DPC Spotlight: DirectMed

DirectMed DPC was founded 7 years ago by Dr. Katriny Ikbal. She works with Dr. Katie Keller to provide the best family medicine at the best price in Austin, Texas. Together with their head of operations, this DPC works to integrate technology with functional medicine. Read a review from one of their members!

I am a relatively new patient of Dr. Keller’s and have been BLOWN AWAY by the level of service and care that I have received from her since joining the practice. We are new to the area and signed up without ever having met her in person. Before our first appointment, I had the unfortunate experience of coming down with COVID and she treated me remotely and had me back in fighting shape within a matter of days. She is beyond attentive and caring and is a wonderful doctor. I am blown away by the entire practice. Neer, who runs the business side of things, is incredible as well. It is truly like family over there and I cannot recommend their practice more highly. This is what medical care should be like!

What is your mission as a DPC?

Our mission is to create a practice of happy physicians\’ who take amazing care of their patients while shielding them from the broken healthcare system. We also teach our employer groups a long term strategy on how to take control of their ever-rising healthcare costs.

What is the best part about being a DPC?

We are free to take care of our patients the way they deserve rather than being bound by the shackles of insurance companies dictating how we care for our patients.

What makes your DPC practice special?

We include general Functional Medicine in our membership which is a tremendous value to the health of every one of our patients. You can learn more about Functional Medicine at ifm.org.

What is the number-one way you are improving healthcare for your patients?

Practicing medicine with a Functional Medicine approach.

How has paring DPC and Zion Health improved your patient’s healthcare?

Our patients now have a strategy and understand how to control their healthcare costs while getting the best care they\’ve ever had.

What has been your experience partnering with Zion Health so far?

Zion Health has been a great health care solution for patients\’ of our practice who are members of Zion Health.

Want to learn more about direct primary care? Learn how Zion Health and DPC work together, and find a practice near you!


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