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General Questions 

General
  • What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)?
    Direct Primary Care is an innovative approach to health care that encompasses all aspects of Family Medicine utilizing a cost-effective monthly membership fee.
  • Do you take insurance?
    No, we do not bill your insurance; but, insurance can still be utilized to obtain medications, , and/or . However, Hampton Medical DPC has negotiated wholesale pricing for the above items and those savings are passed directly to our members! This model is very similar to a Sam’s Club Membership; we buy in bulk and pass the savings onto our patients.
  • Do I need to become a member to use your services?
    Yes, our practice is dedicated to a limited amount of patients. This model allows us to get to know each of our patients on a personal basis. Our practice is capped at ~ 700 patients; unlike the 2500 patients a traditional family doctor has to manage.
  • How can the DPC model actually save me money?
    Briefly stated, we offer wholesale pricing on generic medications through our in-house pharmacy. We also offer that can be conveniently drawn at our office if you prefer. Savings can be up to 80% the majority of the time! Remember, there are unlimited visits and no copays at Hampton DPC! In addition, this model blends perfectly with a high deductible plan as we can take care of up to 80% of all your healthcare needs. Switching to a high deductible plan can lower your monthly premium and that alone can cover the cost of your monthly membership fee
  • This model seems very interesting but can I meet with the physician and discuss how this model can personally benefit me?
    Great, we love to meet new people. Just call our office or schedule a free 30 minute consultation online. Dr. Hampton would be glad to answer all of your questions in person. Be sure to bring your monthly healthcare costs (medications included) and any questions you have for the Doctor.
  • Where is your office located?
    We are conveniently located inside Rizzo & Wiegering Chiropractic Office at 502 Logan Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602. Our hours vary depending on provider availability. Please check our website or FaceBook page for updated hours. We are always available by phone (814.215.9494)
  • Can patients with chronic medical conditions benefit from the DPC model?
    Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension are managed more effectively through better coordinated, longitudinal, preventive primary care such as that provided by direct primary care practices.
  • I do not have any chronic conditions and I do not require routine medical care. How could I benefit from your practice?
    That is a great question and we have many answers for you. Apart from saving you time going to the doctor, we can also focus on lifestyle changes. Preventative health care allows us to find issues before they develop into problems. This is much easier when you develop a long-standing relationship with your physician. In addition, there is a significant amount of information in the digital world when it comes to health and wellness. Dr. Hampton is well versed in all the current trends and topics; he loves to educate his patients and assist them in navigating through all the information. Accordingly, if something comes up whether at home or traveling then we are just a phone call away. Our model is also designed to promote wellness as opposed to only treating disease.
  • Is there a long term commitment with your practice?
    Simply put, if you are unhappy with any aspect of your services here at Hampton Medical then you can cancel your membership. However, the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
  • I have a family and we already have insurance. Are there any advantages for us in your model?
    Absolutely! We love to take care of entire families and we offer a discounted rate to do so. Aside from saving you money, we take pride in saving you time. Sick visits are much easier in the DPC model. We might even be able to take care of your problem right over the phone with the use of technology (i.e video conferencing, camera phones,texts). This added convenience can be very beneficial in today’s busy world.
  • Is Direct Primary Care the same as Concierge Medicine?
    No, although some individuals use these terms interchangeably, these two models have distinct differences. Simply put, DPC allows all individuals to benefit from this model. Whether you are a blue collar worker or a professional; our pricing reflects the desire to help all individuals, including the uninsured. In addition, Direct Primary Care permits the Physician to pass on wholesale medication and discounted lab pricing to patients! Concierge type practices are unable to sell wholesale medications and lab services. Direct Primary Care is able to do this because we don’t take insurance.
Membership

Membership Questions

  • What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)?
    Direct Primary Care is an innovative approach to health care that encompasses all aspects of Family Medicine utilizing a cost-effective monthly membership fee.
  • Do you take insurance?
    No, we do not bill your insurance; but, insurance can still be utilized to obtain medications, , and/or . However, Hampton Medical DPC has negotiated wholesale pricing for the above items and those savings are passed directly to our members! This model is very similar to a Sam’s Club Membership; we buy in bulk and pass the savings onto our patients.
  • Do I need to become a member to use your services?
    Yes, our practice is dedicated to a limited amount of patients. This model allows us to get to know each of our patients on a personal basis. Our practice is capped at ~ 700 patients; unlike the 2500 patients a traditional family doctor has to manage.
  • How can the DPC model actually save me money?
    Briefly stated, we offer wholesale pricing on generic medications through our in-house pharmacy. We also offer that can be conveniently drawn at our office if you prefer. Savings can be up to 80% the majority of the time! Remember, there are unlimited visits and no copays at Hampton DPC! In addition, this model blends perfectly with a high deductible plan as we can take care of up to 80% of all your healthcare needs. Switching to a high deductible plan can lower your monthly premium and that alone can cover the cost of your monthly membership fee
  • This model seems very interesting but can I meet with the physician and discuss how this model can personally benefit me?
    Great, we love to meet new people. Just call our office or schedule a free 30 minute consultation online. Dr. Hampton would be glad to answer all of your questions in person. Be sure to bring your monthly healthcare costs (medications included) and any questions you have for the Doctor.
  • Where is your office located?
    We are conveniently located inside Rizzo & Wiegering Chiropractic Office at 502 Logan Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602. Our hours vary depending on provider availability. Please check our website or FaceBook page for updated hours. We are always available by phone (814.215.9494)
  • Can patients with chronic medical conditions benefit from the DPC model?
    Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension are managed more effectively through better coordinated, longitudinal, preventive primary care such as that provided by direct primary care practices.
  • I do not have any chronic conditions and I do not require routine medical care. How could I benefit from your practice?
    That is a great question and we have many answers for you. Apart from saving you time going to the doctor, we can also focus on lifestyle changes. Preventative health care allows us to find issues before they develop into problems. This is much easier when you develop a long-standing relationship with your physician. In addition, there is a significant amount of information in the digital world when it comes to health and wellness. Dr. Hampton is well versed in all the current trends and topics; he loves to educate his patients and assist them in navigating through all the information. Accordingly, if something comes up whether at home or traveling then we are just a phone call away. Our model is also designed to promote wellness as opposed to only treating disease.
  • Is there a long term commitment with your practice?
    Simply put, if you are unhappy with any aspect of your services here at Hampton Medical then you can cancel your membership. However, the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
  • I have a family and we already have insurance. Are there any advantages for us in your model?
    Absolutely! We love to take care of entire families and we offer a discounted rate to do so. Aside from saving you money, we take pride in saving you time. Sick visits are much easier in the DPC model. We might even be able to take care of your problem right over the phone with the use of technology (i.e video conferencing, camera phones,texts). This added convenience can be very beneficial in today’s busy world.
  • Is Direct Primary Care the same as Concierge Medicine?
    No, although some individuals use these terms interchangeably, these two models have distinct differences. Simply put, DPC allows all individuals to benefit from this model. Whether you are a blue collar worker or a professional; our pricing reflects the desire to help all individuals, including the uninsured. In addition, Direct Primary Care permits the Physician to pass on wholesale medication and discounted lab pricing to patients! Concierge type practices are unable to sell wholesale medications and lab services. Direct Primary Care is able to do this because we don’t take insurance.
Insuance

Insurance Questions

  • What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)?
    Direct Primary Care is an innovative approach to health care that encompasses all aspects of Family Medicine utilizing a cost-effective monthly membership fee.
  • Do you take insurance?
    No, we do not bill your insurance; but, insurance can still be utilized to obtain medications, , and/or . However, Hampton Medical DPC has negotiated wholesale pricing for the above items and those savings are passed directly to our members! This model is very similar to a Sam’s Club Membership; we buy in bulk and pass the savings onto our patients.
  • Do I need to become a member to use your services?
    Yes, our practice is dedicated to a limited amount of patients. This model allows us to get to know each of our patients on a personal basis. Our practice is capped at ~ 700 patients; unlike the 2500 patients a traditional family doctor has to manage.
  • How can the DPC model actually save me money?
    Briefly stated, we offer wholesale pricing on generic medications through our in-house pharmacy. We also offer that can be conveniently drawn at our office if you prefer. Savings can be up to 80% the majority of the time! Remember, there are unlimited visits and no copays at Hampton DPC! In addition, this model blends perfectly with a high deductible plan as we can take care of up to 80% of all your healthcare needs. Switching to a high deductible plan can lower your monthly premium and that alone can cover the cost of your monthly membership fee
  • This model seems very interesting but can I meet with the physician and discuss how this model can personally benefit me?
    Great, we love to meet new people. Just call our office or schedule a free 30 minute consultation online. Dr. Hampton would be glad to answer all of your questions in person. Be sure to bring your monthly healthcare costs (medications included) and any questions you have for the Doctor.
  • Where is your office located?
    We are conveniently located inside Rizzo & Wiegering Chiropractic Office at 502 Logan Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602. Our hours vary depending on provider availability. Please check our website or FaceBook page for updated hours. We are always available by phone (814.215.9494)
  • Can patients with chronic medical conditions benefit from the DPC model?
    Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension are managed more effectively through better coordinated, longitudinal, preventive primary care such as that provided by direct primary care practices.
  • I do not have any chronic conditions and I do not require routine medical care. How could I benefit from your practice?
    That is a great question and we have many answers for you. Apart from saving you time going to the doctor, we can also focus on lifestyle changes. Preventative health care allows us to find issues before they develop into problems. This is much easier when you develop a long-standing relationship with your physician. In addition, there is a significant amount of information in the digital world when it comes to health and wellness. Dr. Hampton is well versed in all the current trends and topics; he loves to educate his patients and assist them in navigating through all the information. Accordingly, if something comes up whether at home or traveling then we are just a phone call away. Our model is also designed to promote wellness as opposed to only treating disease.
  • Is there a long term commitment with your practice?
    Simply put, if you are unhappy with any aspect of your services here at Hampton Medical then you can cancel your membership. However, the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
  • I have a family and we already have insurance. Are there any advantages for us in your model?
    Absolutely! We love to take care of entire families and we offer a discounted rate to do so. Aside from saving you money, we take pride in saving you time. Sick visits are much easier in the DPC model. We might even be able to take care of your problem right over the phone with the use of technology (i.e video conferencing, camera phones,texts). This added convenience can be very beneficial in today’s busy world.
  • Is Direct Primary Care the same as Concierge Medicine?
    No, although some individuals use these terms interchangeably, these two models have distinct differences. Simply put, DPC allows all individuals to benefit from this model. Whether you are a blue collar worker or a professional; our pricing reflects the desire to help all individuals, including the uninsured. In addition, Direct Primary Care permits the Physician to pass on wholesale medication and discounted lab pricing to patients! Concierge type practices are unable to sell wholesale medications and lab services. Direct Primary Care is able to do this because we don’t take insurance.
FYI

FYI

  • What is Direct Primary Care (DPC)?
    Direct Primary Care is an innovative approach to health care that encompasses all aspects of Family Medicine utilizing a cost-effective monthly membership fee.
  • Do you take insurance?
    No, we do not bill your insurance; but, insurance can still be utilized to obtain medications, , and/or . However, Hampton Medical DPC has negotiated wholesale pricing for the above items and those savings are passed directly to our members! This model is very similar to a Sam’s Club Membership; we buy in bulk and pass the savings onto our patients.
  • Do I need to become a member to use your services?
    Yes, our practice is dedicated to a limited amount of patients. This model allows us to get to know each of our patients on a personal basis. Our practice is capped at ~ 700 patients; unlike the 2500 patients a traditional family doctor has to manage.
  • How can the DPC model actually save me money?
    Briefly stated, we offer wholesale pricing on generic medications through our in-house pharmacy. We also offer that can be conveniently drawn at our office if you prefer. Savings can be up to 80% the majority of the time! Remember, there are unlimited visits and no copays at Hampton DPC! In addition, this model blends perfectly with a high deductible plan as we can take care of up to 80% of all your healthcare needs. Switching to a high deductible plan can lower your monthly premium and that alone can cover the cost of your monthly membership fee
  • This model seems very interesting but can I meet with the physician and discuss how this model can personally benefit me?
    Great, we love to meet new people. Just call our office or schedule a free 30 minute consultation online. Dr. Hampton would be glad to answer all of your questions in person. Be sure to bring your monthly healthcare costs (medications included) and any questions you have for the Doctor.
  • Where is your office located?
    We are conveniently located inside Rizzo & Wiegering Chiropractic Office at 502 Logan Blvd. Altoona, PA 16602. Our hours vary depending on provider availability. Please check our website or FaceBook page for updated hours. We are always available by phone (814.215.9494)
  • Can patients with chronic medical conditions benefit from the DPC model?
    Conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension are managed more effectively through better coordinated, longitudinal, preventive primary care such as that provided by direct primary care practices.
  • I do not have any chronic conditions and I do not require routine medical care. How could I benefit from your practice?
    That is a great question and we have many answers for you. Apart from saving you time going to the doctor, we can also focus on lifestyle changes. Preventative health care allows us to find issues before they develop into problems. This is much easier when you develop a long-standing relationship with your physician. In addition, there is a significant amount of information in the digital world when it comes to health and wellness. Dr. Hampton is well versed in all the current trends and topics; he loves to educate his patients and assist them in navigating through all the information. Accordingly, if something comes up whether at home or traveling then we are just a phone call away. Our model is also designed to promote wellness as opposed to only treating disease.
  • Is there a long term commitment with your practice?
    Simply put, if you are unhappy with any aspect of your services here at Hampton Medical then you can cancel your membership. However, the Registration Fee is non-refundable.
  • I have a family and we already have insurance. Are there any advantages for us in your model?
    Absolutely! We love to take care of entire families and we offer a discounted rate to do so. Aside from saving you money, we take pride in saving you time. Sick visits are much easier in the DPC model. We might even be able to take care of your problem right over the phone with the use of technology (i.e video conferencing, camera phones,texts). This added convenience can be very beneficial in today’s busy world.
  • Is Direct Primary Care the same as Concierge Medicine?
    No, although some individuals use these terms interchangeably, these two models have distinct differences. Simply put, DPC allows all individuals to benefit from this model. Whether you are a blue collar worker or a professional; our pricing reflects the desire to help all individuals, including the uninsured. In addition, Direct Primary Care permits the Physician to pass on wholesale medication and discounted lab pricing to patients! Concierge type practices are unable to sell wholesale medications and lab services. Direct Primary Care is able to do this because we don’t take insurance.
Savings

Statistics

Savings

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Claims data

Claims Data

An independent academic reviewer looked at claims data and found that patients in a direct primary care practice working with a large union trust in Atlantic City NJ had 25% lower outpatient utilization, 48% less ER visits, and 41% fewer hospital admissions than patients in a matched control group. This translated into a 12.3% net lower total cost of care, even after taking into account the higher primary care costs than in usual practices.

changes

% Change with utilizilation of DPC

A study of the DPC Clinic Qliance revealed the following changes when utilizing

the DPC Model

 

-35% fewer hospitalizations

 -65% Emergency Department visits

  -66% fewer specialist visits

 -82% fewer surgeries

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