Scarborough Direct Primary Care

Accepting New Patients!

Mission Statement

At Scarborough DPC we believe in putting patients first. We believe in taking the time — time to listen, to understand and to meet patient needs. Such time is scarce in the traditional insurance-based system that values quantity over quality, and that diverts a physician’s focus away from patient care with its heavy administrative burden.

Direct primary care is an innovative alternative. For a low monthly fee, you get comprehensive primary care services when you need it from a doctor who serves you —not the insurance companies or big health organizations. No surprise fees. No long wait to see your doctor. No rushed 8 minute visits.

Instead, you receive simplified, personal and premium healthcare from a doctor who knows you. Welcome to Scarborough Direct Primary Care!

Dr. Sarah Alvarez

How It Works

For a flat monthly membership fee, you get direct access to your doctor, comprehensive primary healthcare and basic urgent care services. Our smaller patient panel cultivates a lasting and stronger physician-patient relationship over time so that you get personalized care from a doctor that knows and understands you well. No insurance needed. And you can cancel at any time.


Same day/next day scheduling with your doctor every time (instead of a random provider)

Timely and direct communication with your doctor (instead of multiple staff members)
More time (30-60 minute visits)
Care your way: services provided in office, by video, phone call, text or email

About Dr. Alvarez

I moved to Maine over 12 years ago. Opening my own medical practice in Scarborough is my way of contributing to the community where my family lives, plays and grows. I love the many conveniences in our town, the daily interactions between familiar faces as we go about our routines. My practice strives for that same ease and warm familiarity— I offer clinical excellence with modern technology that is convenient and affordable; that feels personal and reliable. I believe this is how medicine should be delivered and I am honored to have the opportunity to finally practice this way!

B.A. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

M.D. Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI

Family Medicine Residency Program, Columbia University, New York, NY

Chief Resident

Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Humanism & Excellence in Teaching Award

MPH. Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice

Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

Maine State Medical License, registered

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Services Provided

The DPC Model

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