Is Direct Primary Care for Me?
Dr. Dean Bartholomew and Dr. Steven Manning join Dr. Mike Chupp to share about their work in direct primary care, as well as an update on CMDA’s Family Medicine Section on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.
Meet Our Guests
Dean W. Bartholomew, MD, FAAFP, grew up in rural Wyoming before heading off to Nebraska for undergraduate work and then graduating with honors from Creighton University School of Medicine. He served in the United States Air Force before separating at the rank of Major. Dean ended up back in his hometown of Saratoga, Wyoming, owning and operating a rural health clinic with the help of his wife Tonya. After moving to northern Wyoming in 2017 to help care for his parents, Dean joined on with 307Health Direct Primary Care in Powell, Wyoming. Dean is active in advocacy and leadership having served as President of both the Wyoming Medical Society and Wyoming Academy of Family Physicians in recent years. He is now excited to serve the CMDA community as Chair of the Family Medicine Section.
Steven Manning, MD, grew up in Williamston, North Carolina and learned the value of hard work early on in life while working alongside his father in the construction business as a teenager. He decided his freshman year of college that he wanted to pursue a career in medicine and nothing could sway him from reaching that goal. He graduated from East Carolina University (ECU) in 2002 with a degree in exercise physiology. In 2002, he married Candi, his high school sweetheart. He went on to attend medical school at the Brody School of Medicine at ECU where he graduated in 2008, followed by a family medicine residency at the Brody School of Medicine and Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Medical Center) where he served as Junior Chief Resident and Chief Resident and graduated in 2011. Dr. Manning made the choice to return home to practice medicine, where he could care for the community he loved and build his family. He was the founding physician of Martin Family Medicine, a brand new hospital-owned practice in Williamston. After three years of employment, and feeling the strain of an insurance-based practice, Dr. Manning made the jump to Direct Primary Care by starting an independent family medicine practice called AccessMedicine. He made the decision to start this practice in order to provide patients with the best medical care possible. At AccessMedicine, Dr. Manning is offering better access, longer visits and a more comprehensive approach to patient care. Patients receive all of their primary care needs through a low monthly membership to the practice. Find out more information about his practice at www.accessmedicine.md. Dr. Manning also serves as Medical Director for Urgent Care Down East in Washington, North Carolina. He currently serves as Vice Chief of Staff at Martin General Hospital in Williamston and remains an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at ECU. Dr. Manning is also a devoted father of three children and a loving husband to his wife, and above all he desires to serve the Lord Jesus in all he does. He chose to be a family medicine physician because caring for the whole family is his passion.