Family Medicine

Like it used to be.

We are open and accepting new patients!


Our physicians, Dr. Katriny Ikbal, Dr. Shirley Metz, Dr. Suzy Lessing, Dr. Katie Keller, Dr. Beth Just, Dr. Travis Simmons and Dr. Janell Sosa steward your health and shield you from the broken, insurance-based, healthcare system.

As a direct primary care practice, we are not contracted with any health insurance or third-party payors. Instead, our patients pay an affordable monthly membership fee for unlimited & direct access to their physician with exceptional, personalized healthcare. Cutting out the middleman allows us to provide you with meaningful care at a fraction of the cost.

Sound too good to be true? See for yourself by checking out our many 5-star reviews on Yelp, Google, and Facebook. You’re also welcome to book a free meet and greet with us! We can’t wait to meet you.

The best health care:

  • A healthcare team that listens
  • Fast & Easy scheduling
  • Functional Medicine
  • Lower costs, simple billing.
  • More access:
    • Call, text & email your Doctor
  • Primary Care covering 90% of your healthcare needs
  • Meaningful relationships with your care team.

Join us!

We’d love to show you a better health care experience. Join the DirectMed DPC family!

You are only a few steps away from better care:

  1. Set up a Free Call or Meet & Greet (optional)
  2. Join our membership.
  3. Benefit from better care while taking control of your costs.
The Patel Family sitting on steps in front of a door
Meet the Patels: Neer Patel, Dr. Katriny Ikbal, and kids.

Learn more from Dr. Ikbal

We are committed to you

The traditional healthcare system focuses more on profits than health.

We are committed to changing that. We are part of a movement of physicians offering a better system, a direct system of care, that brings us back to the roots of health care. It brings us back to focusing on you, your health, and your story.

I trust them fully with my medical needs!

Dr. Ikbal and Dr. Keller are both great at what they do. My family and I have been in their practice since we moved to Austin 2 years ago […] It is great that they can see my young children as well. It had saved me countless of times from going to an ER or urgent care. It is wonderful that there is hardly any wait for an appointment… I highly recommend their practice.

Maria L.

Google Reviewer

The Direct Med staff are amazing!

Katriny and the rest of the Direct Med staff are amazing. They treat you as close to family as a doctor’s office possibly can. The services are well priced, reliable, and very convenient. I really don’t want to use any other doctor again after seeing how Katriny does things.

George B.

Google Reviewer

Dr. Keller is the answer to my prayers.

She can truly listen to your needs and follow up thoroughly on every detail of your conversation. She gives you all the time you need and offers every option to your care, from more natural means to traditional!
She is a truly remarkable doctor and the best gift you can give to your family!!!

Francesca M.

Google Reviewer

Cost-Effective Membership Plans

Personal & Family Plans

Comprehensive Primary Care

Adults: $119 monthly

Couples: $229 monthly

Children: $59 monthly
($79 monthly if no adults are enrolled with children)

*Dr. Ikbal, Dr. Metz & Dr. Keller practice more in depth Functional Medicine and their membership fees are
$149/month for Adults, $289/month for Couples & $99/month for Children.

*Dr. Lessing is trained in the specialty of Obesity Medicine, sees adults only and she also offers a standalone ‘Weight Management Membership’ at $129/month OR combination ‘Weight Management Membership’ + Direct Primary Care at $249/month. Ask us to learn more about these options!

Business Plans

The healthcare your employees deserve at a fraction of the cost.

Improve employee retention and satisfaction with our healthcare coverage plans for employers.

If you’re a business owner and you’re considering DirectMed DPC, I would highly recommend it. It has been an amazing experience.

Neil Engelmann, O’Neills Pools owner and DirectMed DPC employer plan member

Family medicine like it used to be

DirectMed DPC is an Austin-based patient-centered primary care practice for everyone. 

Join our practice to optimize your health and simplify your healthcare with the personalized and comprehensive primary care you, your family, and your employees deserve. 

Curious about the direct primary care model?


Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative alternative payment model improving access to high functioning healthcare with a simple, flat, affordable membership fee.  No fee-for-service payments.  No third party billing.  The defining element of DPC is an enduring and trusting relationship between a patient and his or her primary care provider.  Patients have extraordinary access to a physician of their choice, […] and physicians are accountable first and foremost to their patients.  DPC is embraced by health policymakers on the left and right and creates happy patients and happy doctors all over the country!