The Direct Primary Care Alliance was founded on January 1, 2018 as a physician-led organization exclusively focused on growing the Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement. The Alliance was born from a grassroots network of practicing DPC physicians looking to provide a unified voice and resources for fellow DPC physicians. The motivations for launching the Alliance can be found in remarks from our inaugural president, W. Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH:

We now realize the transformative potential of the DPC model and are at the advent of moving beyond novelty. But, many hurdles exist for us to achieve that vision. The challenges ahead of us are immense. Yet I can think of no better group of people to overcome these odds.

With the generous support of our founding members, the Alliance has grown to over 200 members in our first year, with a majority being family physicians who own an independent DPC practice. You can read more about the make-up of our membership here.


We are DPC physicians

The Alliance is an organization lead by practicing DPC physicians. Our leadership consists of an Executive Board & Advisory Committee, which make up the Board of Directors. You can learn more about our current Board members here.


The DPCA is in its infancy but has big plans for the future. Our team of volunteer DPC physicians is working hard to create a host of resources to benefit our members and the broader DPC movement. Our main areas of focus are education, discounts, and advocacy.