Howard County Direct Primary Care was established by Dr. Orsolya Polgar in 2015. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and holds a PhD degree.
The office is conveniently located at 8895 Centre Park Drive, Suite E, Columbia, Maryland. We are 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, is not limited by insurance company restraints, or burdened with unnecessary documentation instead of focusing on you. Dr. Polgar 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 which may well be less than what you would otherwise spend on co-pays, deductibles, and unnecessary testing. Our prices are completely transparent, there are no hidden costs.
The office is currently accepting new patients. We offer a complimentary no-obligation meet & greet with Dr. Polgar. We have been steadily growing, join the practice now, before our patient panel is full.
Message From the Office
We are pleased to announce a new part-time provider joining the practice on April 1, 2018. Dr. Benita Walton-Ross is a Certified Nurse Practitioner with a Ph.D. in Nursing Science. She will primarily be performing preventive women’s health services (e.g. Pap smears and pelvic exams) and cover for Dr. Polgar when she is away on vacation and conferences. We are delighted to be able to broaden the scope of our practice with these much needed services.
Please note that as of January 1st, 2018, we are no longer offering the Basic Package to new members, our panel for this package is full. This change only affects new patients. Established patients who are signed up for this package will continue to be able to stay on it and renew yearly like before. We appreciate your understanding.
Uninsured? Cannot afford health insurance? Not a problem. In exchange for our affordable monthly membership fee, you get excellent acute and preventive care and management of chronic conditions. Through our affiliation with a reputable local laboratory, we can also perform laboratory testing at an incredibly low price. 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, flu shots, EKGs, etc. covered. We will also help negotiate lower prices with radiologists and find affordable medications.
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.