Direct Primary Care: Ethics of the Patient-Doctor Relationship—Heather Bartlett, MD

April 19, 2018

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Many assert that government regulation is the only way to solve healthcare cost and access issues.

In her presentation, A look at the Ethics of the Patient-Doctor Relationship through the Eyes of a Direct Primary Care Physician, Dr. Heather Bartlett, a DPC doctor-pioneer, dismantles this concept, walking us through her DPC-modeled practice, actively restoring and protecting the patient-doctor relationship.

Visit her website: The Bartlett Medical Clinic & Wellness Center

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Dr. Bartlett opened Columbus’ first direct primary care clinic, The Bartlett Medical Clinic & Wellness Center in 2016 after witnessing thousands of patients’ frustrating healthcare experiences both in cost and reasonable access. She saw this throughout her various roles in healthcare settings—as emergency room physician, healthcare system employed outpatient primary care physician, pre-admission screening physician, and finally as an urgent care physician at one of the busiest centers in Central Ohio. She wanted to help change both the access and cost issues for the uninsured, under-insured, and insured for primary care in Ohio’s capital, Columbus.


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