Knowledge Center

BRI’s media and resources provide a wealth of information about the free enterprise practice of medicine and its proven track record for providing optimal patient outcomes and increased physician satisfaction at affordable prices.

Knowledge Center

BRI’s media and resources provide a wealth of information about the free enterprise practice of medicine and its proven track record for providing optimal patient outcomes and increased physician satisfaction at affordable prices.


A platform for medical students, residents, nursing and pre-med students, practicing physicians, and other healthcare professionals to share and publish articles, op-eds, and research that is relevant to the patient-doctor relationship.

Can epidemiology be based on one patient's experience? Apparently it can, based on a Canadian study of emergency rooms.
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Medicare Advantage gets a raise. Doctors?--not so much. Click to read the article.
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NextGenMed Podcast

An up-tempo educational podcast produced by medical students for medical students, residents, students in affiliated fields of healthcare study, practicing physicians, and other healthcare professionals. NexGenMed is currently hosted by Rufus Sweeney, an MS4 at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Virtual Event Series

BRI’s continuing online event series, hosted by Cleumy Gama, an OMS3 student at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, features interviews with practicing physicians and healthcare experts. Originally developed to overcome the existential threat to BRI’s mission, posed by the COVID shutdown of medical school campuses, it continues today due to its popularity.

Truth & Liberty Series

BRI’s Truth in Liberty Series, hosted by Natalie Bodnar, an MS3 student at the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, focuses on patients, doctors, and other healthcare practitioners who have been deprived of medical freedom and exposed to atrocities conducted by totalitarian command-and-control regimes.

BRI In Action

Check out clips from BRI conferences and keynotes below.

The Physician’s Fiduciary Responsibility to the Patient — Rafael Fonseca, MD

Medicaid: Challenges and Solutions — Katherine Restrepo

Breaking Down Barriers in Healthcare in Nigeria — Aishat Olanlege, MD

SeeThru Healthcare: Blockchain | Healthcare | Transparency — Adi Segal

PANEL: Social Justice and the Patient–Doctor Relationship

The Sanctity of the Patient-Doctor Relationship—Jules Madrigal, MD

Privacy in the Era of EHRs—Twila Brase RN, PHN

Single-Payer Healthcare: Hopes, Dreams, Realities—Sameer Lakha, MD

Falcon Heavy Health Care: What can we learn from Elon Musk and apply to healthcare?—Robert Graboyes, PhD

Renewed Trust: From Distributive Justice to Do No Harm in Medical Ethics—Robert S. Emmons, MD

Direct Primary Care: Ethics of the Patient-Doctor Relationship—Heather Bartlett, MD

Medical Ethics and the Holocaust: Lessons From the Past—Raul Artal, MD

Effective Communication Strategies—Merlin Huff, MFA

The Medical Community Speaks Out

BRI is a proud supporter of the NextGenMed Podcast, where current medical students and professionals discuss free market healthcare.

Check out recent episodes:

Episode #58: Brian Dixon, founder of Gide & Simple Psych
BRI student host, Rufus Sweeney, and private practice psychiatrist, Dr. Brian Dixon, discuss the journey that many doctors take to shape how they treat patients in their specialization, delving into the process that physicians can take to learn business concepts and create autonomy for themselves in the healthcare system.
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Episode #57: G. Keith Smith, cofounder of the Oklahoma Surgery Center
BRI student host, Rufus Sweeney, and Dr. G. Keith Smith, cofounder of the Oklahoma Surgery Center, discuss the benefits of free enterprise in the practice of medicine and how practice models such as Direct Primary and Direct Speciality Care are the answer to reforming our broken healthcare system.
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Episode #56: Dr. Gilbert Berdine On How And Why Austrian Economics Could Save Medicine
Dr. Gilbert Berdine, Associate Professor of Internal & Pulmonary Medicine at Texas Tech Health Science Center and Faculty Affiliate with the Free Market Institute. Dr. Gilbert Berdine traces his interesting and informative journey from studying engineering at MIT to practicing pulmonology and Austrian economics at Texas Tech.
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Educational Materials

For more information regarding free market healthcare authored by leading social scientists and physicians, check out the references below.

  • Cannon, Michael & Tanner, Michael, Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It, Cato, 2007
  • Goldhill, David, Catastrophic Care
  • Goodman, John, et al, Lives at Risk: Single Payer National Health Insurance Around the World, Rowman & Littlefield, 2004
  • Kling, Arnold, Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care. Cato, 2006
  • Lakha, MD, Sameer, Single Payer Healthcare: hopes, dreams, realities
  • Sivakumar, Haran, The ABC’s of Medicare
  • McDonough, John, Inside National Health Reform, Milbank Books, 2012
  • Pipes, Sally, The Pipes Plan, Regnery Pub. Inc., Washington Dc, 2012
  • Pipes, Sally, The Truth About Obamacare, Regnery Pub. Inc., Washington, DC, 2010
  • Medicare Information Sources
  • Restrepo, Katherine P, Medicaid: Challenges and Solutions

  • Sage, Wm. & Kersh, R., Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System, Cambridge U. Press, NY, 2006

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