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Duke University—Panel: Direct Primary Doctors share their successful DPC practices, with Dr. Brian Lanier & Dr. Ben Fischer

May 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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.

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Dr. Brian Lanier is a proud son of Maple Hill, Pender County, NC, where his family has been for generations.  After studying music at University of North Carolina at Wilmington, he graduated from NC State University with a business degree. He joined the Marines shortly after the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and his experiences in Iraq and other far-flung regions of the world inspired him to become a physician. After leaving active duty in 2007 he spent more time at NC State preparing for medical school and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 2014. He is married and has three sons. Visit Dr. Lanier on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lanierbrian
From his website:
Promina Health http://prominahealth.com/about

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.

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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.


May 8, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This event is closed to the public.