Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Today’s episode is like a homecoming here in My DPC story! Last summer, all of the following guests shared where their practices were and today we get to hear what’s happened over the past year. So, if you want to hear about their beginnings, check out their previous interviews, links are below.


Dr. Christina Mutch and Dr. Jake Mutch both attended college at William and Mary and then went on to attend the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. With the realization that the rushed, seven-minute visit did not provide patients or doctors with adequate time to make meaningful lifestyle changes needed to control and reverse disease, they started Defiant DPC in Williamsburg, VA in August 2020 and will be welcoming Baby Girl Mutch in a few weeks! Also, check out Dr. Jake’s personal site here where he lists some of his favorite resources beyond what’s mentioned in today’s episode and where he talks all things from protecting your time to optimizing workflow in DPC!

Dr. Lauren Hughes is a board-certified pediatrician and lactation consultant and founder and owner of Bloom Pediatrics and Lactation. She provides all general pediatric services, as well as breastfeeding services to her patients in Kansas City, KS where she is the only IBCLC and MD in the state of Kansas. Dr. Hughes is a wife and mother of four-year-old Calvin and 15-month-old twins Nolan and Sloane.

Dr. Deepti Mundkur is an internal medicine graduate from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine Fresno Medical Education Program. She hails from a small coastal town in India where her medical schooling was at Manipal University in India. To meet her personal and professional goals in primary care, she started her DPC, My Happy Doctor in San Diego, CA in July of 2020 where through telemedicine and home visits she is able to care for her patients.

HEAR THEIR BEGINNINGS! Previous My DPC Story Episodes:

Dr. Christina Mutch & Dr. Jake Mutch: EPISODE 5

Dr. Lauren Hughes: EPISODE 8

Dr. Deepti Mundkur: EPISODE 15

Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode:



Google voice

Charm EMR


Microsoft to do list

Ring central

Intake Q


Smart Heart Pro


Butterfly iQ

Hello fax

Insulin Travel Cooler (for vaccines)

Eko stethoscope


Dr. Christina Mutch

Dr. Jake Mutch:

Dr. Lauren Hughes: [email protected]

Dr. Deepti Mundkur

22370cookie-checkMy DPC Story: Episode 51: A Year In Review – Celebrating One Year of DPC!

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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