Frequently Asked Questions | Gentile Family Direct Primary Care

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the mostly commonly asked questions about the practice and the direct primary care model. If you have questions not answered in this section, please do not hesitate to reach out!

Direct Primary Care

What is Direct Primary Care?
How will this save me money?
Will I benefit from direct primary care if I don’t require frequent medical attention?
Is this the same as concierge medicine?
Want to know more about Direct Primary Care?

Membership Questions

So how much does membership cost?
What does the membership fee cover?
What medical conditions do you care for?
What happens if I need to go to the hospital or see a specialist?
Can children become members too?
Can I contact my physician after hours?
What if I need medical attention while I’m away from home?
Are my medical records ever shared with government agencies, insurance carriers, or pharmaceutical companies?
When do I pay my fees for non-covered labs and procedures?
What if I decide to cancel?
Is my membership fee tax deductible?


Do you accept insurance?
I don't have insurance - can I still join?
As a patient, will I still need health insurance?
If I have Medicare, can I still join?
Is the membership fee eligible for HSA or FSA reimbursement?
Is my membership fee tax deductible?

Direct Primary Care for Employers

How does this model benefit my employees?

Insurance case studies

What if I am uninsured?
What if I currently have a high deductible insurance plan?
What if I currently have insurance that covers everything?

Lifestyle Medicine

What is Lifestyle Medicine?
What is included in a Lifestyle Medicine consultation?
What types of Lifestyle Medicine services do you offer in addition to consults?

Visiting Gentile Family DPC

What is the parking situation?


What is your immunization policy?
Do you provide immunizations?

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Are you ready to become a member? Dr. G is not currently accepting new patients until January 1, 2022. Our other doctors in Direct Care Physicians of Pittsburgh, however, are accepting new patients. Please refer to to set up a meet and greet with them today!

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Still want to learn more about direct primary care or Gentile Family DPC? Check out the FAQ page for answers to many common questions.

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