ABOUT BIRMINGHAM DIRECT PRIMARY CARE

For a low monthly fee, like a gym membership, we offer unlimited office visits, telemedicine, no co-pays, free in-house procedures, wholesale medications and labs for up to 95% savings! The greatly discounted medications are dispensed in-house to save you an extra stop. 

OUR MODEL

Birmingham Direct Primary Care is a family medicine clinic that uses the direct primary care model, which removes insurance between the primary care physician and the patient.  This membership based medicine model allows our clinic to provide better, personalized care for the patient by allowing the physician to focus on the patient and not on charts and insurance codes. The  primary care service we provide is not dictated or made inefficient by interference of insurances. Just like how it was in the old days.

ABOUT DR. SAHINOGLU

Efe Sahinoglu, MD, is a full board certified family medicine physician. He is from Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama), finished his bachelor’s in chemical engineering with honors, and worked as an engineer before attending medical school…

OUR DOCTOR

Board Certified

Efe Sahinoglu, MD, is a full board certified family medicine physician. He is from Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) where he finished his bachelor’s in chemical engineering with honors, and worked as an engineer before attending medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He received his third and fourth years of clinical education from the Medical School’s main campus in Birmingham. Afterwards Dr. Sahinoglu completed his family medicine residency at University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency Program.
Having spent the past 20 years in Alabama, Dr. Sahinoglu wanted to stay in Alabama and serve its residents. As he was introduced to the direct primary care model of practice in his last year of training, he realized this model would allow him to provide quality primary care the way he always envisioned. This included more time with patients without restraints or interferences on patient care by insurances. After doing thorough research, doing close-up training with a physician in a Direct Primary Care practice in North Alabama and attending a national conference on this practice model, he started Birmingham Direct Primary Care clinic in Birmingham, AL in Fall 2018.

Educated Locally

Auburn University Chemical Engineering
University of Alabama School of Medicine
University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency Program

Family medicine

Dr. Sahinoglu enjoys seeing patients of all ages. We provide a full spectrum of family medicine services. Scroll down for a list of services that is provided at our clinic. If you have any particular questions or don't see a certain service not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact our clinic.

Dr. EFE SAHINOGLU

FAMILY MEDICAL SERVICES

Our promise is a quality-driven service, and our aim is to ensure affordable access to healthcare services.

Acute and Non-acute
Office Visits

Well-Woman Care/ Pap Smear

Well-Baby/Well-Child Care

(excluding vaccines)

Chronic Disease Management

School, Sports, & Employment Physicals

Wellness & Nutrition education

AND MORE

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Diabetic Monitoring
  • Spirometry
  • Breathing Treatments
  • IUD Removals
  • Intramuscular injections (like antibiotics, steroids, B12)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Urinalysis
  • Rapid Test for Strep Throat
  • Removal of benign skin lesions/warts
  • Simple aspiration/injection of joint
  • Removal of ear wax
  • Wound Repair and Sutures
  • Acute visits
  • Abscess Incision & Drainage
  • Basic Vision Screening
  • Drawing basic labs*
  • Home visits
  • Telemedicine

* Labs and tests that are sent out are offered at greatly discounted rates (see lab prices). In-house tests (urine analysis, urine pregnancy, flu, rapid strep) are included in the membership fee.

** Services that are not provided: Chronic pain management (controlled pain medications) or controlled anxiety medications (benzodiazepines). We are happy to refer you to a pain specialist when appropriate.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

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Membership

Price Notes
Adults $65/month $120/month for couples
Children (0-18 years old) $25/month With an enrolled parent
Employers Employer groups with 5+ employees: $60/month/adult
  • There is a one time $99 enrollment fee per household. 

ABOUT DIRECT PRIMARY CARE

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QUESTIONS?

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Direct Primary Care is a model that removes the insurance between the physician and the patient as it was in the old days. This allows better, personalized care for the patient by allowing physician to focus on the patient and not on charts and insurance codes. Direct primary care physicians usually have a panel of 600-800 patients instead of several thousands. Patients will have longer visits with their doctor and have same or next day appointments as well as 24/7 access to their doctor via phone, text or email for medical necessities. All this at a low cost of a monthly cell phone bill. What’s more is that patients will be able to get their medications and labs at greatly reduced prices. As everything is transparent, there will be no hassles of dealing with insurance. 

No we don’t take insurance. We spare you the hassles of insurance and deal directly with you. This allows all care to be transparent in pricing, enables the physician to spend more time with patients, saves patients money, eliminates waiting times in clinic and allows direct access to the physician. This means no co-pays, no deductibles, no hidden fees

Direct Primary Care is not insurance. Therefore we do encourage all of our members to maintain at least a catastrophic high deductible insurance plan with a low monthly premium, a major medical plan or a health-share plan. Members can often save money by switching from their high monthly premium plans to catastrophic insurance plans with low monthly premiums. Alternatively, you may choose a health-share plan (eg Libertyshare or Sedera), which often reimburses a certain portion of your monthly DPC membership fee or offer discounts for being a DPC patient. 

When you go to any other primary care office, you will either pay a co-pay or pay for the full doctor’s visit each time until you meet your deductible. Just because you have insurance doesn’t mean you don’t pay twice as co-pays and office visits add up! If you have a high deductible plan, then you will pay everything out of pocket until the deductible is met. With each doctor’s visit being at least $150 per visit (not including any lab fees), after 4 doctor’s office visits, you will already have paid a year’s worth of our membership. This is not to mention that in our office, where you can come in unlimited number of times, you will have 30-60 minutes with the physician (in contrast to the 7-10 minutes you likely will get on each of those 4 visits elsewhere), get labs done at 90% discounted price, and have access to wholesales medications that only cost pennies on the dollar.  

We provide wholesales discount prices on prescriptions and labs. You will be amazed at how much you will save just from this feature alone. We also dispense your medications to you in-house, allowing our clinic to be your one stop shop for medical care and medications. No more lines in the pharmacy. Most labs are drawn in clinic and send out daily to the lab. All lab costs are at face value and will be available to you up front to ensure transparency. You will be informed of your results as soon as they are available.

We have contracted with select vendors to provide our members with greatly reduced rates, or you can choose to use your insurance.

We believe that we can handle most of your needs within our full spectrum family medicine practice. However, when needed we will provide the coordination of care with specialists as part of your membership benefit. If you don’t have insurance, we can arrange affordable rates to be seen by a specialist.

You will enjoy the benefits just as much if you were living a few minutes down the clinic.  You don’t have to drive to the clinic each time you have a question as our patients can access their physician via text, phone or email. Besides, you might notice that driving 20 minutes for your appointment here but not having to wait in the waiting room  is often more convenient than driving for a few minutes but waiting for an hour. 

We believe that, in many cases, you should be able to pay for your membership fees through your HSA or FSA account because the services we offer are qualified services; however, different plans have different requirements. You should confirm with your plan administrator to be absolutely sure.”

CONTACT US

Monday-Friday: 9am – 5pm*

Saturday: Closed

* Our patients always have access to our physician via multiple modalities at all times. Prospective patients without appointments are recommended to call our office or email prior to stopping by as above hours may vary.

Patient referral discount: For the referral of a new patient, a current patient will get 1/2 off of a month (up to 3 times in one year).

Fax: (205) 582-3323

Address:

2231 Victory Lane, Suite 700

Birmingham, AL 35216

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