Nonacademic Articles

A Reasonable Defense of Direct Primary Care, Lamberts R, Medical Economics, Oct 31, 2018.

How My Life Changed: Transitioning to Direct Primary Care, Lamberts R, Medical Economics, Aug 1, 2018.

Is Direct Primary Care a Game Changer?, Rubin R, JAMA, May 2, 2018.

Could Direct Primary Care be a Key Part in Solving America's Health Care Crisis, Meadows-Fernandez R, Alternet, June 6, 2017.

Is the DPC Movement at Risk of Failing, Krivich R, Medical Economics, May 31, 2017.

Your Voice: President Trump Should Enact HSA-DPC Option ASAP, Peruvemba N, Medical Economics, May 10, 2017.

Uncertainty in Healthcare Driving DPC Growth, Stream G, Medical Economics, April 29, 2017.

Pros and Cons of Switching to A Subscription Practice, Lamberts R, Physicians Practice, Mar 22, 2017.

How to Navigate Direct Pay Successfully, Bendix J, Medical Economics, Feb 25, 2017.

I'm Standing Up for Direct Primary Care, Neuhofel R, AAFP Fresh Perspectives Blog, Feb 24, 2017.

Here's Why Membership Medicine is Gaining Physician Attention, Finkle E, Medical Economics, Feb 10, 2017.

Direct Primary Care Is a Sensible Workforce Solution, Bender J, AAFP Leader Voices Blog, Jan 3, 2017.

Your voice: Mostashari’s DPC take is ‘absurd’, Neuhofel R, Medical Economics, Dec 25, 2016.

Physicians Chart New Path Into Direct Primary Care, Colwell J, Medical Economics, June 25, 2016.

Direct Primary Care May Become The Norm, Scherger J, Medical Economics, June 25, 2016.

Choosing a Business Model: Direct Primary Care, Syrek R, Eskew P, Medscape, May 31, 2016.

The Rise of Direct Primary Care, Pofeldt E, Medical Economics, April 10, 2016.

Concierge, Direct Pay, or Hybrid: Is One Right for You?, Page L, Medscape, April 6, 2016.

Direct Primary Care: Concierge Care For The Masses, Huff C, Health Affairs, 34, No.12 (2015):2016-2019.

DPC Summit Draws Hundreds of Enthusiastic Family Physicians, Ann Fam Med September/October 2015 vol. 13 no. 5 498-499.

Solving the Crisis in Primary Care, Schimpff S, Medical Economics, August 21, 2014.

Direct Pay: A Promising Care Model With Challenges, Bendix J, Medical Economics, August 21, 2014.  

Direct Primary Care Model Gains Traction in Practice, Zimlich R, Med Econ. 2013 Jul 10;90(13):54-6, 58-9.  PMID: 25233713

Before Transitioning to Direct Primary Care Explore These Steps, Zimlich R, Medical Economics, July 10, 2013.

Direct Primary Care: A New System for General Practice, Kamerow D, BMJ. 2012 Jul 2;345.  PMID: 22750424.  

White Papers

Direct Primary Care (DPC): Potential Impact on Cost, Quality, Health Outcomes, and Provider Workforce Capacity
A Review of Existing Experience & Questions for Evaluation
, July 2018, by Health Policy Programs Group, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute School of Medicine and Public Health

Direct Primary Care A Simple Health Care Model Designed to Help Patients With Chronic Disease and Disabilities, By Katherine Restrepo, March 2017, John Locke Foundation.

Spotlight 475 Direct Primary Care: Restoring The Doctor-Patient Relationship, By Katherine Restrepo, February 10, 2016, John Locke Foundation.

Background Note on Direct Primary Care, Primary Care Systems Case Collection, By Jessica Albert & Erin Sullivan, Feb 2016, Center for Primary Care Harvard Medical School.  

A Comprehensive Package to Reforming Healthcare, By Justin Owen, Dec 29, 2015, Beacon Center of Tennessee.

Where Obamacare Leaves Questions, Direct Primary Care May Offer Answers, By Patrick Ishmael, Show-Me Institute (Missouri), October 2015

Direct Primary Care: An Innovative Alternative to Conventional Health Insurance, McCorry, D. Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, No. 2939, Aug 6, 2014.

Direct Primary Care in Louisiana, A White Paper for Louisiana Lawmakers and Healthcare Stakeholders In Support of Senate Bill 516,
By Jarrett S. Flood, MD, Flood International Consulting Agency, April 2014.  

On Retainer: Direct Primary Care Practices Bypass Insurance, By Dave Chase, California Healthcare Foundation, April 2013.

News Articles

Direct Primary Care Has Limited Benefits for Doctors and Patients, By Timothy Hoff, STAT, Sept 6, 2018.

Advantages and Limitations of the Direct Primary Care Model, By Erica Betz, MGMA Stat, May 15, 2018.

Direct Primary Care: A New Solution for Rising Health Care Costs? By Theo Thimou, Clark, April 12, 2018.

A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare, By Lydia Ramsey, Business Insider, March 17, 2018.

Direct Primary Care: A Big Winner In The Senate GOP Health Care Bill, By Avik Roy, Forbes, July 9, 2017.

Column: Health care free marketers, progressives unite, By Kathy Hoekstra, The Detroit News, July 9, 2017.

3 Doctors On What Works And Doesn't Work In U.S. Health Care, By Scott Simon (& Julie Gunther, MD), NPR, July 8, 2017.

Direct Primary Care Can Help New Jersey's Primary Care Shortage, By Matthew Glans, Heartland Institute, May 1, 2017.

Direct Primary Care Model Gains Momentum in Multiple States, By Michael Laff, AAFP News, Apr 21, 2017.

A New Kind of Doctor's Office Charges a Monthly Fee and Doesn't Take Insurance and it Could be the Future of Medicine, By Lydia Ramsey, Business Insider, Mar 19, 2017.

Why Some Doctors and Patients Love Direct Primary Care, By Melinda Beck, Market Watch, Mar 17, 2017.

Direct Primary Care: The Avant Guard Approach, By Jon Hersey, Cityview, Mar 17, 2017.

Make GOP Plan Tax Credits Count For Direct-Pay Patients and Doctors, By Michael Hamilton and Chad Savage, MD, The Hill, Mar 16, 2017.

Some See 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' As A GOP-Friendly Way To Provide Routine Care, By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News / NPR, Mar 1, 2017.

With Direct Primary Care, It’s Just Doctor and Patient, by Melinda Beck, The Wall Street Journal, Feb 26, 2017.

States Prove Why Direct Primary Care Should Be A Key Component To Any Health Care Reform Plan, by Katherine Restrepo, Forbes, Feb 6, 2017.

Lawmakers to Look at Membership-Based Primary Care Model, by Ron Hurtibise, Sun Sentinel, Feb 4, 2017

Maine Should Open Doors to Direct Primary Care, by Matthew Glans, Heartland Institute, Dec 9, 2016.

Understanding the Hybrid Direct Primary Care Practice, by Lee Gross, MD, Becker's Hospital Review, Nov 2, 2016.

Yes, Direct Primary Care Does Benefit Patients With Chronic Health Conditions, by Katherine Restrepo, Forbes, Oct 31, 2016.

Physicians Flock to Summit on Innovative Direct Primary Care Model, by David Grandouiller & Michael Hamilton, Heartland Institute, Aug 3, 2016.

Direct Primary Care Helping North Carolina Public Sector Save Big On Health Care Claims: Part II, by Katherine Restrepo, Forbes, Jul 19, 2016.

Could Millennials Make Direct Primary Care Mainstream Medicine?, by Katherine Restrepo, Forbes, May 26, 2016.

Patients Save as Docs Combine Direct Primary Care with Cost Sharing, by Jenni White, Heartland Institute, May 12, 2016.

Direct Primary Care Delivers Savings for North Carolina, by Luke Ferree, Heartland Institute, May 9, 2016.

Direct Care Helping North Carolina Public Sector Save Big On Health Care Claims, by Katherine Restrepo, Forbes, Mar 22, 2016.

Would Paying Your Doctor Cash Up Front Get You Better Care?, by Sshefali Luthra, NPR / Kaiser Health News Jan 13, 2016.

Direct Primary Care Seen As Alternative To Insurance, by Dan Way, Carolina Journal Online, Nov 12, 2015.

Researchers Study What 'Direct Primary Care' Really Means, by Michael Laff, AAFP News, Nov 10, 2015.

Small, Independent Practices Comprise Most Direct Primary Care Offices, by Leslie Champlin, Robert Graham Center, Nov 9, 2015.

Under New Practice Model, Family Docs Ditch Insurance to Offer Care, by Heather Stauffer, Lancaster Online, Nov 3, 2015.

Direct Primary Care: Restoring The Doctor-Patient Relationship, by Katherine Restrepo, Forbes, Oct 23, 2015.

Direct Primary Care Begins to Take Hold in Wyoming, by Tom Lacock, Wyoming Medicine, Fall 2015 Vol 6, No 2, pp 18-21.

Direct Primary Care: A Way Out of the Labyrinth?, By Carolyn Schierhorn, The DO, May 7, 2015.

Direct Primary Care is Popular With Doctors, Not Yet With Patients, Spokane Journal, Staff Report, Feb 12, 2015.

Medicine Is About to Get Personal, By David Von Drehle, Time, Dec 22, 2014.

The Happy PCP: $400K/Yr and Home in Time for Dinner, by Jennifer Ferris, Medpage Today Practice Management, Nov 7, 2014.

Is Direct Primary Care Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem? By Carolyn Long Engelhard, The Hill, October 13, 2014.

Cash-Only Practices: 8 Issues to Consider, By Neil Chesanow, Medscape Business of Medicine, May 15, 2014.

Healthcare Costs: Low-Hanging Fruit, By Todd Hixon, Forbes, April 4, 2014.  

A Simple Request From the Front Lines of Healthcare, By Garrison Bliss, MD, The Hill, March 04, 2014.

Direct Primary Care: An Alternative Care and Payment Model, By Dr. Michael Jongerius, Peoria Magazines, Jan 2014.

Direct Primary Care: Provider, Purchaser and Payer Perspective, By Dave Chase, Forbes, July 14, 2013.

Direct Primary Care: Regulatory Trends, By Dave Chase, Forbes, July 10, 2013.

Health Plan Rorschach Test: Direct Primary Care, By Dave Chase, Forbes, July 6, 2013.

More Care Up Front For $54 A Month, By Bruce Japsen, The New York Times, May 21, 2012.

Insurance Commissioner Reports

Washington - Mike Kreidler - Insurance Commissioner - Direct Practices Annual report to the Legislature December 1, 2012.

Maryland, - Ralph S. Tyler - Insurance Commissioner - Report on “Retainer” or “Boutique” or “Concierge” Medical Practices and the Business of Insurance, January 2009.