Frequently asked questions
Do I need health insurance to join?
SiliconValleyDPC is for anyone regardless of if they have insurance or not. We do highly recommend you atleast have an insurance plan to cover major services such as hospitalizations, surgery, etc. Many of our patients have a high deductible plan, so they pay a lower monthly premium, plus our fees and they still save money every month.
Why don't more doctors take phone call, text and email?
Simple. Its not covered by insurance companies. Its discouraged by the insurance companies. They only cover face to face visits. Today, much of your care can be done via, phone, video, text and/or email and yet you're made to come into the office.
Is DPC more into prevention and traditional care?
Traditional doctors do care about prevention and they all do the best they can. It comes down to time and confusion about what insurance will cover and what they won't. DPC doctors don't have to worry about either one, so they can focus more time on you, your family and prevention.
What if I need a referral?
As we spend a lot of time caring for our patients, we automatically reduce our referrals. We also have specialist to consult with on patient cases which may help us avoid unneeded referrals.
How are your medications better priced than the pharmacy?
We work with pharmacy wholesalers and pass the savings straight on to you. We aren't looking to make money off the medications we prescribe. You pay what we pay, plus a little extra for the shipping and handling costs that we incur.