In January, Rosedale welcomed its newest business, Kansas City Direct Primary Care (KCDPC). The new practice, located at 2016 W. 43rd Ave., is led by Dr. Allison Edwards, a former Community Health Project intern at Rosedale Development Association.
“KCDPC provides primary care, wholesale-cost medications and labs, and even urgent care appointments in an affordable, easy-to-access manner without any financial wrangling or hassle,” Edwards said.
Edwards’ office uses a unique model of care where patients have unlimited visits with their doctor at a fixed monthly rate. Although KCDPC does not accept health insurance, monthly fees are as low as $65 per month, or $140 per month for a family.
“The goal of KCDPC is to be more than just a doctor’s office,” Edwards said. “We want to be part of the community.”
In addition to a doctor’s office, KCDPC includes a group meeting space that is available for community members to use. As the business grows, KCDPC also hopes to add other wellness professionals, like a dietitian, counselor, or massage therapist, to its space.
“Ever since moving to Rosedale for medical school at KU, I’ve had a special place in my heart for the neighborhood,” Edwards said. “I decided this was the place I needed to start my business when the time came.”