Direct Care means authenticity

We're Different In An Amazing Way

The Direct Care model is unique in the fact that we see less patients than the traditional insurance model. Your average primary care doctor in Houston has an average of 2,500 patients or more in their practice. At Advocate Direct Care we will limit our panel size to approximately 600 patients - producing incredible benefits. Check them out below.

Virtually 24/7 Access

Unfortunately you cannot predict when you might become sick or sustain an injury. Your health doesn't pay attention to normal business hours, so why should your doctor? With your membership, you have unlimited access to us. No joke. Around the clock care.

*please adhere to the general courtesy guidelines in our patient agreement

Extended Visit Time

Sit back and relax. We're not in a hurry to see 30 other patients like the norm. We want to be your heath champion, so we'll take as long as it takes to answer all your questions and talk you through your care plan. We are personable doctors and our promise to is to deliver personalized care. 

Same Or Next Day Appointments

Guaranteed! A perk to having a smaller patient panel is the ability to make you our top priority. No more feeling like you got "squeezed in."

Tech Access

With around the clock care you'll be able to reach us in the manner which is most convenient for you. Call, text, Facetime, Skype - you name it. 

*please adhere to the general courtesy guidelines in our patient agreement

House Calls

Just like Marcus Welby, MD did. Certain situations may prevent you from being able to travel to our office, or a technology visit might not be appropriate. If that's the case, we will send a provider to you. 

*subject to our discretion 

No Cost Procedures Included in Your Membership

We like to add value to your membership. Need an EKG? No cost. Dog cause you to trip and gash your knee requiring stitches? We'll sew you up for no cost. Tired of that ugly wart? We'll freeze it off for no cost. Stiff neck or back? Osteopathic manipulation is...no cost. We think you get the point. 

Wholesale Labs and Discounted Imaging

We've negotiated significant discounts with major lab companies and local imaging centers. Blood work, X-ray, CT, and MRIs will cost a fraction of the what you've paid in the past - even more so than the "discounts" that you received with insurance.  

*see example savings below

Medications

While we cannot yet dispense long term prescriptions directly to you in our office at wholesale costs (we're keeping our fingers crossed this will change very soon), we will provide you with the best prices using Blink Health, GoodRx, local pharmacies, and manufacturer discount programs.

You've seen the benefits, now check out the savings!

Medical Care Visits

Visit Type
  • Extended Office Visit
  • Annual Exam (including Well-Woman & Men's Health Assessment)
  • Chronic Disease Management (HTN, Diabetes, COPD, etc.)
  • Well Child Visit (All Ages)
  • Urgent Sick Care
  • Preventative & Wellness Visit
  • Sport Physicals
  • Weight Loss Management
  • Virtual Consults (Text, Email, Video Chat)
  • Dermatology Exam with Skin Mapping
  • Mental Heath Care
  • Pre-Surgical Clearance
  • Hospital Follow-Up Visit
  • Family Planning
  • Home Pediatric Sick Visit (Doctor's Discretion)
  • Aesthetic/Botox Consultation
  • Occupational Physical Exam
  • Pre-Travel Counseling
  • Acute Osteopathic Manipulation (Chronic discuss with Doctor)
 
Their Cost
  • Extended Office Visit

    $150

  • Annual Exam (including Well-Woman & Men's Health Assessment)

    $155

  • Chronic Disease Management (HTN, Diabetes, COPD, etc.)

    $155

  • Well Child Visit (All Ages)

    $120

  • Urgent Sick Care

    $200

  • Preventative & Wellness Visit

    $175

  • Sport Physicals

    $100

  • Weight Loss Management

    $125

  • Virtual Consults (Text, Email, Video Chat)

    Usually Not Available with YOUR Doctor

  • Dermatology Exam with Skin Mapping

    $200

  • Mental Heath Care

    $200

  • Pre-Surgical Clearance

    $150

  • Hospital Follow-Up Visit

    $200

  • Family Planning

    $150

  • Home Pediatric Sick Visit (Doctor's Discretion)

    Doesn't Exist In Current System

  • Aesthetic/Botox Consultation

    $50

  • Occupational Physical Exam

    $150

  • Pre-Travel Counseling

    $100

  • Acute Osteopathic Manipulation (Chronic discuss with Doctor)

    $175

Advocate Direct Care Cost
  • Extended Office Visit

    Included

  • Annual Exam (including Well-Woman & Men's Health Assessment)

    Included

  • Chronic Disease Management (HTN, Diabetes, COPD, etc.)

    Included

  • Well Child Visit (All Ages)

    Included

  • Urgent Sick Care

    Included

  • Preventative & Wellness Visit

    Included

  • Sport Physicals

    Included

  • Weight Loss Management

    Included

  • Virtual Consults (Text, Email, Video Chat)

    Included

  • Dermatology Exam with Skin Mapping

    Included

  • Mental Heath Care

    Included

  • Pre-Surgical Clearance

    Included

  • Hospital Follow-Up Visit

    Included

  • Family Planning

    Included

  • Home Pediatric Sick Visit (Doctor's Discretion)

    Included

  • Aesthetic/Botox Consultation

    Included

  • Occupational Physical Exam

    Included

  • Pre-Travel Counseling

    Included

  • Acute Osteopathic Manipulation (Chronic discuss with Doctor)

    Included

Procedures

Procedure
  • Laceration Repair (stitches)
  • Removal of minor skin lesions and biopsies
  • Cryotherapy for warts and skin lesions
  • Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • EKG
  • Nebulizer Treatment
  • Spirometry
  • Irrigation and Drainage of Abscess
  • Cyst/Lipoma Removal
  • Casting/Splinting
  • Ingrown or Fungal Toenail Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Botox Injection
 
Their Cost
  • Laceration Repair (stitches)

    $200-600

  • Removal of minor skin lesions and biopsies

    $250-600

  • Cryotherapy for warts and skin lesions

    $150-250

  • Joint Injections

    $100-150

  • Trigger Point Injections

    $90-130

  • EKG

    $50

  • Nebulizer Treatment

    $120-200

  • Spirometry

    $70

  • Irrigation and Drainage of Abscess

    $200-400

  • Cyst/Lipoma Removal

    $200-400

  • Casting/Splinting

    $100-200

  • Ingrown or Fungal Toenail Removal

    $300

  • Pap Smear

    $100-200

  • Botox Injection

    $550+

Advocate Direct Care Cost
  • Laceration Repair (stitches)

    Included

  • Removal of minor skin lesions and biopsies

    Included (if pathology needed $45)

  • Cryotherapy for warts and skin lesions

    Included

  • Joint Injections

    Included

  • Trigger Point Injections

    Included

  • EKG

    Included

  • Nebulizer Treatment

    Included

  • Spirometry

    Included

  • Irrigation and Drainage of Abscess

    Included

  • Cyst/Lipoma Removal

    Included

  • Casting/Splinting

    Included (materials extra)

  • Ingrown or Fungal Toenail Removal

    Included

  • Pap Smear

    Included (if pathology needed $24-45)

  • Botox Injection

    Wholesale Cost ($8-10 per unit)

In House Labs

Lab
  • Rapid Flu
  • Rapid Strep
  • Urine Analysis
  • Blood Glucose
  • Urine Pregnancy
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
 
Their Cost
  • Rapid Flu

    $66

  • Rapid Strep

    $33

  • Urine Analysis

    $8

  • Blood Glucose

    $12

  • Urine Pregnancy

    $18

  • Fecal Occult Blood Test

    $10

Advocate Direct Care Cost
  • Rapid Flu

    Included

  • Rapid Strep

    Included

  • Urine Analysis

    Included

  • Blood Glucose

    Included

  • Urine Pregnancy

    Included

  • Fecal Occult Blood Test

    Included

Outsourced Labs

Lab
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Basic Metabolic Panel
  • Complete Metabolic Panel with Liver Testing
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Liver Function Test
  • Hepatitis Panel
  • Thyroid Panel
  • Prostate (PSA)
  • Cholesterol Panel
  • Testosterone
  • Progesterone
  • Estrogen
  • Mono Test
  • Urine Culture
 
Their Cost
  • Complete Blood Count

    $21

  • Basic Metabolic Panel

    $23

  • Complete Metabolic Panel with Liver Testing

    $29

  • Hemoglobin A1c

    $26

  • Liver Function Test

    $23

  • Hepatitis Panel

    $129

  • Thyroid Panel

    $71

  • Prostate (PSA)

    $50

  • Cholesterol Panel

    $37

  • Testosterone

    $70

  • Progesterone

    $45

  • Estrogen

    $50

  • Mono Test

    $15

  • Urine Culture

    $20

Advocate Direct Care Cost
  • Complete Blood Count

    $2.20

  • Basic Metabolic Panel

    $2.50

  • Complete Metabolic Panel with Liver Testing

    $3.00

  • Hemoglobin A1c

    $2.50

  • Liver Function Test

    $2.50

  • Hepatitis Panel

    $24.50

  • Thyroid Panel

    $5.75

  • Prostate (PSA)

    $4.00

  • Cholesterol Panel

    $2.75

  • Testosterone

    $4.40

  • Progesterone

    $6.60

  • Estrogen

    $5.50

  • Mono Test

    $5.50

  • Urine Culture

    $6.60

Imaging

Imaging
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Echocardiography
  • X-Ray
  • Mammogram
 
Their Cost
  • MRI

    $400-6,000+

  • CT

    $250-8,000+

  • Ultrasound

    $100-1,000+

  • Echocardiography

    $500-1,500+

  • X-Ray

    $80-900+

  • Mammogram

    $100-500+

Advocate Direct Care Cost
  • MRI

    $250-500

  • CT

    $240-450

  • Ultrasound

    $150-275

  • Echocardiography

    huge savings coming soon

  • X-Ray

    huge savings coming soon

  • Mammogram

    huge savings coming soon

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