Nurse Caring for Patient

Out-of-Work Patients, Families Eye Direct Primary Care As Their Best Healthcare Options During COVID

Dr. Rebecca Berens is like any other primary care physician. She takes the temperatures of toddlers, jots down prescriptions for antibiotics and recommends lab work to diagnose what’s wrong with a patient.

But unlike most doctors, she doesn’t take health insurance, and she doesn’t pack her schedule to see as many patients as possible.