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Georgetown University—LECTURE: Direct Primary Care, Family- and Modern Mobile Medicine
February 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
All are welcome to attend this presentation by two family practice doctors on Direct Primary Care, Drs. Marguerite Duane and Matt Haden.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Forty students and faculty took advantage of this opportunity to explore DPC. Drs. Marguerite Duane and Matt Haden spoke about their direct primary care practice called Modern Mobile Medicine. Their model makes use of the direct primary care model but also incorporates home visits and telemedicine to improve convenience for patients. One of their patients attended the talk with her son and explained how beneficial the practice model was for her. Not only can she access very affordable care around the clock, but she also is able to have a doctor visit her or her son at home, minimizing the hassle of visiting a doctor’s office. Modern Mobile Medicine is in its early stages but is expanding rapidly.
Had a great time talking to @Georgetown #medstudents last week. Great to see interest in #DPC and the #doctorpatientrelationship https://t.co/PcuzRqIdBP
— Matt Haden MD (@matteohaden) February 13, 2017
“This event surpassed our expectations. There was a very large audience, and they were actively engaged. The speakers were excellent and were able to share their experiences thus far in medicine and how their new practice is embodying what drew them to medicine in the first place. We had a DPC speaker in the fall who was terrific, but these speakers were just as good. They not only explained the huge benefits of DPC, but they also touched on why the insurance-based and heavily-regulated traditional model does not make economic sense or provide patients with the best options or prices. The event attracted those interested in both DPC and primary care in general, so I feel that a wide range of opinions on healthcare policy were represented. Drs. Duane and Haden could not have represented the free market any better than they did. Overall, the event could not have gone better.” Malcom Magovern, BRI-Georgetown chapter president.