Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Just click THIS LINK to hear another wonderful interview by Maryal Concepcion at MY DPC STORY:

Dr. Bhavana Rao went to Medical school in India and then completed residency at the Conroe Family Medicine Residency Program in Conroe, Texas. Prior to opening her DPC, she worked as a hospitalist at the Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas. 

Sunil Vasisht holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering as well as an MBA. He worked for Hewlett-Packard for more than 18 years where he led the Global Internet of Things Research and Development Team. 

Together they opened Meridian Springs DPC in May of 2017. 

Since opening in May of 2017, Dr. Rao and Sunil have built Meridian Springs Primary Care from the ground up. After seeing that there was no potential for future happiness as a hospitalist, Dr. Rao decided that she would open her doors as an outpatient Doctor. Sunil used his business knowledge and helped develop the business side of the clinic by using it as his capstone project. They bring their own unique spin to DPC by incorporating aspects like care for international visitors. They are always thinking to the future and, with that in mind, ask the question, “What, if anything, would break DPC?” 

Resources mentioned during the podcast:

– RIP Medical Debt

– Health Rosetta

– Small Business Association (SBA)

– The Book Blue Ocean Strategy

You can find the My DPC Story here.

8420cookie-checkMy DPC Story: Dr. Bhavana Rao & Sunil Vasisht of Meridian Springs Primary Care – The Woodlands, 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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