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What is Direct Primary Care?

Direct primary care is a revolutionary healthcare model that is rapidly gaining popularity due to its patient-focused approach. Unlike traditional primary care models, direct primary care does not involve middlemen like insurance companies and government programs, which means patients have more control over their healthcare.

This direct relationship with doctors allows patients to receive personalized care without the hassle of navigating complex healthcare bureaucracies. Additionally, direct primary care providers offer same-day or next-day appointments, longer appointments, and round-the-clock access to medical professionals, going above and beyond traditional primary care models. 
Ultimately, direct primary care empowers patients to take control of their healthcare and receive higher quality, more affordable care.

Meet Dr. Dhanji

Sarfaraz Dhanji, MD, is board certified Family Physician who has been practicing medicine for over 15 years. Having been in medical education as Associate Program Director and Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine, and Program Director for Medical Informatics, he enjoys educating patients about their health and making long-lasting relationships with his patients.  He has taught hospital medicine and outpatient clinical medicine as clinical professor of medicine for Mercer University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Georgia and has been a proponent of the value of continuity of care.  His philosophy of medicine is simple – focus on the patient and provide cost-effective quality care based on prevention and screening.​At Mercer University, Dr. Dhanji also educated medical students on the Bio-Psychosocial Model of Medicine, which he practices with all his patients.  Understanding the nuances and intricacies of a patient’s life affords better, personalized care.

Direct primary care (DPC) can save both individuals and companies money in several ways:

  1. No insurance middleman: Direct primary care operates on a membership-based model, meaning patients pay a flat monthly or yearly fee for unlimited access to primary care services. This eliminates the need for insurance middlemen, such as health insurance companies, which can significantly reduce costs. 

  2. Lower healthcare costs: Direct primary care providers often have negotiated rates with labs, imaging centers, and other healthcare providers, which can result in lower costs for patients. Additionally, DPC providers focus on preventative care, which can reduce the need for expensive medical procedures down the line.

  3. No copays or deductibles: Unlike traditional healthcare models, direct primary care providers typically do not charge copays or deductibles. This means patients do not have to pay additional fees for each visit or service, which can add up quickly.

  4. Reduced emergency room visits: Direct primary care providers focus on preventative care and managing chronic conditions, which can reduce the likelihood of emergency room visits. Emergency room visits are often very expensive, so avoiding them can result in significant cost savings.

For small businesses, direct primary care can also save money by reducing healthcare costs for employees. By providing a direct primary care membership to employees, employers can avoid the high costs of traditional health insurance plans while still providing quality healthcare benefits to their employees. This can result in significant cost savings for both the employer and employees.

 

In summary, direct primary care can save individuals and companies money by eliminating the need for insurance middlemen, reducing healthcare costs, eliminating copays and deductibles, and reducing emergency room visits. For small businesses, offering a direct primary care membership to employees can also result in significant cost savings compared to traditional health insurance plans.

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How Direct Primary Cares Saves You Money

Direct primary care (DPC) can save both individuals and companies money in several ways:

  1. No insurance middleman: Direct primary care operates on a membership-based model, meaning patients pay a flat monthly or yearly fee for unlimited access to primary care services. This eliminates the need for insurance middlemen, such as health insurance companies, which can significantly reduce costs. 

  2. Lower healthcare costs: Direct primary care providers often have negotiated rates with labs, imaging centers, and other healthcare providers, which can result in lower costs for patients. Additionally, DPC providers focus on preventative care, which can reduce the need for expensive medical procedures down the line.

  3. No copays or deductibles: Unlike traditional healthcare models, direct primary care providers typically do not charge copays or deductibles. This means patients do not have to pay additional fees for each visit or service, which can add up quickly.

  4. Reduced emergency room visits: Direct primary care providers focus on preventative care and managing chronic conditions, which can reduce the likelihood of emergency room visits. Emergency room visits are often very expensive, so avoiding them can result in significant cost savings.

For small businesses, direct primary care can also save money by reducing healthcare costs for employees. By providing a direct primary care membership to employees, employers can avoid the high costs of traditional health insurance plans while still providing quality healthcare benefits to their employees. This can result in significant cost savings for both the employer and employees.

 

In summary, direct primary care can save individuals and companies money by eliminating the need for insurance middlemen, reducing healthcare costs, eliminating copays and deductibles, and reducing emergency room visits. For small businesses, offering a direct primary care membership to employees can also result in significant cost savings compared to traditional health insurance plans.

About Our Practice

At Magnus Direct Primary Care, the patient comes first.  The clinic is located between downtown Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, with easy access to major roads and highways.

The office is dedicated to providing personalized care in a stress-free environment.  Let's face it, going to a physician's office can be stressful, especially when you are already stressed. The experience in a clinical setting shouldn't have to be intimidating or stressful.  

Dr. Dhanji provides a safe, comfortable and caring environment for his patients and believes in being available when others aren’t. We minimize wait times and do our best to offer same-day appointments, when possible.

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