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TAKE A DEEP DIVE
Direct Care is a model of healthcare in which the patient pays the physician directly for access to their services. Usually this includes inexpensive monthly fee in exchange for appointments & access to affordable labwork/imaging and medications.
To better understand how Direct Care works, it is easiest to examine how it compares to the traditional or typical healthcare model.
30-60 minute appointments (longer if needed)
Any/all topics included in visit
YOU determine visit length
Doctor collaborates with you
7 minute appointments
# topics per visit
Administration determines visit length
Doctor dictates treatment
Doctor knows you like family
Treatment plan customized
Physician panel size: 400-600
Doctor knows your chart
One-size fits all treatment
Physician panel size: 2500-3000
Monthly fee covers most services
Labs fees at cost
NO surprise bills
Insurance + Copay + Deductible
Lab fees for profit
Retail medication pricing
Surprise bills the norm
Priority: prevent disease and disability
Physician incentivizes: patient satisfaction, wellbeing
Priority: Manage existing symptoms
Physician incentivizes: Hi volume, do more to patients
While the pros of direct care are plenty, we do recommend that you maintain health insurance that covers hospitalization or surgery should the need arise. High deductible, cost sharing planes are an affordable option.
MAXIMIZE YOUR TIME IN RANGE
We are a full-service diabetes clinic, including lifestyle coaching, medication start/adjustment, insulin pump management, continuous glucose monitoring, gestational diabetes and complication management. We have expertise in artificial pancreas systems, both commercial and open-source. Unlike most diabetes clinics, we manage all factors that can affect blood sugars and your risks of complications including infection, high blood pressure, cholesterol, & depression. We work with you to minimize the impact diabetes has on your life.
|Typical per visit charges||Mountain States Care + High Deductible Health Share||Typical Clinic with Insurance||No Insurance||Cash Pay + Mountain States|
|30 min visit||Free||$136||$260||Free|
|HbA1c||No charge||$50||$111||No charge|
|Per visit charge||$0||$327||$622||$0|
|Monthly Medication + supplies||$50||$150||$333||$50|
|Monthly Membership Fee||$75||$75|
|Total annual cost (best case)||$1,836||$5,041.64||$6,484||$1,500|
|Monthly average cost (best case)||$203||$416.67||$0||$125|
|Total annual cost (with emergency gallbladder surgery)||$6,836||$6,886.04||$24,144||$19,160|
|Monthly average for health (worst case)||$570||$573.84||$2,012||$1,597|
CUSTOMIZED AND COMPREHENSIVE
Optimal health and wellbeing start with excellent primary care. We provide whole-patient healthcare to people living with or without diabetes. We prioritize preventative health and chronic disease management, both essential to living a long, healthy, vigorous life. Our comprehensive, detail-oriented care is convenient, time-saving and reassuring as you deal with just one physician instead of many.
|Expense||Mountain States Care + High Deductible Health Share||Mountain States + No Insurance||Typical Clinic||Typical Clinic + No Insurance|
|Typical per visit charges||30 min visit charge||Free||Free||$136||$260|
|Wellness labwork||No charge||No charge||$193||$511|
|Annual costs||Monthly Cost||$75||$107||NA|
|Total annual cost (best case)||$1,836||$1,284||$4,234.64||$2,044|
|Monthly Cost (best Case)||$153||$107||$416.67||$0|
|Total annual cost (with emergency gallbladder surgery)||$6,836||$18,944||$7,135.40||$19,704|
|Monthly average for health (worst case)||$570||$1,579||$594.62||$1,642|
CONSTANT CARE FOR STEADY RESULTS
Have you tried a bunch of diets that didn’t seem to work or struggled to lose weight that came right back? If you are puzzled by the conflicting messages about the “right way” to lose weight, Mountain States Weight Loss offers solution tailored just for you. Our program is based on science rather than gimmicks or fad diets. We can help you achieve your weight loss goals and reclaim your health.
Many factors contribute to weight gain, including genetics, hormones, diet, medications, activity levels, and environment. The unique combination of these factors Yet most weight loss programs use a one-size-fits-all solution which leads to limited success & discouragement.
To get started, we identify medical causes that may be causing you to gain weight. Most often, this starts with a comprehensive medical examination and thorough lifestyle assessment. We work with you to create a plan that helps you achieve your weight loss goals. Most solutions include a combination of customized behavior changes, diet, exercise and medications. That’s not all – we touch base regularly to track your progress. We are available to you 24/7 to help you achieve your goals.