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Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine: Breakfast Lecture — Dr. Josh Umbehr on Concierge and Personalized Medicine
November 20, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 amFree
NOTE: This event takes place in the eastern time zone. Breakfast food will be served. RSVPs are appreciated for accurate food count.
Dr. Umbehr is traveling from Kansas to speak to the BRI-OUHCOM Chapter about his personalized medicine practice which specializes in “concierge” medicine. This is a new concept for many students, so it should be interesting to hear what everyone has to say about it.
“Dr. Josh” Umbehr from Atlas MD, based in Wichita, KS, has been an advocate and practitioner in the DPC model for many years, and is a frequent speaker at BRI and other free market medicine events. He was a featured speaker at the BRI Leadership Conference 2015 in Washington, DC. Come learn about how Direct Primary Care is changing the patient-physician relationship for the better!
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Sixty students from BRI and Family Medicine Club attended this breakfast lecture — a BRI first!! They clearly enjoyed the food that got them to a 7am presentation!
Dr. Josh Umbehr from Atlas MD in Wichita, Kansas came to OU-HCOM to speak to first- and second-year medical students about practicing concierge medicine. This is a topic that was very foreign to our students, so it was really interesting to hear how Dr. Umbehr deals with the positives and negatives associated with this form of healthcare.
“It was great to learn about this topic that we don’t know much about.” ~Medical student attendee, OU-HCOM
There were many questions, but some of the more popular questions centered around how the system works, how patients like the system, how Dr. Umbehr is reimbursed, and how he is able to balance his personal life with his practice. It was amazing to learn about the multiple ways Dr. Umbehr saves his patients money. For a small fee per year for each patient, and by purchasing his own resources in bulk, Dr. Umbehr is able to afford effective and preventive healthcare to his patients at an extremely reduced cost. This was a very important point that was stressed throughout his talk, especially given the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and the goals to cut down on medical waste and overspending. Dr. Umbehr also stayed an hour after his talk to answer individual students’ questions. BRI and the Family Medicine Club co-sponsored the event and provided breakfast for attendees because this was an early morning lecture at 7am.
“Wow, Dr. Josh is totally down to earth. It was great to hear his story.” ~Medical student attendee, OU-HCOM
Dr. Josh Umbehr did a wonderful job of engaging the audience, especially at 7am in the morning! He was very real and down to earth and was great at informing our students about this foreign type of medical care known as “Concierge Medicine.” It was a great event overall, and we received positive feedback from many of the attendees.