Member spotlight

Member spotlight: Allison Edwards, MD


Meet Dr. Allison Edwards, DPC Alliance Secretary Extraordinaire and founder of Kansas City Direct Primary Care (KCDPC).

Dr. Allison founded KCDPC in January 2017, after working her tail off doing locums work to save money and plan her DPC clinic. She was inspired by other DPC physicians in her home state of Kansas and by her own vision for ideal medical care. Dr. Allison believes, DPC is “medicine the way medicine should be done. It's more time with your patients, and having the time to both get to know them and to make plans that fit in the greater context of their life.”

With her colleagues in the Midwest DPC Alliance, Dr. Allison and KCDPC along with 14 other doctor-owned micro practices purchased and waived over 1.4 MILLION DOLLARS (yes, MILLION!) in medical debt. Learn more about that amazing work here:

Dr. Allison may not admit it, but she is a DPC prodigy. To launch out on her own cash-practice straight out of residency, to grow in great leadership in DPC circles and mentoring roles all while working locums tenens to financially support her practice AND to do all this in under two years--- amazing.

We salute you, Dr. Allison Edwards. Thanks for showing the great work that can be done when one energetic, capable, intelligent, forward-thinking physician believes, “We can do better.”

For physicians thinking about DPC, Dr. Allison recommends:  “many DPC docs are entrepreneurs by default.  So step up!  Channel your inner entrepreneur spirit and hold on for the ride!”

Find Dr. Allison and KCDPC here:

Member spotlight: Peter Lehmann, MD


Dr. Peter Lehmann has loved medicine since the day he decided to become a physician. He founded Vintage Direct Primary care in January 2016 in Poulsbo, Washington and opened a second location last summer in Kingston, Washington. Offering “modern care with old-time service”, Dr. Lehmann and his staff of 3 keep things personalized, approachable and affordable.

In addition to enjoying the freedom of being his own boss, Dr. Lehmann states DPC affords him so much more time with patients. “I give much more through care than I could ever give in a fee-for-service environment. I refer people out so much less. The days are still long, but I spend my time differently.”

For physicians wondering about transitioning to DPC, Dr. Lehmann recommends doing a lot of research. “You don’t need to reinvent the wheel”. He recommends joining DPC Facebook groups, going to a DPC meeting such as the AAFP’s DPC Summit or D4PC Nuts and Bolts. He states all of the resources are “out just need to PLAN.  The DPC model is simple. The devil is in the details.” 

“Prepare to work your butt off-- for you!”

Learn more about Vintage Direct Primary Care and Dr. Lehmann here:

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:

Member spotlight: Lisa Davidson, DO

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Today it is our privilege to highlight the feisty, vibrant Lisa Davidson, DO. Dr. Davidson is a member of the DPCA Advisory Committee and a DPC pioneer. She launched Insight Primary Care in 2012 in Denver, Colorado joined by Melissa Jones, PA-C. They share a practice and have been at capacity for the last few years, taking new patients by wait-list only.

Dr. Davidson is a physician advocate and believes in work-life balance. She continues to modify the services at Insight to forge a sustainable, transparent DPC model.She believes DPC provides the opportunity to design a practice that allows you to serve your patients and care for yourself.

Dr. Davidson is one of the leads of Rocky Mountain DPC Alliance and was integrally involved in the passage of DPC legislation in Colorado in 2017.

Advocate, pioneer, entrepreneur, lobbyist, leader, doctor, mother, friend. . . Dr. D- we salute you!

Find her here:

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Member spotlight: Rob Rosborough, MD

Dr. Rob opened Township Health DPC in Silverton, Oregon one year ago yesterday after turning 50 and spending more than 20 years in the traditional health care system. (Happy one year + one day birthday!!)

His frustration and 'disgust' with the system he was in outweighed the fear of entrepreneurship and starting over.

Dr. Rob is adding a partner, growing like crazy, practicing with 2 staff that have been with him more than 20 years and states, "DPC saved my professional career and made it better than I ever thought possible. I am a Family Doctor and I'm damn proud"

We're damn proud of you, Dr. Rob. Keep showing us all what high quality, authentic family medicine really looks like.

Find Dr. Rob here:

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Member spotlight: Amber Beckenhauer, MD

Dr. Amber Beckenhauer! Dr. Beckenhauer grew up in Nebraska with a vision for comprehensive birth to death old-fashioned family medical care.

After residency Dr Beckenhauer found that with all of the paperwork, meetings, charting, and other duties, she had very few moments to truly enjoy her patients or the art of doctoring. She came to a crossroads where she felt like she had two choices:

"go down in flames and never see my family or patients again for longer than 15 minutes or... join the DPC docs that I respected on Facebook and follow in their footsteps."

We are so excited she picked option 2!

Welcome to The Healthy Human DPC located in Blair, Nebraska.

Two months in and Dr. Beckenhauer and Melanie Dresden, APRN have 181 patient members.

She states: "even though I went from a salary to none, my life is at its fullest. You have to find what matters most and then build everything around that."

Learn more about The Healthy Human and Dr. Amber at:

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Member spotlight: Jennifer Harader, MD

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Dr. Harader co-founded Oasis Family Medicine in March 2015 with Holly Cobb, APRN-C after strategic and amicable negotiations with her then-employer. Oasis started with 289 patients and 3 staff. Today (3 years later) they employ 6 staff and care for >1550 patients!

Oasis's has not only been a resource for fantastic primary care but in 3 years has also provided more than 19,800 in-house medication fills, 400 imaging studies and more than 5000 labs at wholesale pricing, saving patients time and money.

Dr Harader explains, "our success is based on creating the type of practice we would want to be part of. Also the grace of God and some dumb luck. 🙂 Our biggest hurdles are ... the challenge of what to do next, as our practice is ready to grow again and we need to find the right person to join our team."

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Member spotlight: Delicia Haynes, MD

Dr. Haynes started a solo practice straight out of residency in 2009 and transitioned her practice to DPC in 2015.

Recognition includes her local Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year award (2016), 40 Under 40 Young Professional of the year (2018), and the recent election to President of Volusia County Medical Society. She is both the youngest and first Black President.

Dr. Haynes gives back through motivational talks in the DPC space, through programs like "Cut High Blood Pressure" - a community initiative to teach barbers and stylists to screen for hypertension, annual free sports physicals (8 years running!) and in talks about physician suicide and depression.

Find her here:

#proudtobedpca #doctorswhodo

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