About Direct Primary Care
Innovative Healthcare Delivery that Maximizes QUALITY & VALUE
Direct Primary Care (DPC) works like this: we do not accept health insurance so we don't have to waste healthcare time or dollars administrating it. Your monthly membership subscription allows for:
longer visits, with a relaxed physician and office environment where the focus is on you, not on the computer screen
unlimited access to your physician including same-day office visits, text messaging, phone calls and even "facetime-like" visits through a new platform called "tele-health"
low patient to physician ratio
access for after-hours urgent care - allowing you to avoid expensive Urgent Care and Emergency Room visits unless absolutely necessary
Full-Spectrum Family Medicine by Board-Certified Physicians, who are skilled in procedures and complex disease management, avoiding the need for specialists unless absolutely necessary
office visits and care without co-pays or extra charges for service provided in our office
TREMENDOUS savings on medications through in-house dispensing and labs drawn in our office (no separate trips to a busy-far-away lab!
It is recommended to have some type of wrap-around, catastrophic plan to supplement your medical coverage. If a high-deductible insurance plan is not desired or affordable, there are other options that are ACA compliant.
Direct Primary Care in the News
It's about Relationship.
You're our patient. We're your doctors. It's that simple.
Gainesville Direct Primary Care Physicians is the first physician owned and operated Direct Primary Care Practice in North central Florida. It was founded by two family physicians, Dr. Cotter and Dr. Tyndall-Smith, who were disillusioned by the prevailing climate of primary care practices where numbers, driven by the insurance industry, seem more important than patients. Their passion led them to start a medical practice with the core mission of returning the patient experience to one where the doctor-patient relationship is the focus. The founders’ vision is for a practice where the physicians are accessible at a reasonable transparent price and are able to spend meaningful time with their patients to listen to their needs and concerns and to enable the doctor to deliver high-quality personalized medical care to each patient.
Dr. Cotter and Dr. Tyndall-Smith are board-certified family physicians. Combined they have over 30 years of clinical practice experience, including teaching and mentoring young doctors. Each doctor’s personal life experiences as parents to young children, caregivers to aging parents, volunteers in the community and involvement in health ministry have further enhanced their ability to connect with patients of all ages and backgrounds.