Speakers for DPC 2024
Lee Gross, MD

Nicole Hemkes, MD

Advocate DPC

The advanced breakouts take your DPC to the next level through veteran DPC physician Nicole Hemkes sharing her Strategies for Success in DPC.


Born and raised in Orlando, FL. Dr. Hemkes left Florida to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with Distinction with a BS Biology minor in Chemistry in 2002.  She went on to attend medical school at the the University of South Florida in Tampa graduating in 2006.  Then Dr. Hemkes returned to North Carolina to attend one of the top Family Medicine residency programs at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC, completing residency in 2009.

Following her training Dr Hemkes had experience in a diversity of roles and settings.  She has worked in Emergency departments, in the inpatient setting as a hospitalist , and outpatient clinics as a traditional Family medicine doctor.  Dr. Hemkes has worked in urban settings such as inner city Chicago and also in settings as remote as rural Alaska.

After being an employed doctor for 10 years, she started Advocate MD. The practice now includes 3 clinics, 6 physicians and is the first successful Direct Primary care in Madison WI.

Dr. Hemkes lives in Madison, WI in with her two young daughters. In her free time she enjoys running, pilates, and gardening.

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