What is Direct Primary care?

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is a simpler form of health care that removes the middlemen who have created the current high-cost, fee-for-service (FFS) dilemma, and allows physicians to work directly with patients through monthly membership payments. Physicians do not participate with or bill insurance.

DPC providers care for fewer patients than in traditional practices, are accessible, spend more time with patients, and guarantee that a patient will only be seen by their physician.

Read more in The Consumer Guide to Primary Care (PDF).

Mission, Vision, Values

We deliver high quality, compassionate, personalized health care directly to patient members that is relational, affordable, readily accessible and incorporates all aspects of one’s health – body, mind and spirit.

We will be a successful, innovative medical practice that empowers members to make wellness a priority in all aspects of their lives, while creating a healthy work-life balance. We will shape and lead the future of health care delivery, being independently committed to members, offering integrated care, education, and restoration of health, while serving our community.

We will live out our core values – Respect, Integrity, Healing, and Excellence – as we serve our members, making each person a priority, approaching each encounter with compassion and dignity.

Meet Dr. Castor

Belinda Castor is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician.

Having earned her BS degree with honors from Albany College of Pharmacy, she attended SUNY Heath Science Center in Syracuse, earning her MD. After her internship and residency there, she became Chief Resident.

Dr. Castor joined Tarrytown Internal Medicine Associates in 1992. She also was Medical Director of Credentialing for a major health insurance company, where she also reviewed pre-approval for procedures, treatments, and medications. These experiences revealed the inefficiencies of health systems and insurers.

In 1999, Dr. Castor headed to Romania as a medical missionary. Her innovative humanitarian efforts volunteering with the Romanian Evangelistic Medical Mission (REMM) and working with World Vision, World Learning, and other NGOs during political uncertainty and corruption, helped her identify urgent needs and she lobbied American and European Union officials on behalf of abandoned Romanian children.

In Romania, she expanded her knowledge of alternative treatments, which she now incorporates into patient care, balancing natural and traditional medicine. When Dr. Castor returned, accompanying her were her sons, three- and four-year-old Romanian brothers she adopted.

In late 2020, she left the fee-for-service world, after practicing at Catholic Medical Center’s group practices. She opened Integra Direct Primary Care in early 2022 where she welcomes patients to a simpler form of health care delivery.

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Community Service/Tithing

Dr. Castor has been involved in mission work over the course of her lifetime, with multiple medical mission trips to Romania, as well as a medical mission trip to Rwanda. She called Romania her home for five years while involved in child welfare ministry work.

Through Integra Direct Primary Care she continues to support missions and tithes local non-profit organizations as a way of giving back to the community and support those in need.