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.