Faculty Biographies: DPC Workshop | Atlanta, GA

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Speakers at the Direct Primary Care Workshop

Saturday, March 11, 2017 | Atlanta, GA
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Brian Forrest, MD
CEO and Founder, Access Healthcare Direct

Dr. Forrest is CEO and Founder of the Access Healthcare Direct national network of direct care practices. He is a founding pioneer in Direct Primary Care with his original clinic operating in this model for its fifteenth year. Dr. Forrest has helped physicians around the country transition to new models and is currently helping physicians in direct care practices in 20+ states.

Dr. Forrest has consulted for integrated health systems and several health care industry companies about how to engage the DPC model. He is the current President of the DPCMH Association (DPCMH.org(DPCMH.org)), a not-for-profit dedicated to the DPC model with an emphasis on medical student and resident education and free DPC resources.

Dr. Forrest currently serves on the Board of Directors of AAPP as President-Elect and COSEHC, which recently received a $15.8 million grant from CMS as a Practice Transformation Network for DPC practices. He served as NCAFP President in 2012. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and East Carolina University.

In his non-professional time, Dr. Forrest enjoys his family and rescued chocolate lab, composing music, organizing free clinics for his church, placing bibles as a Gideon, having fun as an amateur magician, and teaching martial arts.


Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA
VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel, ProactiveMD

Dr. Eskew is a family physician and attorney that practices in the Direct Primary Care setting. He founded DPC Frontier in February 2015, joined ProactiveMD (an on-site DPC Company) in February 2016, and is the company's VP of Clinical Development and General Counsel.

Dr. Eskew completed his family medicine residency at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in June 2015, and was honored with the American Osteopathic Foundation's Outstanding Resident of the Year Award in Family Medicine. He has been researching direct primary care models for many years, including an intensive experience as a Visiting Scholar at the Robert Graham Center, where his work was later published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. He has also published in Family Practice Management, the West Virginia Medical Journal, and the Journal of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, with works pending in the Journal of Legal Medicine.

Dr. Eskew has advised state and federal legislators about DPC legislation, and is the general counsel of the Direct Primary Care Coalition, where he also serves as a member of the steering committee. He graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012, the West Virginia University College of Law in 2008, the University of Kentucky Gatton MBA Program in 2006, and West Virginia Wesleyan College with accounting and chemistry majors in 2005. He has been a member of the Kentucky Bar since 2011, obtained a limited certificate to practice with the South Carolina Bar in 2016, and intends to use his diverse training to not only grow Proactive MD, but to support other DPC practices in the medical, legal, and policy arenas.