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Direct primary care:
Care, the way it should be.

This is Direct Primary Care for patients that desire weight loss to optimize their health.

I provide convenient, high-quality medical care to patients in Northern Delaware and surrounding areas. No gimmicks. Just evidence-based medicine provided by your own personal physician at an affordable price.

Once you sign up you will be redirected to the site to schedule your 90-minute Establish Care Visit in the office with Dr. LaRocca.

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What is Direct Primary Care?

Direct primary care (DPC) is an innovative alternative model of care where patients pay their physician or practice directly in the form of a flat monthly or annual fee, in exchange for a broad range of primary care and medical services.

This is a movement to make comprehensive medical care accessible. It is a direct relationship between the patient and the physician. This means that care is not dictated by insurance and its “quality metrics” and safeguards what matters most: the patient-doctor relationship.

Through this straightforward membership model, I can respond promptly to your needs, give you my undivided attention, and offer advice and care without undue influence from health insurers and intrusive third parties. You get one-on-one, unrushed care.

This is DPC for patients that desire weight loss to optimize their health.”

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LaRocca DPC offers you:

Flexible treatment options: I’m available to serve your needs either in person, from my treatment facility in Greenville, DE, or remotely, via email, phone, or HIPAA-compliant Zoom communication. Wherever you are, whether at work, at home, or even on vacation.

Unhurried visits: No more speed talking to fit all your concerns into a short visit. You can relax! We will address every part of your health, one thing at a time, prioritizing the biggest threats and the things that are most important to you. Office visits are 30 minutes at minimum.

I’ll teach you:
– Evidence based nutrition
– How to plan meals
– When to eat (a form of intermittent fasting)
– How to get active
– How to think intentionally

I’ll give you:
– Weekly meal plans & recipes
– Monthly fitness routines with recorded videos
– Continued accountability

How is LaRocca DPC different?

This practice is unique in many ways, but the biggest thing that sets it apart from other primary care providers is:

This is DPC for patients that desire weight loss to optimize their health.

Many times I find that excess weight is stigmatized in medical practices. I don’t focus on the number on the scale. We use it as a tool, but not as the holy grail. We see you as a person, as a human being, not as a disease process.

Our mission is to optimize your health at your ideal weight, reversing, treating or preventing:

  • Type II diabetes
  • Prediabetes
  • Insulin resistance associate with PCOS
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

and much more.

 

I am an Osteopathic Physician.

That means I have an extra skill set called Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy.

This is hands-on therapy that serves to realign your body for ailments such as:

  • Tension headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel pain
  • Improving lymphatic drainage

and more.

 

I am a Certified Life and Weight Coach.

This is an additional tool to use for mental health and achieving the results you want in your life.

I will show you how you are 100% in control of the way you think, the way you feel, how you show up, the actions you take the results you get in your life.

I will show you how to live an intentional life.

A well managed mind is necessary to maintain optimal health and sustain your ideal weight.

 

Once you sign up you will be redirected to the site to schedule your 90-minute Establish Care Visit in the office with Dr. LaRocca.

Services included 

For a complete list of included services, please read the Direct Primary Care Contract.

Wellness Visits
– Annual wellness/physical exams
– Contraception (birth control) counseling
– Stress management
– Fitness counseling
– Smoking cessation
– Cancer screening

Visits Due to Illness or Injury 
– Sinusitis
– Sore throat
– Cough, shortness of breath
– Urinary tract infections
– Yeast infections
– Abdominal pain
– Neck and back pain

Chronic Disease Management
– Diabetes
– High blood pressure
– High cholesterol
– Thyroid disorders
– Asthma and COPD
– Allergies and eczema
– Migraines
– Depression and/or anxiety
– Lymphedema
– Lipedema
– Chronic pain

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (includes, but not limited to)
– Sinus drainage sequence
– Back pain
– Piriformis syndrome
– Neck pain
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
– Sprains/strains

In-Office Diagnostic Testing
– Urinalysis
– Blood glucose (sugar) testing
– Urine pregnancy test
– EKG with interpretation
– SECA Body composition analysis (body fat and muscle mass)

All of this is offered to you for only

$297 per month

Once you sign up you will be redirected to the site to schedule your 90-minute Establish Care Visit in the office with Dr. LaRocca.

Frequently asked questions

Why do I ONLY serve patients with excess weight?

Because your journey is unique. You have likely tried so many things to reach your ideal weight. You have likely been told that you need to eat less and move more. It’s infuriating. It’s not that simple. If it was easy, my patient panel wouldn’t be filled with brilliant minds and successful people that have struggled with weight.

Excess weight is NOT a product of laziness or lack of education. It is multifactorial and heavily based on our genes, brain chemistry, hormones, gut microbiome, culture, and even misguidance from authority figures (government, school, Aunties, internet searches, etc).

Just as your journey is unique, the treatment approach I have for you is also personalized. You deserve to be heard.

What if I want to cancel my membership?

No problem! There is no long term contract or financial commitment. If you decide my direct primary care is not for you, you can cancel at any time

Can I use my HSA, HRA, or FSA account to pay for services?

At this time, the IRS does not consider primary care monthly membership fees eligible for these accounts since Direct Primary Care did not exist when these accounts were rolled out. Legislation is being actively considered. As these laws are prone to change, please always consult with your tax accountant to determine the best way to use your HSA funds.

Can I use my insurance to pay for services?

No. The beauty of Direct Primary Care is that it cuts out middlemen like insurance companies, freeing the physician to provide great care at fair prices. No more copays and 10 minute visits. Unlike traditional third party practices that serve the needs of insurance companies, direct primary care offers great care whenever you need it. You can, however, still use your insurance for labs, imaging, specialist care, emergency visits, and hospitalizations.

Can I pay-per-visit instead of monthly?

No, the value is the same – meaning your end result is optimized mental and physical health at your ideal weight. Because of this, the investment will be the same.

What sets this apart from the primary care physician that my insurance would cover?

This membership combines mental and physical healthcare with life coaching to give you comprehensive care where you will optimize your health at your ideal weight by living an intentional life with a well-managed mind.

 

Have questions before you get started?

Changing doctors can be a big decision. It’s normal to have hesitation. Check out our faqs, you may find answers there. If not, feel free to contact me using the form and we’ll figure out if this is the right option for you.

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