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Penn State College of Medicine—LECTURE: Direct Primary Care as a Solution for Health Care Reform?
May 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
All are welcome to attend this event. Dr. Josh Umbehr will speak about his experience starting his own Direct Pay Primary Care practice and how he sees this model as a possible solution to healthcare reform. Penn State faculty are underwriting refreshments for this event.
Affectionately known as “Dr. Josh” by medical students who know him, Dr. Umbehr has been a frequent speaker at BRI events, and at a past leadership conference. He was also featured on BRI’s Next Generation Medicine podcast Episode #3.
You can learn more about Dr. Josh and AtlasMD on the AtlasMD website.
I was born and raised in Alma, Kansas where I met my high school sweetheart, Lisa, while playing football at Manhattan High School and followed her to Kansas State University. While there, I majored in human nutritional sciences with a minor in biology. I also did extensive research on the effects of vitamin A on lung cancer. I then graduated from The University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed my family medicine residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. After completing training and becoming a board certified Family Physician, I opened Atlas MD, a practice that I had been dreaming about for nearly a decade. Atlas MD represents my ideal medical practice where I’m able to shrug off the burdens and restrictions of government and insurance regulation so I can focus solely on my patients and their needs.” ~Dr. Josh Umbehr, from the AtlasMD website
POST-EVENT REPORT: Forty-five students and faculty attended this event. Dr. Josh Umbehr hosted a question and answer discussion around Direct Primary Care. He shared his life as a DPC physician and how he sees DPC impacting the future of healthcare. The event was well attended and guest ranged from medical students, to residents, to the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
“I was thrilled with Dr. Umbehr’s performance and the event was a perfect inaugural event for our chapter. It was well attended and well received.” ~Nate Williams, BRI-PSUCOM president
“Until this event, I had no idea what Direct Primary Care was.” ~Medical Student attendee
“While I had previously heard about Direct Primary Care, our Health Systems curriculum never covered it and that knowledge gap was filled today by Dr. Umbehr.” ~Medical Student attendee
Pictured from left to right: Grant Owens-Treasurer, Nate Williams-President, Dr. Josh Umbehr, Mike Goldenberg-Vice President