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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

This is a podcast that answers the question, "what should we have been learning while we were memorizing Kreb's cycle?" This is a practical guide for practicing physicians and other healthcare practitioners looking to improve in any and all aspects of our lives and practices. Physician and non-physician experts are interviewed on a wide range of topics to help us with personal and professional development.
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Jan 4, 2023

What the heck is direct primary care? Or direct care since other specialties are adopting this model. It is a subscription service that gives you access to your doctor whenever you want it. It is disruptive! Sometimes. So we talk to Dr. Maryal Concepcion about her practice, her podcast, why she chose to stop billing insurance companies and give patients access to her 24/7. We also talk about what happens when a patient abuses this service, which patients tend to be interested, and why earlier that day, a weekday, she wasn’t even in the office!

Dr. Concepcion is the host of MY DPC Story, where she interviews physicians on their direct care, not always primary care, journey. She went to Creighton Med School, completed Velley Family Medicine residency in Modesto, CA, and then moved to rural Northern California. She started working in the corporate model before starting her direct primary care practice, for which she is clearly an evangelist.