Meet Dr. Phil Baker, the Direct Care Pharmacist.

Are you a Direct Care doc in a state where in-house pharmacies are prohibited? (Looking at you Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York and Texas…) Or maybe you’ve just elected not to embrace the in-house pharmacy aspect of DPC? Either way, this article is for you. Introducing Dr. Philip Baker of Good Shepherd Health. He’s the answer to your prayers, the alternative to dealing with local pharmacies when you want to dispense, and quite literally a seamless extension of your Direct Care practice.

Okay, so here’s how it works. His pharmacy has adopted the DPC business plan; Dr. Baker’s model offers a membership. For a low monthly fee, members are privy to wholesale prescription prices — no mark-up and no extra fees (ahem, red tape) to get wrapped up in. It’s literally a Direct Care Pharmacy! He’s got the benefit of everyone in mind as he makes pharmacy services available to those who might not otherwise be able to afford them. Some of what he offers includes:

  • Prescriptions, vitamins and supplements at wholesale prices.
  • Around the clock access to your pharmacist. Seriously, call or text anytime.
  • Prescription assistance programs to those who quality. (They’ll even do all the paperwork!)
  • They dispense 280 different medications for free to qualifying members.
  • The opportunity to work 24/7 directly with Dr. Baker on pharmacy consults. (That’s how much he cares about your patients’ care!)

As a DPC doc who doesn’t run your own in-house pharmacy, you know this is straight up your alley, right? You place your order and your medications are mailed directly to your patients. You get quality, reliable pharmaceutical services without having to play Middle Man — all the while passing incredible savings on to your patients. No longer do state restrictions on dispensing have to hinder how you run your practice. No longer does your disinterest in running a pharmacy of your own force you to deal with local storefronts. Plus, by becoming a member of Good Shepherd Health you’re supporting one of your own. ‘Nuf said.

He’s already working with some of you!

We’re thrilled to see how Good Shepherd is utilizing the DPC model. Many clinics in Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York and Texas are already jumping on the bandwagon. We’re hearing great things about his services. Really great things. Things like “an incredible addition to my practice,” and “the process is seamless,” and “I groan when I have to use a retail pharmacy,” and our personal favorite, “He’s the bomb!”

We’re carving out a place in the EMR for him, too. (Shhh! This feature isn’t live yet, but when it is you’ll have the option to add Dr. Baker as a user to your account at no extra cost.)

Alright, enough. Go check him out, and then tell your friends. We know a good thing when we see one; supporting DPC is our jam and we think it should be yours, too.

7 thoughts on “Meet Dr. Phil Baker, the Direct Care Pharmacist.

  1. Can’t wait for this to happen. Keep me posted.

  2. Jonathan P says:

    Does he mail prescriptions to patients out of state? If so, I could see his business exploding overnight

  3. chris dube says:

    How much would it be to refill my prescription of levothyroxine 0.05 MG in tablet form?

  4. chris dube says:

    By the way, how much is membership?

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