No. However, there is overlap between direct primary care and concierge medicine. The most important difference is in the cost and billing structure. In general, concierge practices charge and annual retainer along with billing insurance. The typical annual retainers are over $1800 per year. Direct primary care practices generally charge monthly fees which tend to be less than $100 and generally do not also bill insurance for other services. Both concierge medicine and direct primary care strive to improve the experience you have at the doctors office by making care more personal and taking more time to listen.