At Doc Matt Direct, we believe that personalized care is better care, and we seek to tailor your healthcare plan to your unique needs as soon as you join us as a patient! In order to get to know you and get a clear snapshot of your health, your initial visit is a comprehensive physical exam. By understanding your individual needs, you and Dr. Hong can discuss any kinds of treatment options or preventative care that may improve your health and provide you a better quality of life.
What Makes Doc Matt Direct Different?
Even though most people are at the doctor for over an hour for their appointment, much of that time is spent waiting. The average primary care time with a physician is less than 20 minutes, and in that time, most patients feel rushed through an exam or struggle to make a connection with their doctor. Because most doctors carry a patient list of over 2,000 people while struggling to keep up with the paperwork required by insurance companies, they simply can’t dedicate the time their patients deserve.
Doc Matt Direct is different. Our patient list is only around a quarter of the average list, and because we don’t partner with insurance companies, our time is free to spend more time with our patients. Led by Dr. Matthew Hong, we’re never in a rush, and actively work to build a traditional doctor-patient relationship based on trust, respect, and a mutual concern for your wellbeing.
What Can You Expect from Your Initial Visit?
We use this time during your initial visit to not only do an exam but to also get to know you as a person. We hope to provide you with primary care for years to come and want to empower and educate you to be an active participant in your health and wellness care.
During your initial physical, you will spend between 60 and 90 minutes with Dr. Hong. We’ll discuss your health history and lifestyle, do a thorough physical check, perform an EKG, and run laboratory tests. We also encourage you to use this time to ask any questions or address any concerns.
What Will Make Your Initial Visit a Success?
In order to receive the most accurate information and get the best advice and care, here are our recommendations for your visit:
- Know your health history.
- From procedures to prescriptions we need to know what your health has looked like up to now. Before your visit, make some notes about past diagnoses and current prescriptions so you don’t forget.
- Be completely honest.
- We know it can be difficult to share personal information, but we’re here to provide you with quality care in a safe, judgement-free space.
- Bring a list of questions and concerns.
- So many patients have questions but forget them during their appointment. We welcome questions and aren’t in a rush, so ask away!
What Happens After the Initial Visit?
After your physical and results, not only do we care for any issues at the time with a personalized healthcare plan, we can also use that information as a benchmark moving forward. You’ll receive an annual physical each year, and your initial physical will help us track changes in your health.
With our innovative Direct Primary Care model of healthcare, this in-depth visit is a part of your plan, with no additional costs or fees. At Doc Matt Direct, we are passionate about providing affordable, accessible primary care to our patients right from the start. If you’re interested in becoming a new patient, reach out to us at (919) 214-2175 or fill out our contact form.