Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Check out Maryal Concepcion’s interview with the DPC’s #1 legal resource:

Phil Eskew is a DPC physician and attorney. He founded DPC Frontier in 2014 prior to completing his family medicine residency in 2015. He is the VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel for Proactive MD, an on-site focused DPC company headquartered in Greenville, SC.

He volunteers his time as general counsel to the Direct Primary Care Coalition where he routinely relies on his accounting and legal backgrounds to discuss federal tax policies. His research has been published in many journals including the Journal of American Physicians & Surgeons, the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Family Practice Management, the Journal of Legal Medicine and the West Virginia Medical Journal.

He has given over fifty CME talks about DPC including events hosted by the AOA, ACOFP, AAFP, and AAPS that included well known events like the DPC Summit, DPC Nuts & Bolts, and Hint Summit.

He also educates fellow attorneys at CLE venues and has spoken in New York on multiple occasions for the New York State Bar Association.

In his interview, he shares how he learned about and became so invested in DPC. He discusses the hot topics on lots of doctors’ minds – HSAs, opting in and out of Medicare, HIPAA – and how they relate to DPC. He also discussed a topic that is not often discussed: “what would break DPC?” Dr. Eskew is currently transitioning to ProactiveMD where he will be able to enhance the clinical side of his expertise in addition to maintaining his legal work.

Keep up the great work, Maryal!!

9110cookie-checkOur Very Own DPC Lawyer, Phil Eskew MD, JD, is on My DPC Story

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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