Thanks for stopping by and checking out my website. I have a lot of websites, and need one web address I can give out when people want to know about me. This is that website. If you are interested in hearing about me, Dr. Rob Lamberts, then this is the place to be. If, however, you are just interested in the stuff I am doing (which is probably the case), then you will only be here for a short time. You may have already left.
For those of you who have nothing better to do, here’s a little more information about who I am and what I am doing.
I am a doctor
- I am a primary care physician, practicing full-time in Augusta, Georgia. I started practice here in 1994, and have recently left the practice I helped found to do something else. More on that later.
- I am board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. I got this training at Indiana University Hospitals in Indianapolis, IN.
- I went to medical School at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.
I am an expert on Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
- I led our practice in implementation of EMR in 1996.
- In 2003, our practice won the Davies Award for Primary Care from HIMSS (The Health Information Management Systems Society), which recognized us for our outstanding use of computerized records in a primary care setting.
- I was very active in our EMR vendor’s user group, serving on its board from 1997-2001, and serving as president from 1999-2000.
- I served in many different ways on multiple committees (private and government) advocating for better use of EMR and wider adoption.
- I have given presentations advocating for EMR use at many different venues around the country.
- In 2011 I was a speaker at the CDC public health grand rounds on the subject of EMR, which was broadcast around the world and viewed by more than 20,000.
- My writing about implementation and use of EMR has appeared in print journals and online.
I am a writer
- In 2006 I started writing the blog, Musings of a Distractible Mind. I did this on a whim, having no idea how my writing would be received. If you want to see my really old writing, visit here. You be the judge if I’ve gotten better or worse.
- My writing, it turned out, was quite well received, being cited and republished my many high-profile websites.
- In 2009, I was recruited by MacMillan publishing to host the House Call Doctor podcast, which was a weekly podcast giving explanations to things medical.
- In 2010 I decided that I had too much on my plate, and gave up the podcast as well as taking a break from blogging.
- In 2012 I started blogging again on my new blog, More Musings (of a Distractible Kind). I also attempted to have a poetry blog, Llamaricks, which hasn’t really gotten much content. I do hope to write some more of this…unique…poetry in the future, though.
- For more information about where my writing has appeared, go here.
I am making a gigantic change
In September of this year (2012) I stopped working at my old practice so I could build a new solo practice, Dr. Rob Lamberts, LLC. This practice will use the Direct Care model, which means:
- I will not accept insurance.
- My patients will pay between $30 and $60 per month (depending on age) for whatever care they need.
- There will be no copays for visits, and as few additional fees as I can get away with.
- I will keep the patient number low (1/3 of my previous practice’s size) so I can give better care for my patients.
- People will have direct access to me via phone, text, online visits, and by whatever other means we can come up with. The goal is to give improved access so people don’t have to come in to my office, and (especially) don’t have to use the rest of the health care system.
- I will build a library of online resources for my patients so they can get their questions answered as easily as possible at the time these questions arise.
I am doing this big change on a big stage, writing about it in my blog and having those writings republished at various places around the web.