Free Market Physician is a Direct Primary Care Clinic with branches in Neosho and Joplin. We provide affordable, high-quality primary care for a low monthly membership fee.
Direct Primary Care is a model of healthcare delivery. They key is that it is direct. Physicians have a direct relationship with their patients. Patients can contact their physician as needed by phone, text and email. There is also a direct payment relationship. Instead of using a third party like an insurance company, patients pay the physician directly. You work for whoever pays you. We don’t want to work for insurance companies. We work for you, our patients.
Patients are able to get all their primary care visits for a low monthly fee. This includes well visits and sick visits. Patients are able to get after-hours consultations for urgent issues by phone, text, and email. Some procedures are also available. Members are also able to get labs and medications at cost.
Each clinic location has a small dispensary of medications. We do not have all the medicines that pharmacies have access to, but we are able to provide most of the medications that our patients need. We can always send prescriptions to a pharmacy of the patient’s choice as well. We do not dispense and generally do not prescribe any controlled medications.
It is not. Free Market Physician membership does not cover expenses incurred outside of the clinic such as at the hospital, emergency room, or at specialist offices. We encourage maintaining some sort of insurance coverage to address these expenses. Free Market Physician membership combined with a high-deductible insurance plan or health care ministry plan can often be an affordable and complete combination of products.
We are able to refer to refer you to specialists and help coordinate your care. When prudent, we do our best to keep your care in-house. But if a referral is indicated, we help you select reputable, caring specialists for consultation.
We do not take reimbursement from any form of health insurance. Our freedom and ability to provide healthcare in a manner pleasing to you and us depends on who we accept payment from. We work for whoever pays us. If we take payment from you, we work for you. If we take payment from an insurance company, we work for them. We have chosen to work for you.
We try to be more than a “sick clinic.” We are eager to consult with you on your wellness needs and customize our care to what your needs are. We are here to give you our time: whether that be to address illness or to help you develop an exercise and diet plan. We are here to give you our time as you need us.
As family practice physicians, we can see patients of any age. Seeing all members of a family helps us understand each family member better and know how to best provide care for them. We hope to see your entire family.
Our intent is to have long-term relationships with our patients- to get to know you well and take care of you well. Our membership services are contingent on a one year contract.