The Duke University Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) in conjunction with BRI, has invited two Direct Primary Care (DPC) doctors, Dr. Brian Lanier and Dr. Ben Fischer to share their experiences running successful DPC practices.
This event is closed to the public.
Dr. Ben Fischer is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. Dr. Fischer earned his M.D. at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Upon graduation he accepted a commission in the Navy and completed his residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, including a year as Chief Resident. He later served in the US Navy Medical Corps on Whidbey Island, WA. After the Navy, he worked as a Hospitalist at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC before making Raleigh his home in 2007.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: This was a closed class session for the Duke Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), designed to expose these students to healthcare policy and alternate ways to practice medicine.
Dr. Samuel Fam of the FMIG introduced Charlotte Monte who said a few words about Benjamin Rush Institute and gave an overview of Direct Primary Care (DPC). She then turned it over to the panelists. Dr. Brian Lanier, Dr. Ben Fischer and his wife, Liz Fischer described their reasons for shifting away from institutional medicine and branching into their own independent direct pay practices.
The Fischers joined several students after the presentation for dinner where the discussion continued.