About Direct Primary Care

Our modern medical system has made amazing advances in technology and medicine, yet it is turning more and more patients off. Patients feel like they are just a cog in a big healthcare machine. They are given short appointments with doctors, so they have to focus on a single issue, treat only those symptoms, and most of their questions still don’t get answered. Insurance is getting more and more expensive, while covering less and less. Deductibles are going up, just like office visits and copays.  And most healthcare providers are less satisfied too. If medicine is an art, how can it be done well in a 7 minute visit? The current system demands that doctors become  masters at quick fixes, but that is not an effective approach for maintaining good health. Doctors often spend more time on a computer filling out charts than they do caring for patients, and an elaborate staff is typically employed just for billing. With all of these factors at play, it’s no wonder most people hate going to the doctor try not to go unless it’s absolutely necessary.

What’s different about this model?

The ancient Chinese system of care made sense. Healthy patients contributed to their doctor on a monthly basis and paid no fee when they were sick. The philosophy was that a doctor’s job was to keep the community well! Health problems are like most others  – they are best treated early, before they turn into more serious issues. Consider “community supported agriculture (CSA)” which allows a farmer to focus on farming – the community pays a subscription fee and gets a regular supply of fresh produce from the farm. We believe it is time for community supported medicine.

Community supported medicine will focus on meeting the majority of your needs. For most people this is over 90% of the care they ever need. And we aim to do this with true excellence.

  • Easy access with appointments usually available same day, or next day
  • Doctor is available 24/7 for phone consult on urgent issues
  • Fully trained and board certified in Family Medicine – covering all age ranges
  • Integrating holistic remedies from Anthroposophic medicine
  • Affordable, transparent pricing without copays
  • Care is provided in a calm and comfortable environment

There is a one-time registration fee of $75 per individual, couple, or family.

Our subscription pricing is simple and transparent. You pay monthly (our billing software will automate this), and there is no long-term contract. You will not be charged for office visits, and there are no copays or other hidden costs*.

$75      Individual Monthly Subscription

$125    Couple Monthly Subscription

$150    Family Monthly Subscription


Prescription Costs:

With our In-house Pharmacy, you can save money on your prescription medications, potentially enough to make up for the cost of your subscription. Avoidance of insurance deductibles is another way that you will save. Convenience of care is yet another plus and cost-saver. We all know that good prevention saves money (and your health). And having a close relationship with a good doctor is priceless!


*Costs outside the subscription fee:

One-time consultations: $250
This rate is for patients coming to our practice with no intent on enrollment. For instance, we can see a patient wanting subcutaneous mistletoe advice and prescription who has no wish for ongoing care with us. Other patients may desire a consultation for an Anthroposophic approach towards their other health issues. This fee covers the consultation only.

Intravenous infusions: 
Pricing for infusions will vary, depending on the medicines being infused. 

Medical Procedures:
Some services, such as lab draws, will incur small fees for testing and reading the sample.

Devices:
Some procedures such as IUD insertion will require the patient to cover the cost of the device.

Vaccines:
While the administration of vaccines is included in your subscription, the patient will have to cover the cost of the vaccine. But, like our prescription medications, we charge at cost, which is much lower than typical insurance markups. 

*All costs that fall outside the subscription fee will be disclosed and discussed with the patient prior to proceeding. We will only proceed if the patient agrees to the cost.

Our most common services include, but are not limited to:

  • Allergy Treatments
  • Anthroposophic External Applications
    (Compresses & Foot Baths)
  • Bioceptliquid biopsy
  • Dipstick urinalysis
  • EKG, with interpretation
  • Endometrial biopsy 
  • Glucose testing
  • Hearing Screening
  • IUD Insertion
  • IvyGeneliquid biopsy
  • Joint Injections
  • Lab Draws
  • Nebulizer therapy
  • Nutritional Infusions
  • Pap Smears/Gynecologic exams
  • Prescriptions
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid strep test
  • Skin biopsies 
  • Stitches
  • Traumeel injections for arthritis and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Treatment for Illness
  • Treatment of Abscess and Infection
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Urine pregnancy test
  • Wellness, Sport and School Physicals

*Costs outside the subscription fee:

One-time consultations: $250
This rate is for patients coming to our practice with no intent on enrollment. For instance, we can see a patient wanting subcutaneous mistletoe advice and prescription who has no wish for ongoing care with us. Other patients may desire a consultation for an Anthroposophic approach towards their other health issues. This fee covers the consultation only.

Intravenous infusions: 
Pricing for infusions will vary, depending on the medicines being infused. 

Medical Procedures:
Some services, such as lab draws, will incur small fees for testing and reading the sample.

Devices:
Some procedures such as IUD insertion will require the patient to cover the cost of the device.

Vaccines:
While the administration of vaccines is included in your subscription, the patient will have to cover the cost of the vaccine. But, like our prescription medications, we charge at cost, which is much lower than typical insurance markups. 

*All costs that fall outside the subscription fee will be disclosed and discussed with the patient prior to proceeding. We will only proceed if the patient agrees to the cost.

We are able to offer you significant cost savings on your prescription medications through our convenient In-house Pharmacy!

Typically medications can be filled at your visit or picked up at your convenience. We also offer diabetic supplies at considerable cost savings. Another reason to join our Direct Primary Care! Please inquire if you would like us to add a particular medication to our available in house formulary.

According to a 2017 survey, Health Insurance coverage costs Georgia businesses over $5,000/per employee, each year!

This coverage is expensive and serves mostly as a “negative” coverage – employees still have large out of pocket costs, whether they are sick or just seeking preventative care. There are copays and deductibles that prove too costly, and often deter patients from seeking timely care. This all hits the bottom line, with workers missing work due to untreated illnesses, or because they have to get a checkup for their child. Worse, many will come to work sick and untreated – which inhibits their performance and spreads illness between coworkers. Does it make sense to pay hundreds of dollars each month for coverage that’s failing both you and your employee?

Your business can benefit from having your employees covered in our Direct Primary Care Model. We are not health insurance but in many ways offer a much better value. We are a positive coverage. Employees get value after value with our services.

  • Membership gives your employees convenient access to medical care, avoiding deductibles.
  • Our In-house Pharmacy offers savings unmatched by prescription plans.
  • We can typically cover over 95% of routine medical issues at no excess cost to you or your employee.
  • No disincentive of a copay- so employees can get care when they need it as well as preventative care to keep well.
  • Membership is a valued perk of being your employee, boosting morale.
  • Continuity of care with a Board Certified Physician experienced in both Coventional and Integrative medicine.
  • Affordable rates that can be split between you and your employee.
  • Win Win Win. A Direct Primary Care can save you money by allowing you to select a high deductible plan- at the same time giving your employees much better quality healthcare.

Wait, it gets better!
You can get a discount per member on bulk enrollment!

Monthly rates: (can be split between your company and employee):

Individual: $75

Couple: $125

Family: $150


Group Discounts:

5 or more employee enrollments: $5 per month/enrollment discount

10 or more employee enrollments: $10 per month/enrollment discount

25 or more employee enrollments: $25 per month/enrollment discount

"Dr. Hancock's thoughtful, integrated approach to primary care it allows him to look holistically for the root cause of apparently disconnected symptoms. An entirely different, refreshing approach to health care."
Lisa
December, 2018
"I have recently been to humanizing medicine clinic and met Dr. Mark. Being a doctor myself I found him very knowledgeable, considerate and helpful. He is a brilliant expert when it comes to practicing medicine. I am glad I found a way to come here for my issues and satisfied I made the right choice to address my health issues coming here for treatment. I highly recommend humanizing medicine for supporting your health with alternative, integrative therapies."
Kirin
October, 2018