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!
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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.