Frequently Asked Questions
What is Direct Primary Care and who uses this service?
The Direct Primary Care (DPC) model is a meaningful alternative to insurance billing, which charges a fixed-rate monthly, quarterly, or annual fee (i.e. membership) that covers all or most primary care services including: clinical, laboratory, consultative services, care coordination and comprehensive care management. The DPC model is often paired with a “wrap around” policy (i.e. Health Share) to cover emergencies. The DPC model benefits patients by providing substantial savings and a greater degree of access to, and time with, healthcare providers.
Busy professionals, families, single moms, retirees, individuals tired of high premium high deductible insurance plans, or anyone looking for highly personalized and convenient medical care use Direct Primary Care memberships.
What are the benefits of having medical providers come to your home?
The #1 benefit patients site is convenience! It’s on demand medicine-whenever you need it, wherever you are. Other benefits include reduced visits the ER and Urgent Care, and lower medical costs in general. Patients using Direct Care services report a greater satisfaction with their medical staff, ample time during appointments, and a closer relationship with their providers.
What should I expect for my urgent care visit?
A healthcare provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, or nurse) will arrive at your home and identify themselves as a Qualified Quacks staff member. We will take a brief medical history, address your current illness/injury and provide the appropriate treatments (including indicated prescriptions). The clinical director will follow up with patients within 48 hours of the initial visit.
What if I want to use my insurance?
To avoid the restraints and inflated charges imposed by insurance companies, Qualified Quacks, LLC utilizes a Direct Care model and does NOT accept insurance. However, upon patient request, we provide a referral for super bill and billing assistance. Additionally, you may use your FSA/HSA account.
What is a "consultation fee" and what does it include?
The consultation fee is the amount charged when we make a house call. Our consultation fees include the medical provider’s time, travel, equipment/supplies used in the standard patient assessment, and routine follow ups.*DPC members’ consultation fee is included in the annual membership. There is an additional supply charge for advanced testing and procedures. (Example: A patient requires stitches and her tetanus shot is not current. The cost of the sutures (stitches) and a tetanus booster are an additional fee.)
Do you see patients in any part of Atlanta?
We are currently serving a limited area of Atlanta, though we hope to expand our coverage soon! Areas of coverage include: Druid Hills, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Morningside, Ansley Park, Candler Park, Decatur, and Sandy Springs.
What's with the duck (Quacks)?
Nurses are known for their quirky (and sometimes off color) sense of humor. It was important to Adrienne to find a business name which embodied her personality. She proudly describes herself as having a nerdy quirkiness and isn’t afraid to laugh at herself. Adrienne found Qualified Quacks to be delightfully oxymoronic and paradoxical. She was also reminded of one of her favorite artists, Don Stewart, and his “self portrait”. Dr. Stewart was kind enough to allow his artwork to become the logo of Qualified Quacks, LLC. Please visit DSart.com to read about Dr. Stewart’s path to becoming an artist and view more of his fabulous art.