DPC 2024

15.5 CME Hours

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Recorded Live March 14-16, 2024

The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809

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With a mission to power direct care and make it the new standard, Hint’s technology powers thousands of clinics and networks across the nation providing care for more than a million members.


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With a mission to power direct care and make it the new standard, Hint’s technology powers thousands of clinics and networks across the nation providing care for more than a million members. 

The Physician Change Leaders

Panel 01 – 8:40 – 10:20 AM


Katarina Lindley, DO

Michelle Cooke, MD

“Courageous Care: Overcoming Fear to Launch Your Direct Primary Care Practice”

From “Nuts & Bolts” attendee to starting a practice

Katarina Lindley, DO

Jade Norris, MD

Work-life balance and boundaries

Katarina Lindley, DO

Rebekah Bernard, MD

Beyond DPC: The independent physician as a leader for change

The direct care model allows physicians to reclaim time and energy for activities other than the day-to-day practice of medicine. Learn how to find your calling and advocate for positive change as a physician leader.

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Somno Services
Behavioral Health Intelligence for Primary Care

The Principles and the Practical

Panel 02 ~ 10:40 – Noon


Katarina Lindley, DO

Chad Savage, MD

Moral Case for DPC – Career or Calling
Katarina Lindley, DO

Paul Thomas, MD

$90 to $1,000,000: How to Grow Your Practice’s Annual Revenue and Thrive

Build your success story of mastering the business aspects of the practice, successfully outsource some of the tasks, and scale your practice through specific actionable items.

Felicia Horton
Helping Hands Award

2024 Winner TBA

The annual Helping Hands Award bestowed upon those who have made significant contributions to the promotion, innovation, and protection of the Doctor/Patient relationship has been renamed the “Felicia Horton Helping Hands Award” in honor of our Executive Director who passed on May 16, 2022.

Felicia Horton (1963-2022) served more than a decade through all the iterations of Docs 4 Patient Care leaving an impact that will echo into eternity.

Kelly Haser Pickens

Keynote Speaker ~ Noon – 1:30 PM


Ms. Universe 2022 started out as a wild child, runaway, troubled youth dealing with abuse and molestation and was placed in a Youth Crisis Center.

The professional counselors and staff listened, did not make choices for her but taught her the importance of looking ahead to the impact and consequences as she made her own life altering decisions.

Today Kelly deals with abused and neglected children as a volunteer, counselor, and mentor. She finds that the ability to relate and share experiences has a healing effect not only on them but herself as well.

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Cognitive FX

Demystifying Healthcare Costs

How to Regain Control of Your Health Plan Costs

Panel 03 ~ 2:00 – 3:15PM

Learn how DPC, free market principles and an innovative health plan design can help save rural healthcare


Demystifying Healthcare Costs

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Genova Diagnostics
Bloomdahl USA
Freedom Healthworks

Case Studies in DPC Startups

Spanning community demographics, regions and stages of DPC development. Audience Participation

Case Studies Panel

Zaki ~ Torres-Hodges ~ Gaqi ~ Hitchcock ~ Townsend ~ Serrano



  • Discuss pitfalls and problems that physicians encounter.
  • Learn practice pearls
  • Explore real and perceived obstacles to DPC Startup

Marty Makary M.D., M.P.H.

Keynote Speaker ~ 6:00 – 7:30PM

The Price We Pay

Dr. Martin Makary is professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of two New York Times bestselling books. Dr. Makary served in leadership at the World Health Organization and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

A public policy researcher, he leads a Johns Hopkins initiative on the “re-design of health care” to make health care more reliable, more appropriate, and more affordable, especially for vulnerable populations.

He is the recipient of the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award for his most recent book, The Price We Pay, about the high cost of health care and the grassroots movement to increase transparency. His prior, book Unaccountable, was turned into the popular T.V show The Resident, which just completed production after 6 seasons.



Katarina Lindley, DO

William Crouch, MD


Office Managers Breakfast

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Operations & Insight to Back Office of DPC

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Track Two – Established Practices

Session Three

Track One – Start Up

Katarina Lindley, DO

Erica Young, MD, Liz Fischer, MBA, and Lena Samuel, MD, MPH

Setting up your practice, determining services and marketing strategies

Using social media to build community – Young, MD

Financing Your Dream DPC Practice: From StartUp to Scale – Samuel, MD

Staying Small on Purpose: Advantages of a DPC Micro-practice – Fischer, MBA

Session Three

Track Two – Established Practices

Katarina Lindley, DO

Shane Purcell, MD, Matt Ohrt, Neer Patel, and Angel Saucedo

DPC Working with Employer groups

5 Things Employers Should Know About DPC – Purcell, MD

5 Things DPC and DSC Physicians “Need to Know” About Employers – Orht

Demystifying employer healthcare insurance for DPC physicians- Patel & Saucedo

History & Policy Luncheon

12:30 to 1:30 PM

Understanding the History and Shaping the Future for a secure policy environment for the DPC practice model.

Katarina Lindley, DO

Brian Blase, PhD

“National Health Policy Update”

Understand the current state of health policy in Washington.
Learn how federal policy initiatives may impact DPC.

Katarina Lindley, DO

Michael Koriwchak, MD

History of Healthcare financing – How we got here

Using a historical perspective of healthcare financing in both United States and Europe, we will demonstrate the utility of the DPC financing model to reduce cost and improve quality of care.

Wrap Up Round Table

Lee Gross, MD ~ Moderator

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Wrap Up Round Table

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Innovative Ideas, Speaker Q&A, Best Practices


Invitation follow up with speakers presenting innovative, provocative, or popular ideas demanding deeper dive. Moderated speaker Q&A with a drive toward implementing these best practices.

Katarina Lindley, DO

DPC Docs - TBA

Katarina Lindley, DO

DPC Docs - TBA

Katarina Lindley, DO

DPC Docs - TBA


Note: Topics and instruction is subject to change by curriculum committee and CME certifying body.

Procedurals – Add on Sessions

Procedural Topics Available ~ Hands on Instruction

Three one hour sessions blocks available

  • Session One – 2PM – 3PM
  • Session Two – 3:30PM – 4:30 PM
  • Session Three 5PM – 6PM

Registered attendees may select up to three sessions as slots remain open
(Up to 45 slots per procedural per session)

Procedurals Faculty

Dermatologic procedures, suturing, biopsies

Beth Goldstein, MD

Dermatologic procedures for the primary care physician, biopsy techniques, and suturing.

Joint injections

Diana Girnita, MD, PhD, FACR

Common joint injections / aspirations for the primary care physician – indications, techniques and choosing the proper injectable.

Podiatric procedures for the primary care physician

Tea Nguyen, DPM

Common foot and ankle procedures for the primary care physician – ingrown toenail management, injections, toenail avulsion


Dr. Lara Kenney, MD

​Phlebotomy Workshop

– Equipment list for in office blood draw and lab sample processing, storage and shipping
– Use of a butterfly needle for draw
– Use of a straight needle for draw
– Order of draw
– Processing of samples
– Proper packaging
– Tricks and tips for difficult draws

Urologic Procedures in Primary Care

Ori Hampel, MD

Managing partner and founder, Adult and Pediatric Urology of Houston, LLP

Catheters and Common Urological Problems – Removal and application of catheters. Managing common urological problems in primary care physicians

Primary care physicians routinely encounter conditions related to the genitourinary system. Urinary retention is an emergency condition that can be alleviated by the primary care physician and prevent costly emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations while relieving patient suffering more expeditiously. We will discuss and teach techniques of bladder catheterization from simple to complicated as well as the management of Foley catheters. We will discuss renal colic and the workup and management of urolithiasis. The management of urinary tract infections is integral to the primary care setting. Time permitting, we can review and discuss other urological topics, including the acute scrotum, hematuria, genitourinary cancer detection, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, enuresis, etc.


Phil Boucher, MD

Social Media Marketing and Piercing has been withdrawn due to a family emergency.

Refunds will be issued or the option of selecting another Procedural.

Ticketing for DPC 2024 is OPEN!

~ Registered attendees get first shot at Procedurals limited class sizes. ~


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