Beth Haynes, MD, BRI’s medical director will participate on a 2-person panel discussion with Dr. Jeannine Marie Rodems on Direct Primary Care.
This event will begin with introductions at 7pm.
7:05 – 7:20 Theoretical (Economics/Legislative) aspects of DPC from Dr. Haynes
7:20 – 7:35 Practical aspects of DPC from Dr. Rodems (specifically opening and maintaining Santa Cruz DPC)
7:35 – 7:55 15-20 Q&A with prepared questions
7:55 – 9:00 pm Open questions from the audience
This event is free and parking is available at Parking Lot 107.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Twenty-five students attended. Dr. Haynes presented on the concept of direct pay as opposed to third-party payer models. She discussed entities like the Surgery Center of OK, Oregon Coast Dermatology, Nayarana Health and Aravind Eye Care in India. Dr. Rodems talked about her DPC model and the DPC movement, explaining how she is able to provide better care at more affordable cost. The event organizer then asked several questions formulated from anti-DPC articles she had read. These were the really fun questions as they were easily dispelled by explaining the inaccurate understanding many DPC detractors have, and their failure to acknowledge just how broken our current primary care is.
Scheduled to last from 7:30 to 9pm, no one even noticed the time until almost 10pm when we needed to be out of the room. The audience consisted primarily of YAL and College Republicans interested in healthcare, but a couple of pre-med students also attended, excited for the opportunity to learn more about positive solutions that did not involve more government.