“The problem now is not the pen’s relative strength (to the sword), but rather the alliance that has been forged between the pen and the sword. In this alliance, the pen has been employed to write and justify laws, while the sword serves to enforce them.” ~Zachary Howell, UDelaware
“What is not so obvious, however, is that in order for doctors to provide strong, professional leadership and to advocate effectively for patients priced out of access to quality medical care, a fundamental understanding of markets, economics, policy and the law-making process is also critical.” ~ Beth Haynes, MD, BRI Executive Director
“At Epharmix, we believe that we are creating clinical interventions with the efficacy of a pharmaceutical, at the speed of a technology company. Contrary to the status quo, healthcare does not need to lag decades behind the rest of industry in terms of its technology capabilities.” Eric Sink, BRI student leader and Epharmix telemedicine co-developer
“My perception of DPC was that it was a movement of disillusioned physicians, tired of the rat race of insurance codes, decreased autonomy, and diminishing patient-physician interaction who were capitalizing on a market of upper middle class retirees in search of concierge style medical coverage. I was soon to find out that the impetus and scope of DPC is far more broad and imaginative than I had previously considered.”
Originally developed to test the English language competency of foreign medical school graduates, in 2004, the NBME unilaterally applied the Step 2 Clinical Skills test to all medical students working toward licensure in the United States. The imposition of this test is especially ironic in this era of “evidence-based medicine” as there is no evidence that the test actually measures competency in clinical skills or improves patient outcome.
Dr. Lee Gross, MD, presents direct primary care plan Epiphany Health to AMSA national conference for medical students at the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine October 12, 2013, sponsored by the Benjamin Rush Institute, a non-profit organization protecting doctor-patient relationships and preserving freedom of choice in medicine. Dr. Gross is a family physician in Florida […]