Saturday, November 8, 2014 | Tempe, AZ (Phoenix)

Direct Primary Care Workshop

Register Online

Saturday, November 8, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites Phoeniz- Tempe
Tempe, Arizona (Phoenix)

To register by fax or mail, download the registration form(1 page PDF).

Gain an in-depth understanding of transitioning to a Direct Primary Care practice with this one-day, hands-on, peer-to-peer session using our resources.

About the Course

  • Knowledge from DPC pioneers (industry leaders)
  • Garner an in-depth understanding of transitioning to a DPC practice
  • Hands-on/Peer-to-peer learning with DPC resources

This workshop is designed to help you gain understanding on transitioning your practice. No CME is awarded.

Course Details

Registration Fee

AAFP MembersEARLY BIRD FEE*: $635FEE: $675
Non MembersEARLY BIRD FEE*: $835FEE: $875

Hotel Information

Contact the hotel directly to make arrangements for your accommodations during this course.

Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe(
4400 S. Rural Road
Tempe, Arizona 85282
(Less than 5 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor Ariport)
Phone: (480) 897-7444

Please contact the hotel for pricing and availability at 1 (480) 897-7444.

DPC Workshop in Phoenix

Note: A limited number of rooms at the discounted group rate are available for conference registrants on a first-come, first-served basis, and cannot be guaranteed by the AAFP. 

About Hotel Reservations
  • Embassy Suites Phoenix-Tempe guarantees reservation by credit card. Credit cards will not be charged prior to the guest's scheduled arrival date.
  • Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival.

More About the Course

Given the nascent nature of the DPC movement, there is still a significant lack of resources to support family physicians in learning more about the model and in undertaking the transformational process. Due to the lack of available best practice guidance, several AAFP members that have begun converting into DPC practices have already gotten into significant difficulties with insurance carriers, state insurance regulators, or their existing patients.

The interest among family physicians in the DPC model is due to the fact that it empowers them to work directly with their patients and bypass the entrenched infrastructure of dealing with insurance carriers. Many of the everyday hurdles that family physicians have come to accept as simply the unavoidable pitfalls of practicing medicine are part of this infrastructure– such as the requirement for coding patient visits and managing claims for reimbursement. In short, the DPC model directly aligns high-value patient-centered care, physician autonomy, and an appropriate payment model which rewards family physicians specifically for taking care of their patients rather than for the volume of patients that can be seen in a single day.

The intent of the DPC Workshop series is two-fold:

  1. promote a broader awareness of the DPC model as a meaningful alternative to the traditional fee-for-service payment model among family physicians; and
  2. disseminate best in class tools and resources to support participants by equipping them to evaluate the DPC transformational process and to position themselves for success if they decide to become a DPC physician.

The workshops will be one-day, eight-hour meetings structured around adult-learning principles and peer-to-peer learning activities. To preserve the effectiveness of the workshops as educational cohorts, the attendance will be limited (between 75 and 125 participants).

All workshop attendees will receive a complimentary subscription to the AAFP DPC Toolkit. Resources drawn from the toolkit will be integrated into the DPC Workshop curriculum.

Event Schedule

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions 
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.What is Direct Primary Care in Theory? 
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
What is the DPC Model in Practice? 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon 
1:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Your DPC Transformation – Addressing Threats, Opportunities, Due Diligence 
4:15 - 4:45 p.m.
4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Designing Your DPC Practice Business 
5:45 - 6:00 p.m.
Closing Comments and the Charge-to-Action 


Information about faculty to be announced.

Course Materials

Registration includes online access to the syllabus one week before the course, and a hard copy syllabus available onsite. Additional information and instruction will be provided by email.

Direct Primary Care Workshop
Saturday, November 8, 2014