NOTE: This event takes place in the eastern time zone. Lunch will be provided, and RSVPs are appreciated!
Do you want to become a doctor so you can spend less time with patients, be restricted by insurance companies, and fill out lots of paperwork? Neither do we. Come learn about how Direct Primary Care is changing the patient-physician relationship for the better! The Benjamin Rush Institute Health Policy Interest Group invited Dr. Josh Umbehr from Atlas MD, based in Wichita, KS, to talk about this alternative payment model.
“Dr. Josh” 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.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Sixty students and members of the community came to hear Dr. Josh Umbehr from AtlasMD give an informal presentation about Direct Primary Care. He started off with an explanation of what DPC is and wowed the crowd with the low prices he can get when ordering medications in bulk and contracting for labs. He took questions throughout the presentation from a variety of attendees. Some expressed that they were still skeptical how the DPC model could work and how he could make prices so cheap, so he explained that aspect of his model again. One audience member was a primary care physician herself, and asked many informed questions.
As students started to trickle out about an hour later, the formal part of the evening ended, and Dr. Josh stayed around to talk to some remaining people and answer additional questions.
TESTIMONIAL: ‘I’m completely sold on DPC. I’m just wondering if you could tell me a little more about your lifestyle and work/life balance.” ~An audience member