Member spotlight: Amy Walsh, MD

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As a former collegiate gymnast, Dr. Amy Walsh knows a thing or two about excellence. After 20 years in medical practice, including working as an employed physician with Duke Primary Care in Wake Forest, Dr. Amy noted that healthcare was becoming so impersonal, complex and expensive that she had to find another way.

In 2015, Dr. Amy opened doctor direct, a direct primary care practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. When she is asked why she chose to open her own independent direct primary care practice, Dr. Amy says “Why DPC? The real question should be WHY NOT?... Direct primary care fixes all [of the problems of impersonal care] and actually does just the opposite.”

Dr. Walsh is a role model for healthy living. She has four children, two dogs and a husband she’s known since she was eight years old. She is a Founding Member and the first Treasurer of the DPC Alliance. While Dr. Amy states she has always believed that a doctor’s best partner is the patient, DPC allows her to live that belief.

“I tell people all the time that opening doctor direct was the best career decision of my life. Truth be told, direct primary care saved my career.”

Learn more about Dr. Amy, and her physician partner, Dr. Kwark here: