NOTE: This event takes place in the Central time zone. Lunch will be served; RSVPs are appreciated!
ALL are welcome to join us in a Skype teleconference with Dr. Keith Smith, Co-Founder of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Dr. Smith is making a special appearance for the BRI-Saint Louis University Chapter and other interested students to discuss price transparency in medicine. We will learn about his pricing model at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma with a question and answer session following.
We also hope to discuss how price transparency will affect the medical field in general and how we can help facilitate free markets in our future profession.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Twenty-eight students attended our Skype teleconference with Dr. Keith Smith. Dr. Smith gave a brief 10-15 minute introduction of himself and what he does at his practice, Surgery Center of Oklahoma. This was followed by a Q&A session. The students seemed very engaged and asked thought-provoking questions. Somebody asked about poor people not being able to pay upfront with cash. Dr. Smith responded that he did do charity work and that his work is helping push prices down for everybody.
“Overall, we got more people to attend than we expected. We also had too many questions for the time allowed and had to end the session before they could be answered. We believe it was a successful event.” ~John Flo, BRI-President, Saint Louis University