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Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine—LECTURE: Freedom Healthworks: The Transition to Direct Primary Care
September 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Direct Primary Care: Could it be your business model once you’re a practicing physician? All are welcome to join BRI-Marian University chapter members for refreshments and to hear Adam Habig, co-founder of Freedom Healthworks speak about what made him interested in Direct Primary Care (DPC), what DPC is, along with how his company is helping doctors in Indiana transition to DPC models. You can watch a short intro video to Freedom Healthworks here.
Adam Habig is a native of central Indiana with thirteen years of experience innovating within the realm of health care delivery. In 2003, Mr. Habig co-founded the biosciences technology firm ISPRIT Systems, which pioneered the use of a sophisticated information technology platform to better diagnose and manage complex chronic illness, ultimately ascending to the role of Chief Executive Officer of the firm. ISPRIT anticipated the elevation of chronic disease prevention and management as a chief cost control, ultimately attracting the attention of some of the world’s leading companies within the health insurance and diagnostics fields.
In 2013, observing the rapid changes pervading healthcare delivery, Mr. Habig co-founded Freedom Healthworks to unleash the innovative potential of direct primary care on a broad scale. Our full service, turnkey model enables doctors to regain their freedom by joining the rapidly expanding movement to disentangle from the insurance and government-driven payment system. Physicians can once again deliver high quality care free of interference while setting prices their patients can afford. Patients regain the freedom to purchase routine primary care and preventive services (90% of all medical care) directly from their doctors for clear, standardized prices, while relegating insurance to its traditional role as a safeguard against catastrophic events. A licensed attorney, Mr. Habig maintains an independent law practice in addition to his leadership duties with Freedom Healthworks. He currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Megan.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Adam Habig, co-founder of Freedom Healthworks, spoke to eight event attendees about Direct Primary Care (DPC). He talked about DPC and what it offered doctors and patients. He had two cutouts showing all the regulations in the US Healthcare System, along with a table of the top 20 concerns of physicians for 2016. DPC gets rid of most of those regulations in the current healthcare system, along with most of the concerns for 2016 physicians. He spoke on how his parents (both physicians) were considering retirement in the prime of their medical careers. They were burned out with not being able to practice medicine the way they wanted too. Adam and his brother Chris decided to focus their time on creating Freedom Healthworks. Their company focuses on transitioning doctors of all ages into DPC practices. They have come up with a template for doctors allowing them to reduce some of the main challenges to starting up a DPC clinic: finding patients, business decisions, administrative work. Westfield Premier Physicians (http://www.westfieldpremier.com/index.html), is Freedom Healthworks pilot clinic, and they look forward to proving what DPC clinics can provide doctors and patients.
“I thought the event went great. I would have liked to see more people attend to hear what Adam had to say. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an idea that interests many people when they hear the message. The people that did come to the event really enjoyed it. A couple people attending didn’t know much about DPC, but they became very engaged and asked questions, excited to learn more.” ~Trenton Schmale, BRI-Marian chapter founder & president.