What is DPC?
Direct Primary Care, or DPC, is a new health care model that is affordable and accessible to all patients through a membership plan. The membership model assures you will never be charged per physician visit. There is never a co-pay nor deductible to meet. We offer the lowest prices on treatments, medications, labs and more.
What sets Buen Vita Health apart from other offices?
What sets Buen Vita Health apart from other offices is that we see all patients who are insured, uninsured and our patients never have to worry about being in network or out of network. Unlike other offices, Dr. Buenrostro will always be YOUR Doctor. We have also decided to see fewer patients to spend time with you. We never want you to feel rushed out the office. Your health care concerns are our priority.
Is Buen Vita Health Contracted with Insurances?
No. Perhaps the most critical distinction in our model of care centers on a direct, personal relationship between you and your doctor. That directness carries over to our business model as well. While the tender mercies of an insurance company might apply to the fixing of a damaged fender on your automobile, we see no reason for any insurer to have a voice about either the quality or the cost of your family’s care. We forgo insurance payments in order to save our patients from the arbitrary, intrusive decisions that inevitably follow with third-party payors. Furthermore, this direct fee-for-services arrangement frees us from the typical contractual agreements that prevent physicians from offering wholesale prices on laboratory tests, imaging, and medications.
As a Member, do I still need Insurance?
We recommend our patients have a medical insurance that covers emergencies to ensure financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist be necessary. We’re happy to refer you to insurance representatives who can help customize an insurance plan to your specific needs.
What if I need to see a Specialist or go to the Hospital?
We seek to prevent or reduce hospitalizations and specialty referrals. In instances where those types of care are required, we will certainly refer you as well as work closely with any specialist. In some cases, depending on the level of care and the sorts of expertise required, we may rely on those specialized caregivers to manage your treatment.
What if I need Care away from home?
Naturally we provide such care – yet another freedom we enjoy together as a result of Buen Vita's independence from the restrictions of third-party payment. Because we know you well, we can streamline your care when you’re sick away from home. Many illnesses can be diagnosed and treated with a simple conversation by phone, email, text or webcam. We’ll locate the nearest pharmacy and order the medications most appropriate for your circumstances.