Dr. Rob Lamberts
Physician, Llama Obedience Trainer, and Writer 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.