By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief, Concierge Medicine Today and Host, The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast
This is one of our all-time, top five favorite interviews we’re so pleased to share FOR DOCTORS. Not to long ago we caught up with Dr. Ernest Brown, Founder of Doctors to You™. Doctors to You™ is a premier house call service that’s proudly treated the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas for over a decade. They’re house call doctors with a passion for bringing quality healthcare right to your front door.
Location: Washington D.C. Metro Area
A Passion for Caring
As a medical student at Howard University, Dr. Ernest Brown originally sought to become an emergency medicine physician. However, by fate or circumstance, during a third year clerkship, he was mentored by one of the foremost house call doctors in the country. This defining moment led Dr. Brown to realize that healthcare didn’t have to happen in a box.
Soon, Brown was focusing all of his training on a novel concept: house call services for the elderly, the disabled, and anyone else who needed them.
His reasoning was simple. It didn’t make any sense to just sit back and watch as patients and doctors alike struggled through a failing healthcare system, if there was something that could be done about it. He realized that, far too often, patients are treated as little more than commodities– pawns moved and prodded only to fill big industry’s fur-lined pockets.
In 2015, Brown founded Doctors to You™ with one goal: breaking healthcare’s barriers and bringing medicine back to its roots.
He wanted to empower the patient, and reassure the physician.
He wanted to show that healthcare should be for the people, and by the people– not the 1%.
More than anything, he wanted to inspire a movement. He wanted to put care back into the hands of those who really cared, and provide an environment where patients could be serviced without clutching their wallets.
He wanted to make medicine what it was always meant to be.
LEARN MORE … https://www.doctorstoyou.com/our-founder/
Meet Founder and CEO of Doctors To You
Dr. Ernest Brown founded Doctors to You, an on-call, on-site medical house call service dedicated to rebuilding the doctor-patient relationship so that patients get the care they deserve. Doctors to You will provide expert, and highly accessible house call doctors to residents of the Washington, D.C. metro, guests of hospitality providers (hotels, restaurants), customers of event management firms and clients of personal services firms (for executives, celebrities and VIPs).
“A native Washingtonian and house call doctor, I greatly enjoy providing traditional house calls to fellow Washingtonians, businesses, travelers, diplomats, celebrities, entertainers, and other VIPS in the Washington Metro area. I have a distinctive and patient-centric vision of how house calls should be practiced and have spent the last 9 years bringing that vision to life. I believe the practice of house calls should be a combination of four key philosophies: * Treating the whole patient, not just the symptoms; * Being on call in order to minimize or eliminate lengthy wait times; * Delivering services on site rather than making the patient travel to receive medical care; and, * Building continuous relationship vs. handling transactions. In a world of telemedicine and minute clinics, I provide comprehensive and effective care directly to patients that is unparalleled to any other service.”
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