Welcome to Agape DPC
Agape DPC is a Direct Primary Care clinic in Andover, Kansas. We value your time and health care goals so our mission is to provide personal, accessible, timely, and affordable care for your entire family.
Direct Primary Care is a membership based model that allows us to carry out this mission for less than the cost of your average cell phone bill each month. If you are interested in knowing more about Direct Primary Care or Agape DPC, visit our FAQ page or check out our social media accounts. We look forward to having you as a part of our family!
Dr. Derek Surdez, MD
Dr. Surdez was born and raised in Sabetha, a small town in Northeast Kansas. He attended Kansas State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Dr. Surdez went to medical school at the University of Kansas and completed his Family Medicine residency training at Via Christi in Wichita. His interest in medicine began during his father’s long battle with pancreatitis and grew into a compassion for the sick and suffering. He is passionate about Direct Primary Care because it allows him to build relationships with his patients, take time to really listen, and make sure all of their needs are addressed. Outside of medicine, some of Dr. Surdez’ passions include swimming in the ocean, making good coffee, listening to For King and Country, and spending quality time with his wife, Emma, and 1 year old son.
Dr. Ryan Woodruff, MD
Dr. Woodruff was born in Wichita and spent the majority of his childhood in Shawnee, Kansas. He graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest and then went to Pittsburg State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Woodruff attended the University of Kansas in Wichita and followed his medical degree with training in the Family Medicine specialty at Via Christi in Wichita. He decided to become a doctor in the third grade but ultimately joined the medical field to care for and love his neighbors. His passion for Direct Primary Care stems from his desire to take care of the whole person- mind, body, and spirit. Dr. Woodruff loves finding local adventures with his wife, Sarah, and their two dogs. He is also passionate about traveling the world to experience the beauty of creation.
Care without Compromise
Our Services Include
Wholesale labs and medication costs
We pass our benefits right to you.
Extended, relaxed visits
When you make an appointment, we make sure you have time to address all your healthcare needs.
Unlimited access to your doctor
There’s no bad time to receive excellent medical care. You’ll be able to reach our team via phone, e-mail, text, webcam and more.
Same-day and next-day service scheduling
At Agape DPC, there is no “squeezing you in.” Your care is a priority.
We want our pricing to be the least complicated part of your medical care. At Agape DPC, your bill is simple and straightforward. You won't have to deal with hidden costs or surprise charges. If you have questions, simply ask. We’re happy to help!
Children 0-19 years old, $10/month with at least one parent membership
Adults 20-44 years old, $50/month
Adults 45-64 years old, $75/month
Adults 65-99 years old, $100/month
Adults 100+ years old, $1/month
Employer groups: $50/month/employee
If you are an employer interested in offering DPC as a part of your benefit package to employees, please see our Employer page
Frequently Asked Questions
DPC stands for Direct Primary Care which is a membership model of healthcare that puts the patient first by eliminating the need to bill insurance for routine medical needs. This model gives you access to same or next day appointments, decreased waiting room times, and more face to face time with your doctor.
Is concierge medicine the same as Direct Primary Care?
Direct Primary Care and concierge medicine are similar in many ways, primarily being the goal of providing excellent, accessible health care for the patient. This means that as a Direct Primary Care member, you will have access directly to your physician 24/7, appointments that aren’t rushed allowing you to address all your questions or concerns, and the time for preventative care to improve your quality of life. The primary misconception with concierge medicine is that it is not accessible to all. We want Direct Primary Care to be accessible and our prices reflect that.
What sets Agape DPC apart from other practices?
The model of Direct Primary Care offers many benefits that most people don’t experience when going to their primary care doctor. As a patient at Agape DPC, our goal is for you to feel like your health is our priority and that is reflected in the time we spend with you. In the traditional model of medicine, physicians spend many hours on insurance paperwork. Our vision is to give this time back to our patients. Instead of feeling rushed out of the exam room, we want you to have all the time you need to ask questions and discuss your care.
What happens if I need to go to the hospital or see a specialist?
In line with our goal of improving your overall quality of health, we look to prevent or decrease hospitalization and speciality referrals. In cases where hospital or speciality care is necessary, we will seek to work with your hospital care team or with any specialist. In some cases, the best care can be provided by specialized caregivers, and we will rely on their expertise.
Will I benefit from Agape DPC if I don’t require frequent medical attention?
Absolutely. Our care is focused on the whole person and designed to meet your individual needs. One of our main goals is to work with you on preventative healthcare so that as a team we work toward a high quality of life for you as an individual.
In the traditional model of healthcare, individuals often overlook or don’t prioritize their health because it is not something that feels accessible to them. As a member of Agape DPC, you will have unlimited access to our knowledge as primary care providers. We love teaching our patients so that you are able to take on more of an active role in your health.
Does Agape DPC accept health insurance?
We are happy to say that we do not accept insurance. By not accepting insurance, we are freed from the demands placed on health care from insurance companies. For you, the patient, this means that we have more time to spend with you. It also means that as a team, we are able to make the best decisions regarding your healthcare without input or restrictions from insurance companies. We are invested wholeheartedly in your health, something that is difficult for large insurance companies.
Additionally, by not accepting insurance, we are able to provide wholesale or at cost prices for laboratory tests, imaging, and medications.
As a patient of Agape DPC, will I still need health insurance?
Yes. While we don’t accept insurance, we advise our patients to continue with or sign up for a healthcare plan with a high deductible and a health savings account. This provides peace of mind and financial help should a hospitalization or referral to a specialist be necessary. We are happy to discuss this more and provide recommendations for companies that offer these types of plans.
Agape DPC is passionate about partnering with businesses to provide excellent health care to their employees while saving them money. If you are an employer in the Andover area that is interested in improving the quality of life for your employees, we would love to talk with you.
Our employer plans are $50/month/adult- a straightforward price designed to fit well into your business. For this low cost, your employees will have access to the majority of services associated with primary care including routine visits, around the clock access to their physician, and the majority of their medications at cost. Our goal for each of our patients is to improve their overall well being and we look forward to partnering with you in providing that for your employees.