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What is Direct Primary Care?

Direct Primary Care is enhanced and personalized healthcare without the interference of insurance companies. Using a membership model, you get unrestricted access to your doctor and most services for just a monthly fee. Started by Douglas Farrago MD, Forest Direct Primary Care or Forest DPC is the first of its kind in the Forest/Lynchburg, Va area. All patients are welcome. No insurance is taken or ever billed.

Monthly Membership Fees:

Adults (single) $75 per month
Couples $125 per month
Child (only when a parent is part of the practice) is $25 per month.
Family maximum $150 per month (This is for a nuclear family – pt, significant other, kids up to age 21)
One time $75 registration fee per person. Maximum $150 per family.

Why join Forest Direct Primary Care?

  • Do you want more time with your doctor?
  • Do you want more proactive than reactive healthcare?
  • Do you miss old-fashioned healthcare when your doctor was more of a partner?
  • Do you want more access to your doctor when you need it?
  • Do you want to have a clear picture of your healthcare costs?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it is time to join Forest DPC. Plus:

  • Dr. Douglas Farrago has 20 years of experience in family medicine, sports medicine, nutrition, exercise and osteopathic manipulation.  He is the inventor of the Knee Saver and the CryoHelmet. He has been featured in the NY Times, the Associated Press, the US News and World Report, CNN and more. He will be your doctor when you join Forest Direct Primary Care. No one else.

**SORRY BUT AT THIS TIME WE ARE CLOSED BUT WE ARE SLOWLY OPENING UP TO A FEW NEW PATIENTS HERE AND THERE. THAT IS WHY YOU CANNOT SIGN UP ON THIS WEBSITE WITHOUT A PASSWORD.  CALL US AT 434-616-2455 AND GET ON OUR WAITING LIST SO YOU MAY JOIN WHEN THE TIME COMES!

 

What we offer more than anything else is time: Time to listen, time to ask questions and explain, time to think about problems, time to return phone calls promptly, time to relay test results personally, and time to be there for you and your family when needed. How can we do this? In today’s insurance-driven medical environment, it seems like personalized medicine is available to only a few very “important” people-celebrities, the ultra-wealthy, and politicians. However, by limiting our practice to typically one- fourth the size of most medical offices, we are able to provide thoughtful, caring medical attention in a comfortable, private, and unhurried setting. You will have time and unprecedented access to me as I serve as your personal physician.

 

 

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We accept all patients (insured, Medicare, uninsured, etc).  We just don’t bill these third parties.   But just because you have insurance doesn’t mean you still don’t pay twice.  Each copay and office visit adds up.  With four visits a year you have paid the same amount as a year of our membership!  In fact, the dirty little secret to health insurance is that “employees will pay an average of $2,487 in out-of-pocket costs, such as copayments, coinsurance and deductibles”.  So, you may SAVE money if you have insurance and join our practice!

Benefits:

  • Affordable – No Copays, Unlimited Number of Visits
  • Comprehensive – Skin Procedures, Exercise and Nutrition Prescriptions, Osteopathic Manipulation and more– ALL INCLUDED!
  • Personal – Only 600 Total Patients (normally it’s about 3000 for a primary care doctor)
  • Accessible – Talk directly to your doctor by email, text, or phone any time of the day or night