virginia and Washington DPC laws was published in the West Virginia Medical Journal and he has pending publications with Journal of Legal Medicine and Family Practice Management.  Dr. Eskew has advised state and federal legislators about DPC legislation, and is the general counsel of the Direct Primary Care Coalition where he also serves as a member of the steering committee.  He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012, the West Virginia University College of Law in 2008, the University of Kentucky Gatton MBA Program in 2006, and West Virginia Wesleyan College with accounting and chemistry majors in 2005. He has been a member of the Kentucky Bar since 2011, obtained a limited certificate to practice with the South Carolina Bar in 2016, and intends to use his diverse training to not only grow Proactive MD, but to support other DPC practices in the medical, legal, and policy arenas.  Dr. Eskew regularly speaks about direct primary care.  He has spoken at events organized by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Legal Medicine, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Private Physicians. (Please see the events page for details.)


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