True Story: Patient called me at 2:45 PM on Sunday after cutting a finger. After reviewing pictures of the wound sent to me via text we agreed that stitches would needed to close the wound.
By 3:45 PM the patient's wound was closed with plans to follow up later this week.
In Louisville, KY an adult or pediatric urgent care visit for stitches would cost $150 - $185 dollars. If you have insurance, but have not met your deductible, you will probably have to pay for this visit out of pocket.
If my patient went to the emergency department the cost have been $900 - $3,000!!
As noted above, if you have a deductible you may have to pay for the entire expense out of pocket.
Bottom line: The money the patient saved from this one procedure covered 2- 24+ months of membership at Derby City Direct Primary Care. For Adults monthly membership cost $80 per month for unlimited access.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at DrLovelace@derbycitydpc.com or 502-324-5416.