Those interested in Direct Primary Care (DPC) or those with questions about DPC. The goal of the Direct Primary Care Summit 2019 is to continue to advance the growing awareness and adoption of the direct primary care (DPC) model of care delivery and payment as a meaningful alternative to the fee-for-service (FFS) payment paradigm. The […]
Introduction to Direct Primary Care (DPC) Attend the BRI Chapter Meeting, with speaker, Shane Purcell, MD., a family practice physician from Anderson, SC. Dr. Purcell will talk about an exciting new model for patient care that is growing in popularity – Direct Primary Care (DPC). He will address the DPC model from the patient, physician, […]
Imagine your excitement as a parent getting ready to attend your child’s graduation from medical school. Instead, you attend his funeral–yet another medical student suicide victim.And statistics show no improvement even when a medical student becomes a doctor.
“Medical student and physician suicide is an epidemic. It is estimated that 400 doctors die by suicide in the United States each year. That’s the equivalent of an entire medical school gone! The second leading cause of death among medical students is suicide–a well-known occupational hazard in medicine. Yet no medical organization is tracking these suicides. Why? And how can we solve a problem when it’s hidden from us?”
The more awareness we raise, the more we can speak with one voice–a voice of solidarity–to find the root causes of physician and medical student suicide, and promote solutions to turn the tide.
Fulfilling a life’s passion to care for others shouldn’t mean personal suffering–or worse.