, a direct primary care practice located in the heart of West Little Rock. Our mission is to provide you with private, personalized primary care for an affordable monthly membership fee. After practicing family medicine in a traditional, academic setting for over 40 years, Dr. Smith is starting a private practice with options many patients currently don’t have. These options are based on a commitment of time: more time during office visits to talk with you and address your concerns, more time to respond to online questions and phone calls, more time to respond to requests for medication refills, and more time for other services outlined below.
This time is possible because the number of patients is limited, and visits will be scheduled for a minimum of thirty minutes up to an hour or more. Beyond appointments, our patients will have 24/7 access to Dr. Smith via email, messaging, phone and video visits.
You may choose a monthly or yearly payment plan:
Monthly - $75.00
Yearly - $700 ($200 savings)
Monthly - $130.00
Yearly - $1350 ($210 savings)
Family (up to five, children must be at least 16 years old)
Monthly - $200.00
Yearly - $2200 ($200 savings)
The Dr. Smith Direct Care membership covers the cost of all primary care services including:
Lab Tests and Imaging
- Annual wellness and preventive care visits
- Office visits to treat and monitor chronic conditions
- Office visits for illness or other problems
- Email access for clinical questions using our patient portal
- Online medication refills
- Video visits as an alternative to coming to the office
- Dr. Smith’s cell phone number for answers to your health concerns
- Home visits, if you are temporarily homebound
- Access to 24/7 eDocAmerica online health team to answer health questions (medical, pediatric, psychological, fitness and nutrition, prescriptions, dental and vision)
Lab tests and imaging (x-rays, CT scans, MRIs) will be performed nearby and can be paid for separately or billed to insurance. We have negotiated a greatly discounted price with our lab and imaging partners, often less than the co-pay through insurance.
Hospital and Specialty Services
If you need to be admitted to the hospital or the emergency room, be referred to a specialist, or for other procedures not considered to be part of primary care, you will have your insurance billed as usual. If you are already being cared for by a specialist for conditions that are not typically considered as primary care, you will continue your relationship with your specialist.
Your Health Insurance
It is important to note that Dr. Smith Direct Care is for your primary care needs. If you have health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, you will continue to use your insurance for expenses that are not part of primary care. You can expect to save significantly with our program, especially if you have a high co-pay, deductible, out-of-pocket max, or only maintain a catastrophic policy.
For patients on a limited income, Dr. Smith Direct Care has substantially discounted the monthly membership cost on a reserved number of memberships. If you have a limited income and would like to inquire about discounted rate participation, you can send us a message through our contact us page.