Direct Medical Care

You don’t need health insurance; it’s just you and your doctor. We offer two approaches:

1. $95 per month/one year contract, covers unlimited office visits with timely appointments and generous time to be seen. All labs, EKGs, urinalyses are covered and there is no additional ‘copay’.

OR

2. Single appointments for a ‘physical’ cost $200 for a new patient and $100 for subsequent visits. Lab charges are extra, but typically will cost $125 – $300, depending on what tests are obtained. EKGs are $45


What is Direct Medical Care?

The value of having a solid internal medicine, primary care physician is critical. Now, you have someone to lean on, to guide you towards achieving optimal health, to respond promptly to your health needs, to assist you to navigate the health care system and find the right specialists or obtain the right testing.

With insurance, costs are hidden; for example, the charge for an MRI is typically $3000. Whatever insurance doesn’t pay is then your responsibility.

With direct care, also known as concierge medical care, the cash cost for an MRI is $300. This pattern of cash discount is seen throughout the health care system. The cash cost for everything from imaging studies to surgeries, even hospitalizations, is a fraction of the charges submitted when insurance is applied.

You say, “OK”, but what about the mandate that the government ‘requires’ you to buy health insurance? Or you will get a tax penalty?

It turns out that the average penalty will be the greater amount of either $ 95 or 1% of the difference between one’s annual income and the national average ‘bronze premium’, which comes to $10,150. As an example, if one made $40,000 for the year, the penalty would be 1% of $29,850 ($40,000 –$10,150=$ 29,850). This comes to $298.50.

And to avoid the penalty, you pay $10,150 for the bronze premium plan. But, what do you get for that premium? It turns out, this plan has a $6,600 annual deductible and charges are covered at 60/40, meaning the insurance pays 60% of the bill and you pay the other 40%. So, in that above example, right off the bat, if you don’t even see a doctor, you will be paying nearly $10,000 more than the penalty, if you had no insurance. And, if you do see a doctor, you will be paying much more, given the fact that 40% of the bill will be paid by you, and this continues up to a maximum of $6,600.

Although the threat is that the penalty will increase to 2%, which will be assessed by April 2016 for the previous year, the odds are that the national bronze premium will also increase. Furthermore, it is a sure bet that fewer doctors will even accept that plan, knowing that they have to collect 40% of the bill from the patients themselves.

Insurance companies are profitable because they know that the odds of going to the hospital for the average healthy person is less than 1%. Furthermore, there is a myth that people without health insurance often go bankrupt when faced with a major medical bill. The truth is that although medical bankruptcies are relatively common, the vast majority occur in patients who HAVE health insurance - because of the excessive bills and unpaid amounts that insurance coverage doesn’t allow. So, it appears that health insurance is fast becoming a hollow benefit.

Consider DIRECT MEDICAL CARE. It makes a lot of sense.

Brian Flyer, MD

Internist & Primary Care Physician located in Beverly Hills, CA

Brian Flyer, M.D., is an internist who serves the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California, area. Specializing in internal medicine, Dr. Flyer is board-certified in the specialty and provides care for conditions that affect the heart, thyroid, and other illnesses such as diabetes. He also provides primary care in general medicine and he believes in developing a strong, trusting relationship between doctor and patient. To that end, he moved from a large internal medicine practice to solo practice, which allows him to spend more time with his patients and to personalize their health care. Dr. Flyer began his professional education with a degree in physiology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976. He graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois Medical School in 1981, then completed his internship at the University of Michigan. After finishing his residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center, he went on to complete a fellowship in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He is active in patient, community, and professional education and uses state-of-the-art technology to provide high-quality services for his patients.

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Brian Flyer, MD

Brian Flyer, M.D., is an internist who serves the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California, area. Specializing in internal medicine, Dr. Flyer is board-certified in the specialty and provides care for conditions that affect the heart, thyroid, and other illnesses such as diabetes. He also provides primary care in general medicine and he believes in developing a strong, trusting relationship between doctor and patient. To that end, he moved from a large internal medicine practice to solo practice, which allows him to spend more time with his patients and to personalize their health care. Dr. Flyer began his professional education with a degree in physiology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976. He graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois Medical School in 1981, then completed his internship at the University of Michigan. After finishing his residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center, he went on to complete a fellowship in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center. He is active in patient, community, and professional education and uses state-of-the-art technology to provide high-quality services for his patients.


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  • Yelp

    "Amazing doctor, very attentive and honest. The office staff are also stellar, I've only had one appointment thus far but can't imagine going anywhere else."

    Steph S.
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    "It is very obvious in the meeting with Dr. Flyer that he is very knowledgeable and happy to discuss all the unique things you might wonder about."

    Leigh F.
  • Yelp

    "I had been searching for a physician who I could trust for several years and I'm very glad I finally found Dr. Flyer."

    Eric J.
  • Yelp

    "I felt it really important to have a doctor who can get to know me and help me keep my health on-track and Dr. Flyer has done just that."

    Jenna B.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going to going to Dr. Flyer for over 15 years and I've never encountered a more knowledgeable, caring doctor who is genuinely interested in helping you."

    Tabitha U.
  • Yelp

    "I have been a patient of Dr. Flyer's for twenty-five years. He has been excellent at keeping me healthy over that time and I have no complaints."

    Charles F.
  • Yelp

    "He shows genuine concern and compassion and carefully answers every question I have. He's a nice guy to boot!"

    Eric J.
  • Yelp

    "Professional, Knowledgeable, Intelligent, Pleasant, Nice and he ALWAYS took the time to both explain AND to listen. He is the single-best doctor I have ever had."

    Christian G.
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    "I'm a new patient of Dr. Flyer's, and I have to say that I am very impressed with his even-keeled manner and his willingness to listen."

    David R.

Southern California SuperDoctor Recipient

Dr. Brian Flyer is a proud recipient of the Southern California SuperDoctor award. This prestigious and selective award recognizes physicians who have high degrees of professional achievement and peer recognition. The SuperDoctor list includes only 5% of physicians within their respective area. Honorably, Dr. Flyer has received this award every year since 2008, making him an 8x recipient. 

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Brian Flyer, MD
50 North La Cienega Boulevard
Suite 320
Beverly Hills, CA 90211