Well, I had a great time at the Revolution Health booth at the AAFP meeting today. Hundreds of people stopped by for a chat and to get to know what Revolution Health is about. I handed out golf towels (well, they were little white hand towels that I used to give out as gym towels, but with the doctor audience I changed the pitch to golf. How cliche of me. Ha!) Some of the notable guests included:
Bob Rakel, MD – author of my most favorite medical textbook in the world: Saunders Manual of Medical Practice
David Rakel, MD – Bob’s son, and the author of my second most favorite medical textbook: Integrative Medicine
Len Fromer, MD – past president of the California Academy of Family Physicians. His wife is an actor – and we had a great chat about how we both miss New York City.
John Pfenninger, MD – author of the coolest book for outpatient medical procedures
Todd Dicus, JD – deputy executive VP of the AAFP and a really friendly lawyer.
Marianne Walters, MD – an urgent care physician in California who taught me that surfers’ wet suits are like Petri dishes for MRSA (a really nasty bacterium). Ew.
Allan Harmer, ThM - from the Christian Medical Association, who told me that the story of how he accidentally attended a medical conference about HIV and ended up involved in medical groups for the rest of his career (even with no previous medical training).
Joe Scherger, MD – the hardest working man on the Revolution Health expert team. He gave a lecture about how to use email and online help as an integral part of one’s medical practice – and the audience was riveted.
Tomorrow’s going to be fun, I can just tell. And the best part is that I can wear sneakers with my business suits – all the family physicians are doing it themselves! I’ve never seen more Birkenstocks in one place before… I think Michelle Au might have been right about family docs – see her cartoon.
See you tomorrow at Revolution Rounds.This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at RevolutionHealth.com.