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OUHCOM-Dublin—LECTURE: Free Market Medicine: A Cash Based Alternative
September 26, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Twenty-four students attended Dr. Madrigal’s presentation. She talked about her cash based practice in Texas, where basic health needs are handled in a direct patient-doctor relationship, and health insurance is used for what it was originally intended: catastrophic events. When a doctor and patients are in charge of costs and treatments, the doctor is empowered to negotiate with lab companies, imaging companies, and pharmaceutical companies and other healthcare service providers to keep patient costs down. Dr. Madrigal described how her model of direct primary care works for all of her patients: the really sick, the really healthy, the rich, the poor, and the middle class. Dr. Madrigal has removed government interference, over-regulation, and red tape out of the picture to keeps costs down, care quality high, patients happy and physicians happy.
“Dr. Madrigal’s talk was very informative. I came to medical school to become a Primary Care Physician, but have recently been discouraged. She re-lit the fire in me to pursue this dream and showed me that it is possible to to be a PCP without having to deal with the ACA. Her talk also persuaded me to attend a DPC conference in Dallas, Texas.” ~ Jacob Chevlin, OMS I and BRI member
All students, faculty, and practicing physicians are welcome to attend BRI-OUHCOM/Dublin’s event on cash based medical practices. We welcome Jules Madrigal-Dersch, MD and BRI board member, to speak about her cash based Med-Peds practice in rural Texas. Having this event early in the year may be important in giving our new M1’s a refreshing, new perspective on the broad range of Primary Care practices and encouraging future physicians to look into Family Medicine as a enjoyable career option.
Having this event early in the year may be important in giving our new OMS1’s a refreshing, new perspective on the broad range of Primary Care practices and encouraging future physicians to look into Family Medicine as a enjoyable career. She will place an emphasis on a free market approach to healthcare which allows her to bypass government red tape.
We encourage practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals to attend to get information on how to scale a cash based medical practice model like Dr. Madrigal’s to an urban setting.
Refreshments will be served.
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