Direct Primary Care

Orlando – 2019

DPC 2019 Panel 04 Full

2019 Panel Four : Doctors Lounge Radio Show

DPC M and M: When everything is right, but still goes wrong

Kevin Wacasey, M.D. – @healthcareonomics

Q&A with Radio Show Host Michael Koriwchak, M.D.

Panel Four (FULL) - DPC M and M: When everything is right, but still goes wrong

by Kevin Wacasey, M.D. with Radio Show host Michael Koriwchak, M.D. | Direct Primary Care 2019

Kevin Wacasey, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. Kevin Wacasey is a physician who has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. He sees patients through a Direct Patient Care practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where he does not accept health insurance.

Dr. Wacasey maintains a blog at healthcareonomics.com, where he discusses how the health insurance and health care industries are changing, and how patients can save money.

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2019 Panel Three : Case Studies of DPC working with employers

DPC Solutions for Hospital and for Rural Health Care

  • Plan Design – Demystifying Health Care Costs – Carl Schuessler, Jr., DHP, DIA, GBDS

  • The Employer Perspective – Lois Hilton

  • Results – DPC Rollout, Savings, and Experience – Lee Gross, M.D.

  • DPC Rural County Roll Out – Shane Purcell, M.D.

Moderated Q&A – Audience Participation – Moderated by Lee Gross, M.D.

Panel Three (FULL) - Case Studies of DPC Working with Employers

by Schuessler, Jr., DHP, DIA, GBDS - Hilton - Gross, M.D. - Purcell, M.D. | Direct Primary Care 2019

Carl Schuessler, Jr., DHP, DIA, GBDS

Panelist

Managing Principal of Mitigate Partners and BenefitStrategies, LLC.
With more than 30 years of experience in benefits consulting and financial services, Carl Schuessler pioneered the fiduciary approach to benefits advisory services.

Lois Hilton

Panelist

Lois Hilton is the Human Resource Director for the DeSoto Memorial Hospital, a 49 bed facility in Arcadia, FL

Lee Gross, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. Gross received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He was chief resident of family medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland. After years in private practice, he and his colleagues had an epiphany about an affordable health care solution, free of insurance and government intrusion. They launched Epiphany Health Direct Primary Care in 2010.

Dr. Gross is the President of the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation and board member of DPC Action.

Shane Purcell, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. Shane Purcell along with a colleague formed the first direct primary care clinic in Anderson County in 2015. Since then, he has been operating both his walk in clinic and the direct care clinic third party free in Anderson, SC.

Dr. Purcell is an active member in several medical organizations including American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, Free Market Medical Association, DPC Alliance and American Academy of Family Physicians.

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2019 Panel Two : Legal
Phil Eskew, D.O., J.D., MBA

Legal issues, contracting issues, compliance

Discussion of legal issues, contracting issues, compliance. Update on state and federal legislative / policy issues

Introduction by Hal Scherz, M.D.

Panel Two (FULL) - Legal

by Phil Eskew, D.O., J.D., MBA | Direct Primary Care 2019

Phil Eskew, D.O., J.D, MBA

Panelist 

Dr. Eskew is a family physician and attorney that practices in the Direct Primary Care setting.  He founded DPC Frontier in Feb 2015, joined ProactiveMD in Feb 2016 and is the company’s VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel.

His research has been published in the Journal of Legal Medicine, the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Family Practice Management, and the West Virginia Medical Journal.  Dr. Eskew has advised state and federal legislators about DPC legislation, and is the general counsel of the Direct Primary Care Coalition where he also serves as a member of the steering committee.

DPC 2019 Panel 01 Full

2019 Panel One : Empowering Physician Leaders

  • Understanding How to be the Doctor You Wanted to Be – Elaina George, M.D.
  • Empowering Physicians to be Change Leaders – Ellen McKnight, M.D.
  • Engaging Your State to Effect Change – Meg Edison, M.D.
  • Physician Leadership from New President of AAPS – Kris Held, M.D.

Moderated Q&A – Audience Participation – Moderated by Hal Scherz, M.D.

Panel One (FULL) - Empowering Physicians Leaders

by George, M.D. - McKnight, M.D. - Edison, M.D. - Held, M.D. | Direct Primary Care 2019

Elaina George, M.D.

Panelist

Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. Her interest in the politics of healthcare and the reform effort have led her to become both a powerful voice for the practicing physician, an advocate for the patient, and a healthcare policy analyst specializing in healthcare consumer driven solutions.

Ellen McKnight, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. Ellen McKnight is a rheumatologist in Pensacola, Florida and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Hospital and Gulf Breeze Hospital. She received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. McKnight accepts several types of health insurance, listed below.

Meg Edison, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. Meg Edison is a pediatrician in private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is actively involved in state level health care policy via organized medicine and grassroots physician efforts.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Kent County Medical Society, has served as a delegate and reference committee chair to the Michigan State Medical Society House of Delegates, and has testified in the state legislature on many occasions on behalf of the state medical society and sometimes testifies in opposition to the state medical society.

Kris Held, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. Kris Story-Held is in private practice at Stone Oak Ophthalmology in San Antonio, TX, and serves as the President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPSonline.org). Dr. Held is a board-certified ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon. Dr. Held has made numerous appearances on national TV and authored numerous articles published in the Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, The Hill, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons and Dr. Ben Carson’s AmericanCurrentsee. 

DPC 2019 Hunt Dinner Keynote

DPC 2019 Hunt Keynote Dinner

John Hunt, M.D.

Entrepreneur, Charitable Libertarian, Pediatric Pulmonologist/ Allergist/Immunologist, Father, and Author.

Author of Assume the Physician

Dinner Keynote - John Hunt, M.D.

by John Hunt, M.D. | Direct Primary Care 2019

John Hunt, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. John Hunt, M.D., is a pediatrician, pulmonologist, allergist, entrepreneur, non-profit founder, author, and libertarian.

Dr. Hunt is the author of approaching 100 scientific papers, as well as three published novels. His comprehensive parents guide, “Your Child’s Asthma” was released in Fall 2015.

DPC 2019 Marcus Keynote Lunch

2019 Keynote : Bernie Marcus - Founder of Home Depot

  • Introduction by Elaine Parker of Job Creators
  • Philanthropist and Businessman Bernie Marcus delivers our luncheon Keynote and takes questions from the attending physicians. (Marcus starts at 17 mins)

Keynote - Bernie Marcus

by Bernie Marcus with introduction by Elaine Parker of Job Creators | Direct Primary Care 2019

Bernie Marcus

Panelist

Bernard Marcus is co-founder of The Home Depot, Inc., the world’s largest home improvement retailer.  His company revolutionized the home improvement business with its warehouse concept. He served as chairman of the board until his retirement in 2002. He remains director emeritus and Home Depot’s largest single stockholder.

Elaine Parker

Introduction

Elaine Parker is the President of the Job Creators Network Foundation and the Chief Communications Officer of the Job Creators Network.

DPC 2019 Track 01 Startup Issues C

2019 Track One - Startup Issues: Setting up your practice, determining services and defining value

Dr. Staci Benson, Phillip Brenner, & Dr. Sidney Coupet

  • Determining pricing and services
  • Balancing practice and family needs
  • Understand the basics of running your own business
  • How to grow your DPC with your ideal patients

Track One - Startup Issues: Setting up your practice, determining services and defining value

by Dr. Staci Benson, Phillip Brenner, & Dr. Sidney Coupet | Direct Primary Care 2019

Staci Benson, D.O.

Panelist

Owner and board-certified physician at Paradigm Family Health in Dallas.

“I opened Paradigm Family Health, a direct primary care (DPC) clinic in January 2017, with the vision of providing high quality and affordable primary care to my community through a monthly membership fee. I made the decision to leave the traditional health insurance model and promote free market, transparency in pricing/agenda and most importantly, the patient-physician relationship.”

Phil Brenner

Panelist

Senior Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sidney Coupet, D.O.

Panelist

Dr. Sidney Coupet, an Internal Medicine physician, the founder and CEO of Coupet Quality Clinic (CQC).

He provides quality primary and preventative and chronic disease management to hundreds of people living in South Florida using a Direct Primary Care model.

Dr. Coupet is also the Founder of SPARK Health, an international accountable health organization that supports clinics in the US and in Haiti to deliver a more comprehensive service that includes primary & prevention, chronic disease management, behavioral health services and wellness which is all combined in a community health model.

DPC 2019 Track 01 Startup Issues B

2019 Track One - Startup Issues: Solo-Solo: Thriving in your one doc DPC practice

Drs. Sharon McCoy George, Linnea Meyer

  • Understanding the one-doc, no staff DPC
  • Compare solo DPC to the growing “slow food” movement
  • Explore best practices for solo-solo practice

Track One - Startup Issues: Solo-Solo: Thriving in your one doc DPC practice

by Drs. Sharon McCoy George & Linnea Meyer | Direct Primary Care 2019

Sharon McCoy George, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. McCoy George is a board certified family physician, a national leader in the growing area of membership and direct primary care practices, and a mentor for physicians bordering on burnout.

Linnea Meyer, M.D.

Panelist

Regardless of the setting in which I practiced, I sought to provide that “old-fashioned” patient-doctor relationship – one that is based on genuine caring, mutual respect, and mindful listening. I enjoy working with patients as collaborative partners to create individualized treatment plans and healthier lifestyle strategies. My early experiences with complementary therapies reinforced a holistic and integrative approach, including recognizing the potential value of “alternative” medical theories and treatments.

I opened Wellscape Direct MD, my own Direct Primary Care practice, in downtown Boston in 2015. Goals at Wellscape Direct MD include not only treating and managing illnesses, but also partnering to optimize health and well-being.

DPC 2019 Track 01 Startup Issues A

2019 Track One - Startup Issues: Legal challenges for the startup DPC practice

Discuss basic contracting, pitfalls and precautions

Moderated Q&A – Audience Participation – Moderated by Josh Umbehr, M.D.

Track One - Startup Issues: Legal challenges for the startup DPC practice

by Luanne Leeds, J.D. (with Moderator Josh Umbehr, M.D.) | Direct Primary Care 2019

Luanne Leeds, J.D.

Panelist

Luanne is passionate about Direct Primary Care. A health care attorney from a family of physicians, she has devoted her practice to DPC practitioners for over ten years.

Luanne received a B. A.  degree from Rutgers, New Jersey and her  J.D. at Washburn Law School in Kansas.

She advises on legal issues related to all areas of DPC practice, including practice  start-up and expansion, patient and employer contracting, marketing, compliance and  employment  issues.

Josh Umbehr, M.D.

Moderator

Josh Umbehr graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

After becoming a board certified Family Physician, he opened Atlas MD, a practice that he had been dreaming about for nearly a decade.

“Atlas MD represents my ideal medical practice where I’m able to shrug off the burdens and restrictions of government and insurance regulation so I can focus solely on my patients and their needs.”

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DPC 2019 Take Action

2019 General Session - Taking Action - The Physicians Path Ahead

 

Dr. Chad Savage, Dr. Josh Umbehr, Dr. Katarina Lindley, & Dr. Kimberly Legg Corba

  • Putting together the pieces of a broken system

  • Physicians leadership as the solution to health care

  • Understanding hurdles and opportunities on the path ahead

General Session - Taking Action

by Savage, M.D., Lindley, D.O., Umbehr, M.D., & Corba, M.D. | Direct Primary Care 2019

Chad Savage, M.D.

Panelist

Dr. Savage has been in practice since 2003. He graduated from the University of Michigan prior to receiving his MD from the prestigious Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

He completed his residency training at the renowned Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO where he became skilled in the management of complex medical disorders.

Dr. Chad Savage founded YourChoice Direct Care to practice primary care with a clear focus on the patient and their health. Adopting the Direct Primary Care model allows Dr. Savage to focus on his patients’ needs without worrying about meeting meaningless requirements set by insurance companies and Medicare.

Josh Umbehr, M.D.

Panelist

Josh Umbehr graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

After becoming a board certified Family Physician, he opened Atlas MD, a practice that he had been dreaming about for nearly a decade.

“Atlas MD represents my ideal medical practice where I’m able to shrug off the burdens and restrictions of government and insurance regulation so I can focus solely on my patients and their needs.”

Katarina Lindley, D.O.

Panelist

Dr. Kat Lindley is Board Certified Family Medicine Physician who has served her profession in several leadership roles and is currently the President of Texas ACOFP and Board Member of TOMA and DPCAction.

She is a passionate advocate for her patients, veterans and health care and has been very involved with health policy on State and National level. 

Kimberly Legg-Corba, M.D.

Panelist

After practicing in the Lehigh Valley for 15 years, Dr. Kimberly Legg Corba opened the first Direct Primary Care office in the Lehigh Valley on January 2, 2016.

The transition from her established practice to the Direct Primary Care model allows Dr. Corba to continue to provide the highest quality care, for which she has been rated by insurers in the past, while continuing to focus on her patients’ needs with unmatched affordability and convenience.

DPC 2019 Case Studies in DPC

2019 General Session - Case Studies in DPC

Moderated panel discussion – Allison Edwards, M.D.

  • Discuss pitfalls and problems that physicians encounter
  • Learn practice pearls
  • Explore the role of physician entrepreneurship

 

General Session - Case Studies in DPC

by Moderated by Allison Edwards, M.D.) | Direct Primary Care 2019

Allison Edwards, M.D.

Moderator

Dr. Edwards aims to change the manner in which healthcare is delivered, putting the emphasis on keeping people well rather than solely stepping in and treating the sick (check out her Philosophy of Care here).

In addition to providing care at Kansas City Direct Primary Care, she serves as a Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Kansas and a Volunteer Clinical Instructor for the University of Colorado, allowing her to continue to educate the next generation of students as well as volunteer at the JayDoc Free Clinic.

DPC 2019 Practice Managers

BONUS: Office Managers Breakout Breakfast

  • The popular practical application session for running the back end of a DPC practice.  Hosted by Anne Horner, COO of Epiphany Health DPC, this session was a moderated discussion of best practices by practice managers and single physician offices that got to the nitty-gritty of running an office.
  • This session is audio only.

Bonus Audio: Practice Managers Breakout

by Anne Horner, COO, Epiphany Health, Discussion Moderator | Direct Primary Care 2019

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