Dr. Rob Lamberts
Physician in Augusta, Georgia
I don't like the insides of boxes. I am always trying to think my way out of them. After 18 years as a primary care physician in our glorious system, I left. In February 2013 I opened a new practice, Dr. Rob Lamberts, LLC, one in which I no longer slaved away for insurance companies or governement bureaucracies. I have a new employer: my patients.
My move has gotten lots of attention, as I am also a medical blogger, detailing my adventures before an interested audience. Why the attention? I doubt it's my good looks. I think it's because my practice model actually makes sense, focusing on health over sickness, people over payers. I am now convinced that this revival of old-fashioned medicine could be the very thing that saves American healthcare.
My blog, Musings of a Distractible Mind has been a diversion for both me and my readers (as twisted as that seems). I started writing in 2006, writing some about medicine, some about personal opinions and thoughts, and a healthy dose of humor. Mysteriously, llamas have become a big part of my writing. I still don't know how that happened. Still, these quadropeds have become a large part of my online persona, culminating in my authoring another website, Llamaricks, a blend of poetry (loosely interpreted), humor (even looser), and some actual intellectual thought (loosest of all).
What about my credentials? Here you are:
- Board certified in Internal Medicine
- Board certfied in Pediatrics
- Winner 2003 Davies Award in Primary Care (Use of IT in primary care setting)
- Speaker, HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society), ACP (American College of Physicians)
- Hosted the House Call Doctor Podcast, from the Quick and Dirty Tips family of podcasts (McMillan Publishing), from July 2009 - December 2010.
- Appeared on This American Life, Science Friday
- Writing has been featured on The Health Care Blog, Kevin, MD, ACP Insider, Physicians Practice Pearls, and the New York Times Health Blog.
I have absolutely no idea what is going on in the background picture, but I am certain it is my key to understanding life.