By Doctors, For Doctors
Physicians United is founded by doctors, for doctors, with no outside interests to tell us how to practice. The goal is to combat burnout and return US doctors’ autonomy, flexibility, and freedom, and to reclaim our power in directing excellent patient care.
This group is US-licensed physicians (MD or DO) only. This group does not employ or manage physicians, rather supports doctors’ establishment of their own independent primary and specialty direct care
tele-practices. Here, you have a voice. We are all in this together.
How it works
Physicians United is no-insurance, direct-pay only for the patient. Patients choose their physician based on specialty, state, or personal factors. They sign up for monthly memberships to your individual practice, according to the model of direct primary/specialty care. You take care of them synchronously (video or telephone visit) or asynchronously (messages or texts in the EMR) as much or as little as they need for the duration of their membership.
Physicians United is comprised of both primary care doctors and specialists, which enables a cross-referral network. Specialists may choose to build their own panel of those patients needing chronic care, or serve as a consultant or second opinion for patients. There is also the option of peer-to-peer consultation for primary care doctors. If you are not familiar with the direct care model, we welcome you to look up DPC or DSC and understand how this is working to return autonomy to thousands of doctors across the country.
Direct care telemedicine can be critical in addressing barriers to access for patients. Barriers like time-restraints, geographic access, insurance status, and more shouldn’t inhibit patient care. Just because a patient can’t take off work to go to the doctor, doesn’t have a specialist in their area, or lacks insurance coverage doesn’t mean they should have to sacrifice care. Physicians United can connect patients with a doctor to get them the care they need.
There is no cost for physicians to join.
In line with our commitment to complete transparency, we have set up a system where physicians chip into the pool (used to pay for physician services) in accordance with their panel size and earnings. Seventy-five percent of physicians earnings are retained by the doctor, unlike other companies which take the lion’s share and pay out a small fee to doctors.
The rest is pooled and used to pay practice overhead, including:
- Secure EMR (HIPAA compliant), E-prescribing and Lab ordering
- Payment collection/direct deposit into doctors’ accounts
- Malpractice Insurance (group coverage)
- Legal advice and contracts
- Tools and solutions to support physician practice
- Website and Marketing
What our physicians are saying
“My daughter wants to be a physician and I hate to think of her going through the hardest, most competitive pathway only to be handed all the responsibility for patient care and no true authority in the current healthcare situation. I am so glad to be able to do my small part in the great vision that is Physicians United.”