Mon. Sep 27th, 2021


Dr. Marguerite Duane is a board-certified family physician who decided she would be a doctor when she was just 8 years old as she witnessed the birth of her baby sister at home! That transformative experience fueled her passion for family medicine and desire to one day do house-calls! Today, she is a physician with Modern Mobile Medicine, a direct primary care house-calls based practice serving patients in the DC metropolitan area.

Previously, Dr. Duane served as the medical director of the Spanish Catholic Center of Catholic Charities, a non-profit community health center that provides care for an almost exclusively poor and uninsured population in the DC metropolitan area through a direct pay model. Prior to that, Dr. Duane directed the Family Medicine clerkship at Georgetown University, and she still holds an appointment there as an Adjunct Associate Professor. Additionally, Dr. Duane is co-founder and Executive Director of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science, a non-profit group dedicated to educating students and healthcare colleagues about fertility awareness based methods and their applications for women’s health and family planning. She is trained as a Medical Consultant in Creighton, FEMM and NeoFertility.

Dr. Duane received her M.D. degree with recognition in primary care from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her Family Medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She received a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree and a Master of Health Administration degree from Cornell University. She has previously served on the boards of both the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC). Dr. Duane balances her career as a teacher and Family Physician, with her role as a mother and wife. She is proud to be accompanied on this life’s journey by her husband and fellow family physician, Dr. Kenny Lin, and they are delighted to be the parents of 4 young children.

In today’s episode, she shares how she built her dream practice panel up after realizing she did not have to practice as a family medicine doctor full time! For an amazing example of how DPC can prevent churn, she shares how she went to do a research fellowship in Utah during the pandemic. During her fellowship, she was only available for in-person visits when she would be able to fly home and over 90% of her patients chose to continue on with her care despite being primarily cared for through telemedicine. Hear her incredible story today!

Articles written by Dr. Duane:

Why The Direct Primary Care Model Would Benefit Poor Patients (1 of 2)

Why The Direct Primary Care Model Would Benefit Poor Patients (2 of 2)

Resources mentioned by Dr. Duane:

St. Luke’s Family Practice (The “Robinhood” DPC in Modesto, CA. FYI: the Doctors who run St. Luke’s will be on the pod in a couple of weeks!

– Dr. Brain Forest – featured on a Medical Economics interview here.

Family Medicine Education Consortium

Surgery Center of Oklahoma

Fertility Appreciation Collaborative To Teach The Facts


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20860cookie-checkMy DPC Story Episode 48: Dr. Marguerite Duane of Modern Mobile Medicine – Washington D.C

By Maryal Concepcion, MD

A Sacramento native, Dr. Maryal Concepcion is a Filipinx creator and connector. She attended the University of California at Davis where she graduated in 2005 with a double major in Anthropology (BS) and Evolution & Ecology (BA). She had an unforgettable time as a California transplant when she got her MD at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. It was there she discovered hayrack rides, found her Husband, Dr. Jeremiah Fillo, and discovered her love of rural family medicine. Her residency training was in the unopposed family medicine program at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, a training extension through the UC Davis Medical School. During her time in training, she returned to rural Superior Nebraska to complete proficiency training in performing colonoscopies as part of her rural family medicine concentration. After residency, she moved to Arnold, CA where she worked under the fee for service model with her Husband doing full-scope care for over five years. Though grateful for her experience in this role, she was driven to seek a better way of life and a desire to practice insurance-free medicine and that was when she discovered DPC. She is the founder and host of the podcast My DPC Story, a weekly podcast that educates and inspires by featuring DPC and direct care physicians. Find it at and on all major podcasting platforms. Most recently, she became the CEO and wearer-of-all-the-other-hats at Big Trees MD, the first Direct Primary Care in Arnold, a rural town of 4,000 in the Stanislaus National Forest located in Northern California. Her clinic was created as a telemedicine and home visit model without a brick and mortar space. But, the title she is most proud of is being a Mama to Asher & Nolan, her two ridiculously awesome and cuddly boys!

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