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What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care is a way of providing healthcare where patients pay a monthly fee to a medical practice who in turn provides them with all their primary care needs. There are no insurance bills, insurance co-pays, or deductibles. The patient simply pays the medical practice directly for the services they receive.
The benefits of Direct Primary Care are many. First and foremost, it also allows your doctor to provide more personalized and accessible care since he or she doesn’t have to worry about all the insurance company barriers when providing primary care. It encourages patients to take better care of themselves because they know that there are less barriers to receiving the care they need.
This makes healthcare more efficient for both the patient and the doctor.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle Medicine is focused on promoting healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and/or manage chronic disease.
One of the main advantages of Lifestyle Medicine is that it can help patients avoid or delay the need for costly medical interventions. It also often results in improved quality of life, as patients learn how to make healthier choices that work for them. We know that changing lifestyle habits can be sometimes be challenging, so we take time to understand you and support you when you need us.
Membership & Pricing
Our fees are simple and transparent, as they should be. No hidden fees or complex invoicing.
You’ll know exactly what you’re paying and exactly what you’re getting.
We are here for your entire family & EMPLOYEES:
Keep your kids healthy and up to date, treat sniffles early or simply ask a pressing question about your child’s health.
For young adults to start good habits early and decrease risk of chronic illnesses.
Middle-aged adults can stay healthy to further prevent and/or manage chronic disease—stay on top of your game at home and in the workplace.
Older adults, we’ll make sure you don’t feel rushed about your health needs.
Offer a personal doctor as a benefit to your workplace and show your team you care for their wellbeing, they will thank you!
Discounts available for college students, families, and employer groups – request your free introductory meeting to discuss special pricing.
Complete Lifestyle-Primary Care (Adults 19 and up)
Complete Lifestyle-Primary Care (Children newborn–18)
Virtual Primary Care
Virtual Primary Care
Have more questions? Schedule your free introductory meeting with Dr. Salas and ask away.
Are you ready to become a member? Great! We’re excited to have you on board. Fill out the form to get the ball rolling.
Still want to learn more about direct primary care or our practice? Check out our FAQ page for answers to many common questions.
Get In Touch
Get in touch! We’re happy to chat and answer questions, FREE by phone or video at no obligation to you.
Benefits of Membership
Contact us in the way that works best for you – phone, text, in-person, even video chat. Your health is managed in and outside the office, wherever you are.
We discuss your medical and lifestyle history and how that may affect your overall health. Let’s be PRO-active rather than RE-active.
Personal Care & Convenience
We’ve negotiated wholesale rates with national labs & imaging with locations all across the state of Texas and we pass all those savings straight to you if you prefer direct pay instead of using your insurance.
We have a new approach to Primary Care and Lifestyle Medicine
We love it, our current patients love it, and we think you’ll love it too. It’s the perfect match!
We can do this without barriers in our practice because:
San Antonio’s Premier Boutique Lifestyle Medicine & Primary Care Clinic
Dr. Prisiliano Salas Jr. and Dr. Monica Salas are both board certified in Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.
In their practice they center on traditional and lifestyle evidence-based data and recommendations to treat and prevent chronic diseases looking at you as an interconnected being. “We strongly believe a pill is not always the solution and lifestyle changes should be part of your care” says Dr. Salas.
Direct Primary Care (DPC) is the practice or healthcare delivery model while Lifestyle Medicine (LM) is the way we evaluate and manage our patients’ health needs.
DPC is a sustainable, affordable care model for patients and physicians alike that results in improved health outcomes. LM is the evidence-based practice of helping individuals adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles to prevent, treat, and often reverse chronic disease. Simply put, DPC + LM = better healthcare for all!
How are we Different?
Did you know that most Primary Care Providers have between 2,500-3,500 patients? Our physicians have a more focused patient panel which means your doctor spends more time with you when you need them. Plus, when your doctor is not actively seeing a patient, they are able to help coordinate your care, research your treatments and create a tailored care plan with detailed lifestyle changes.
Salveo Direct Care does not accept or bill any insurance plans for your visits, which means you do not need insurance to see your physician. Decisions about your healthcare will be made by you and your doctor for your primary care. Instead, patients pay a monthly membership fee which can save money and covers your care with us. If you have insurance, you can still see us but use your insurance for care needs outside of our office. Give it a try, and you’ll quickly see for yourself the value of this approach!
Direct Primary Care, or DPC, is a model of healthcare that puts patients first by getting rid of the red tape that constrains traditional practices. How? It’s simple: we don’t accept insurance, and – believe it or not – this actually saves you money in the long run.
You won’t have to pay a co-pay for office visits or routine physicals. Also you’ll be able to avoid many visits altogether by sending your questions directly to us via secure text messaging – something you won’t get from a traditional practice. We’ve negotiated amazing deals for blood tests, X-rays, and MRI/CT scans on your behalf and help find you coupons for discounted medications. If we had contracts with insurance companies, we would be legally obligated to charge higher prices because of the rates THEY set.
More importantly, since you are getting all this amazing care from us, you can cut way back on your insurance premiums. Most DPC patients find a high-deductible, low-premium insurance or health-share plan so they’re covered in the case of a major health issue. You can leave your day-to-day healthcare to us, like having a doctor in your family.
Of course! Everyone benefits from a service tailored directly to and accessible to them. That’s why we offer truly custom healthcare. We’re here for you if you’re sick or hurt, but we also help you proactively maintain good overall health. Every visit with us will be thorough, relaxed, and as long as you need to address your health concerns. The longer you’re our patient, the more we learn about your health and lifestyle, and the better we can help you maintain that health.
The terms are often mistakenly used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Both DPC and concierge practices charge a periodic fee, however, under the concierge model, this fee only gets you access; that is, it doesn’t actually cover any of your care. Instead a concierge practice still bills insurance for your visits. Under DPC, your visits and other care are included in your fee, plus you’re provided with other incredible benefits like wholesale pricing for labs and radiology studies, deeply discounted prescription prices, telehealth services, direct digital communication with your doctor, and all the rest.