Benefits of Working with Other DPC Practices
Those working in direct primary care (DPC) are generally very excited to open their own office and work independently outside of an employed position or a hospital network. While working independently is valued by some, there are so many advantages to working and collaborating with other DPC practices. In doing so, it allows your office to be more efficient and run more smoothly. Read on to see some of the benefits of working with other DPC practices:
One of the main benefits in working with other DPC practices is group purchasing. There are a lot of things that we are required to purchase for our office, whether it’s medical or office supplies, medications, or vaccines. When working in a group, you are able to leverage the volume that you need to purchase and save costs overall, but when working individually, there is not much room for purchasing power. Other services, such as working with VaxCare to get vaccines in the office, often require a minimum amount be distributed. By collaborating with other offices, it allows you to satisfy those minimum requirements in order to get those services.
When working with other practices, you’re able to talk with other providers about complicated cases and difficult patients, which is generally a lot harder to do when working on your own in a
smaller or individual office. Having other offices that you work with allows you to bounce ideas off of other physicians and get advice on particular cases. If you experience problems in the
office such as billing, overhead, managing employees, or calculating expenses, it gives you the opportunity to confide in someone about how to handle it. It’s also beneficial when you want to
take a vacation since having a network of physicians that you work with on a daily basis makes it easier to find someone who can provide coverage while you’re away.
Working with Employers
When you work with multiple direct primary care offices, you have the ability to provide employers a choice for their employees. As an employee, you have the option to choose a direct primary care membership where you have multiple offices to choose from and the ability to select the type of doctor that will fit you best. It helps to have patients in the office who have chosen you as their provider, versus those who were forced to utilize services through the direct primary care arrangement.
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