Howard County Direct Primary Care was established by Dr. Orsolya Polgar. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and also holds a Ph.D. degree.
The office is conveniently located on 8895 Centre Park Drive, Suite E in Columbia, Maryland; just off Route 100 providing easy access from Ellicott City, Clarksville, Elkridge, and Columbia.
What is Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care is an exciting new way of healthcare delivery in which the primary financial relationship is directly between you and your doctor. It is a patient-centered alternative to the traditional fee-for-service model where patients often feel like they are on an assembly line. In direct primary care, your doctor is motivated to keep you healthy, not limited by insurance company restraints, or burdened with unnecessary documentation instead of focusing on you. Your doctor is accessible 24/7, spends ample time to get to know you, offers individualized care, and advocates for you as you negotiate the rest of the healthcare system. All this, and much more, in exchange for an affordable monthly membership fee.
The office is currently accepting new patients. We do offer complementary, no-obligation meet&greets with Dr. Polgar. We have been steadily growing and will limit the practice to 300 patients, join before all slots are filled.
Message From the Office
Direct Primary Care vs. Concierge Medicine: The major difference between the two is that direct care physicians do not bill insurance, their sole source of income is the membership fee. Therefore, they do not benefit from patients being sick and coming to the office often. If insurance covers some or all of the cost associated with a particular visit, the money goes directly to the patient and not the doctor.
We recommend combining a low-premium, high-deductible (“catastrophic”) plan with your direct primary care membership. It may help you save on healthcare costs and also enjoy the advantages of having a primary care doctor who does not rush you through appointments and is available when needed (weekends, house-calls, etc.).
Uninsured? Cannot afford health insurance? Not a problem. In exchange for our affordable monthly membership fee, you get excellent preventive care and management of chronic conditions. While, it would be more optimal to combine your membership with a low cost (“catastrophic”) insurance plan to use for specialists and hospitals, with the direct care membership you get physicals, office visits, blood draws, in-office lab test, flu shots, EKGs, etc. covered. We will also help negotiate lower prices with labs and radiologists.
We also offer substantial discounts to small businesses who want to take advantage of this cost saving opportunity while making sure that their employees get excellent primary care services. Please contact Dr. Polgar at (443) 864-5503 for details.
Why Howard County Direct Primary Care?
To learn more about direct primary care, please visit the FAQ
section above or the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) website
Thank you for your interest in the practice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.