Take Medicine Back began with Emergency physicians organizing to take emergency medicine back from corporate interests in 2019. Today, we are organizing the entire profession of medicine to take the our profession back, using the Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine as our north star.
Physicians employed by corporate entities
Physicians employed by Optum/ United Health. Nearly three times as many as belong to the American Medical Association
States prohibit the corporate practice of medicine to protect patients - and enforced in none of them.
Of physicians say patients trust them less than they did a decade earlier
Americans facing financial hardship due to healthcare bills
Worth of private equity transactions in healthcare over the past decade.
Of physicians reporting burnout in 2020 - an all time high, and rising.
Replacement ratio of physicians by non-physician practitioners in private-equity owned medical practices
U.S. Medical Students are considering quitting their studies
of U.S. Medical and Nursing students do not intend to treat patients
physicians working under or for united health"
" “These [private equity] companies put a white coat on and cloak themselves in the goodwill we rightly have toward medical professionals, but in practice, behave like almost any other private equity-backed firm: Their desire is to make profit.”How Rich Investors, Not Doctors, Profit From Marking Up ER Bills
"When a private equity firm bought a Philadelphia institution, the most vulnerable patients bore the cost."The New Yorker
"Private equity is behind the national surprise billing epidemic"Americans for Financial Reform
"The corporate practice of medicine concept dates to the 19th century and was integral to elevating he medical profession, ensuring the autonomy of physicians and providing an ethical basis for the practice of medicine"American Medical Association Council on Medical Services Report on CPoM, 2013
Mitchell Louis Judge Li, MD is a practicing board certified emergency physician and founder of Take Medicine Back. Dr. Li has been an invited speaker to represent physicians to the Federal Trade Commission on the firsthand effects of mergers and acquisitions on healthcare, has spoken as a panelist at the Capitol Forum’s Conference on Healthcare Competition, and currently serves as the only physician-advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s committee on healthcare financialization. Dr. Li earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2013 and completed his emergency medicine residency at St. John Hospital in Detroit, MI in 2017.
Leah Davis, DO is a practicing board certified radiologist with experience in private practice, physician owned and academic employment models. She is active in her state medical and state specialty societies and is becoming more involved with advocacy on the national level. In her state, she has been instrumental in creating policy to preserve physician independence and quality, cost-effective patient care. She also initiated a call to action by her state medical society to publicly address prohibitions of standing CPoM laws and call for enforcement by the office of the Attorney General.
Dr. Sailesh Konda is a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida Health System where he serves as Director of Mohs Surgery and Surgical Dermatology. His private equity research has been published in leading journals and he has lectured extensively on private equity pearls and pitfalls in over fifty local, regional, and national settings to dermatology residents and dermatologists in all stages of their careers. He previously served as an advisor to the American Academy of Dermatology Emerging Practice Models Committee. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Take Medicine Back
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