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For recent medical community news and insights, engage with our recent posts below.

Could money be the root of optimal patient outcomes?

October 5, 2020 by richard-walker

A financial relationship is necessary to improve the doctor-patient relationship? Dr. Tony Dale, a British-trained physician, emphatically says YES.

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Direct Primary Care (DPC) is, according to U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-2), the future of healthcare and has his full support. While there are also other free market models that preserve the traditional doctor-patient relationship, Crenshaw likes DPC’s focus on optimal patient outcomes. Watch HERE.

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges is a board certified podiatrist and has been in her own independent solo practice since 2001. Watch Now! She is on the surgical staff at Baptist, Gulf Breeze and Sacred Heart Hospitals as well as the Andrews Institute of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. She completed her undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University and was pursuing graduate studies in sports medicine at the United States Sports Academy prior to medical school. Dr. Torres-Hodges was an FPME scholarship student and received her medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. She was recipient of the Peer Award for the Fellow Student who Most Advanced Podiatric Medicine and awarded the Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Leadership. Dr. Torres-Hodges completed her post graduate residency training in both podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Torres-Hodges has been sharing her knowledge with the next generation of physicians as faculty to the medical students and residents at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences – Eglin AFB and Navy Hospital-Pensacola. She has been an invited speaker at national conferences, is a featured speaker for Get Healthy Pensacola, and offers insights to foot health in articles that have been featured in numerous regional and national publications. She is a staunch advocate of preserving the doctor-patient relationship and the independent private practice of medicine. As an advocate for physician entrepreneurship, Dr. Torres-Hodges was a featured panel member in the UWF Women in Leadership Conference and can be followed online @drgracedpm on social media.

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Aamir Hussain holds an MD and a MA of public policy from the University of Chicago. Watch Now! He is currently a resident in internal medicine at Northwell Health. He will be starting dermatology specialization in 2020 at Georgetown University. Aamir is originally from Farmington, CT, and attended Georgetown University for undergrad where he studied Government and Theology. He writes frequently about health policy and reforms in medical education. He has given lectures around the United States on these topics. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and PBS, and his writings have been featured in medical journals and several online outlets including top physician blog KevinMD, the Religion News Service, and the Huffington Post.

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Matthew D. Mitchell is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Equity Initiative at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is also an adjunct professor of economics at Mason. In his writing and research, he specializes in public choice economics and the economics of government favoritism toward particular businesses, industries, and occupations. Watch Now!

Mitchell has testified before the US Congress and has advised several state and local government policymakers on both fiscal and regulatory policy. His research has been featured in numerous national media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, US News and World Report, National Public Radio, and C-SPAN. He blogs about economics and economic policy at Neighborhood Effects and at Concentrated Benefits.

Mitchell received his PhD and MA in economics from George Mason University and his BA in political science and BS in economics from Arizona State University.

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Darcy Nikol Bryan is an obstetrician gynecologist with an active practice at Women’s Care Florida in Tampa. Watch Now! She earned an MD from Yale University’s School of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a certified remote pilot and student private pilot. Dr. Bryan is a Senior Affiliated Scholar at the Mercatus Center at the George Mason University. Her research encompasses public policy and the impact of technology on healthcare provision. She co-authored the book Women Warriors: A History of Courage in the Battle Against Cancer.

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