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University of Alabama @ Birmingham—LECTURE: Private Practice: A How-To Guide
October 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
All are welcome and encouraged to attend this talk with Dr. Matthew Davis, an orthopedic surgeon who runs a price-transparent private practice in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Davis is affiliated with St. Vincent’s Birmingham and received his medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Davis has been in practice for 16 years and will deliver remarks about his journey as a medical doctor in private practice.
Dr. Davis loves what he does every day, because it allows him to be hands-on, solve problems, and build great relationships with his patients. He enjoys being able to give patients answers, resolve their ailments, and put them on a track toward comfort and mobility. He has 10 years of experience working as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, helping people by doing everything from ACL repairs to managing osteoarthritis.
Come find out about Dr. Davis’s reflections on the changing nature of medical care delivery and how his system has been phenomenally successful for both himself and for his patients.
Refreshments will be served.
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Thirty-six (36) students attended the presentation. President Thompson Foy opened the meeting, thanked everyone for being in attendance, and provided a brief review of our previous event (screening of a talk delivered by Juliette Madrigal-Dersch). He then introduced our speaker, Dr. Matt Davis. For about 40 minutes, Dr. Davis described the difficulties that face physicians in the traditional, third-party payer healthcare setting. He contrasted this cumbersome model with his own practice, in which 95% pay with cash out-of-pocket. Finally, he spent a bit of time discussing the advantages afforded by capitalist, free market systems. The talk was well-received, and there were several questions from interested attendees at the end. President Thompson Foy concluded the meeting with a solicitation for membership.