Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Take a listen to another great podcast by Maryal:

Dr. Rebecca Berens is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician with expertise in Women’s Health and Breastfeeding Medicine. Her holistic approach serves patients from newborns to the elderly, focusing on both the physical and mental well-being of each family member – perfect for patients looking for a lifetime of care and support. 

Dr. Berens grew up in the Houston area and received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University. She continued her studies at Baylor College of Medicine where she earned her MD. She completed her residency training at Providence Hospital, affiliated with Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

She graduated residency as the program’s first obstetrics scholar with additional training in women’s health and obstetrics. She went on to serve as Associate Clinical Director at Carl Moore Health Center in Philadelphia, PA before returning home to Houston. She was an Assistant Professor in the Family and Community Medicine department at Baylor College of Medicine where she taught medical students and residents while continuing to practice full-spectrum family medicine before she decided to open her own practice. 

Dr. Berens provides primary care and chronic disease management for the whole family, but she specializes in Fourth-Trimester Care. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and can provide unique and comprehensive care to new families including in-home newborn care, postpartum care, and lactation support. 

She is currently serving as the President of the Direct Care Physicians of Greater Houston

17130cookie-checkAnother My DPC Story Episode: Dr. Rebecca Berens of Vida Family Medicine – Houston, TX

By Doug Farrago

Douglas Farrago MD is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Douglas Farrago, MD received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in 1987, his Masters of Education degree in the area of Exercise Science from the University of Houston in 1990, and his Medical Degree from the University of Texas at Houston in 1994. His residency training occurred way up north at the Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. In his final year, he was elected Chief Resident by his peers. Dr. Farrago has practiced family medicine for twenty-three years, first in Auburn, Maine and now in Forest, Virginia. He founded Forest Direct Primary Care in 2014, which quickly filled in 18 months. Dr. Farrago still blogs every day on his website Authenticmedicine.com and lectures worldwide about the present crisis in our healthcare system and the effect it has on the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Farrago’s has written three books on direct primary care: The Official Guide to Starting Your Own Direct Primary Care Practice, The Direct Primary Care Doctor’s Daily Motivational Journal and Slowing the Churn in Direct Primary Care (While Also Keeping Your Sanity) are all best sellers in this genre. He is a leading expert in direct primary care model and lectures medical students, residents, and doctors on how to start their own DPC practice. He retired from clinical medicine in October, 2020.

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