Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Here in another informative episode from Maryal.

From the My DPC Story website:

Dr. Pack is a board certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and enjoys all aspects of general pediatric care. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and completed her residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s hospital, part of the University Hospitals of Cleveland network.

She opened Cortez Pediatrics in Cortez, CO in 2017 as a solo doctor. Her practice continued providing pediatric care to infants, children and teens in the Four Corners area, the location she had been practicing in since 2010, until it’s closure in Jan 2021.

Dr. Pack has lived in Cortez since 2012. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and exploring the beauty of the Southwest.

In her interview she talks about her practice, Cortez Pediatrics. She shares about the unique laws in the State of Colorado that impacted the patient population of her practice. She goes into detail about the nuts and bolts of the practice she built from the ground up after deciding a situation where she was going to do DPC or leave medicine. Dr. Pack also shares about her experience closing her practice and why it was the best decision for her.

16250cookie-checkMy DPC Story Podcast Episode 38: Dr. Whitney Pack formerly of Cortez Pediatrics – Cortez, CO

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 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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