Who Does Delta Force Call When They Need a Doctor? Former Navy SEAL, Dr. Robert Adams: Part II

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[He told me] there’s going to be a bomb placed in your conference site,”… “I am alive today because a good doctor decided to turn in his brother, the bad doctor.”

-Robert Adams, MD

Name: Robert Adams, MD, MBA

Location: Raleigh-Durham, NC. UNC Health System

Specialty: Primary Care/ Family Medicine.

All right, welcome back for round two with former Navy SEAL, Dr. Robert Adams. If you missed part one, go back and check it out. In Part II we move forward to Bob’s career as an army physician. We’re going to learn what it’s like being a physician attached to the Army’s elite counter terrorism and hostage rescue unit, known as Delta Force. A unit so secretive that even family members of Delta operators are treated by separate physicians.

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Extending Medicine’s Reach. The Future of PA’s and NP’s with Ellen Kurtzman, PhD.

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Name: Ellen Kurtzman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Location: George Washington University School of Nursing. Washington, DC

Specialty: Professor of Nursing and Health Services Researcher

Today we’re exploring the future of PA’s and NP’s. Many of you listening work very closely with them, and in-fact many of you listening are PA’s and NP’s. As the roles, responsibilities and autonomy of PA’s and NP’s continue to grow, an interesting question comes up. Can we actually compare the effectiveness of PA’s and NP’s to doctors?

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45 Minutes Per Patient, 24/7 Call, and Loving Every Minute: The Direct Primary Care model with Dr. Staci Benson.

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Name: Anastasia (Staci) Benson, DO

Location: Paradigm Family Health: Dallas, TX

Specialty: Family Physician (Direct Primary Care)

Imagine yourself as a patient, free to schedule visits any time you wish. During those visits, you can expect to spend an average of 45 minutes, face to face with your doctor. You can also call your doctor anytime, even on nights and weekends.

Now imagine yourself as that doctor. Today, the average family physician sees 25-30 patients a day, averaging only seven minutes with each. It’s no surprise that many GPs today report feeling overworked, underpaid and even burned out. But not you. You enjoy an average of 45 minutes with each of your patients. You see, at most, five or six patients per day. Your patients can call you anytime, but surprising they rarely do. You love your job and your lifestyle. You know your patients and they know you. Your practice model enables huge health-care cost savings but your income still matches or exceeds that of your traditional family practice colleagues.

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