Because direct primary care utilizes a membership/subscription model, patients can rely on paying a predictable amount for their monthly fee, allowing them to plan for medical expenses without worrying about pesky hidden fees. In addition to the financial benefits that come out of working with a direct primary care provider, you also enjoy easy access to a doctor via video calls, phone calls, in-person visits and even texting, as well as the ability to have longer appointments so the doctor can get to know you and better understand your healthcare needs.