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CMTs DocPreneur Leadership Podcast: A DPC Startup Story … Meet Dr. Brian Blank, Founder, Ember Modern Medicine in Greenville, SC

“Our focus from day one is to change the way healthcare happens here in Greenville — respectful, affordable, and caring. It’s a better experience for everyone, just how medicine should be.” —Dr. Blank

By Michael Tetreault and Dr. Brian Blank

Today we sit down for a special interview with Dr. Brian Blank. Dr. Blank is a “DocPreneur” to us in every sense of the word. He has passion, smarts, experience and is asking all of the right questions as he enters his community to serve his patients in a subscription-based healthcare delivery model known as Direct Primary Care.

Ember Modern Medicine is a member-based, direct primary care practice with a comprehensive, tailor-made approach to health. Born in the heart of the Greenville Community, we’re bringing back truly relational care with your doctor.

Meet Dr. Brian Blank

I grew up in the small town of Waterford, PA, delivering newspapers before leaving for the midwest to study broadcast journalism at the University of Missouri. I then spent the next several years working in cable news in both Atlanta and New York. In New York, I met my wife and father-in-law, a longtime primary care physician at the Cleveland Clinic. After many late-night conversations with him, I decided to switch careers to pursue family medicine. After stops in Boston and Costa Rica, I moved to Chapel Hill, NC, where I completed medical school at UNC. I then did my residency in family medicine down the street at Duke University Hospital.

In 2021, I opened Ember Modern Medicine, a practice I had dreamt about for more than a decade. By eliminating overpriced insurance restrictions, I can spend more time connecting with my patients and focusing on their health and wellbeing instead of rushing through 7-minute visits checking government boxes.

My wife and I are now blessed with two beautiful daughters. In my free time, I enjoy competing in endurance sports. I’ve run more than a dozen marathons, finished 2nd in a 50-mile ultramarathon, and barely survived an Ironman Triathlon. Lately, I’ve been attending Swamp Rabbit CrossFit. In 2021, I started a running streak, attempting to run at least one mile every single day. When you see me at Ember, ask me how that is going (so we can keep each other accountable)!

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Ember Modern Medicine
1068 North Church Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Email: hello@embermodernmedicine.com
Phone: 864-702-2365
http://www.ForDoctorsForum.org
http://www.DirectPrimaryCare.com
http://www.ConciergeMedicineForum.com
http://www.ConciergeMedicineToday.org
http://www.DocPreneurPress.com

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