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Direct Primary Care (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-10-06

Duration: 00:06:33

Subjects: Health Care | Primary care (Medicine) | Physician and patient


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Watson, Heather Interviewee
  • Roussel, Landon Interviewee
  • Coy, Maria Victoria Garcia Interviewee
  • Wagner, Kurt Interviewee
  • Bertaut, Michael Interviewee


This segment from the October 6, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on direct primary care clinics. Gautreaux reports that doctors at direct primary care clinics do not accept insurance and that patients pay for their health care through a membership plan. He interviews: Heather Watson, patient; Dr. Landon Roussel, a physician with Communitas Direct Primary Care in Baton Rouge and Lutcher; Maria Victoria Garcia Coy, small business owner; Kurt Wagner, insurance agent; and Michael Bertaut of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana. Host: Andre Moreau