You can find the best series of podcasts on DPC right here at My DPC Story. This week we highlight:
Dr. Kissi Blackwell graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 2006 and from John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency in 2009.
She practiced for 5 years in Fort Worth at John Peter Smith Hospital and moved back to her hometown of Wichita Falls in 2014.
After almost 3 years of working with United Regional Physician Group, she ventured to open her own direct primary care practice and bring a new kind of healthcare to the Wichita Falls area.
She has been serving as the DPC Alliance secretary since Dec 2020.
She opened Clarity Direct Care in 2017!
In her interview she shares how she had 278 patients before she even opened her doors. She shares about how she made the transition to DPC and how she’s been able to pivot on many issues; she has had to make lots of changes on her journey to DPC like selling her Escalade (only to buy yet another when she was in the black) and moving her clinic within 90 days to a new location!
Resources mentioned by Dr. Blackwell:
– For marketing, Alexa Torres, Kissi’s Cousin, over at www.careid.us
– Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action by Simon Sinek
– Sphenocaths for sphenopalatine ganglion blocks (point of clarification:
Dr. Blackwell notes in the interview she reuses sphenocaths only after they are cleaned but of
note, she only reuses a single sphenocath on the same patient.
– Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) classes she took: