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Want to Avoid the Emergency Room?

HIPnation, March 16, 2018

Want to Avoid the Emergency Room?

Unfortunately, many people today use Urgent Care and Emergency Rooms as their primary care when such intensive, emergency care is not warranted or needed. This drives up the price of healthcare as well as creating a lot of frustration caused by long waits, poor communication, and much more. Find out how direct primary care can help.

Medical Care

Did you know that the vast majority of your medical care can be delivered by your primary care physician? In a Direct Primary Care (DPC) environment, which is not constrained by insurance and hindrances, it is estimated that 60 percent of your care can be taken care of between you and your primary care physician.
With your HIPnation primary care physician, you can make a call anytime to discuss your health with your doctor. Allow a doctor who knows you and your medical history personally to care for you. Let your doctor determine if need to go to an emergency room or an urgent care center.

A prominent study in the American Journal of Managed Care showed that patients with a DPC doctor were 40-70 percent less likely to be hospitalized and over 90 percent less likely to be readmitted to the hospital. This has great long-term health benefits for a patient — being healthier and having much lower out of pocket costs! Even with a heart attack, the studies show that the patient has a 91-97 percent less likely chance to be readmitted to the hospital!

Contact HIPnation Today

If you’re looking to stay out of Urgent Care and the Emergency Room, learn how direct primary care can help you, your family, and your business. Contact MembershipServics@HIPnation.com for more information. Remember to ask about our “Dare to Ask a Doctor” Open Houses, or sign-up on our website.