7Health has been practicing direct primary care since 2008 in Texas. They offer signature $7 services, as well as same-day appointments, specialist discounts, and other features that add to their holistic healthcare approach. If you are a local to Fresco or Anna, Texas, check out their clinics!
What is your mission as a DPC?
Scott Hastings, DO, has made it his life’s work to bring quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans.
What made you decide to become a DPC provider?
In his early days of the practice, he noticed the skyrocketing cost for patients to see a doctor, which resulted in the doctor-patient relationship being strangled by rushed appointments, increased paperwork and long waits.
This is why he adopted a revolutionary business model in 2008 where patients have unlimited access to their doctor by paying a monthly subscription. By eliminating the insurance middle-man, patients receive unprecedented quality care and more time with their doctor – all at a fraction of the cost.
What is the best part about being a DPC?
Definitely the autonomy. We get to make decisions for our patients’ care outside of the health insurance matrix, and without needing to wait for approval. Our patients get better care more quickly as a result of our model of care.
What makes your DPC practice special?
We believe our model is one of the simplest approaches to Direct Primary Care, simple enough that other non-DPC doctors could adopt it! We also combine western medicine with evidence-based holistic practices to help improve health outcomes for all patients.
What is the number-one way you are improving healthcare for your patients?
In these days of Covid, we are doing what we can to keep patients healthy and safe. That’s been a main goal lately.
How has paring DPC and Zion Health improved your patient’s healthcare?
We find that our patients have more peace of mind knowing that they have someone who has their back if they need health sharing for big medical issues in the future.
What has been your experience partnering with Zion Health so far?
We have been very impressed with Zion’s health sharing model and the nimble-ness of their claims process
Want to learn more about direct primary care? Learn how Zion Health and DPC work together, and find a practice near you!