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Thrive, Not Just Survive XXVI

June 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us on June 9, 2017

Attend both or just one.
Workshop: Thrive – Not JUST Survive XXVI – Building a Healthy, Independent Practice

& Dinner: Politics and Your Practice 2017

up to 4 hours Category I CME*

Register for Workshop or Register for Dinner Only

DATE: Friday, June 9, 2017
WHEN: 1:00pm to 6:00pm – Workshop
6:00pm to 9:00pm – Reception, Briefing & Dinner
LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton
Cincinnati Airport
2826 Terminal Drive
Hebron, KY 41048 Group rate $119. For reservations click here for online reservations or call the hotel at (800) 222-8733 and mention group code APS. Group rate cutoff date is May 16.
COST: Workshop (includes dinner):
$150 AAPS member
$200 non-member,
$75 Office staff w/ Doctor
Residents, Medical Students FREE
Dinner Only: $60/person

Register for Workshop or Register for Dinner Only

Workshop Information:

You can break out of the Third-Party Payment Strait Jacket!
Do Your Own Reform — The Right Way!
Move now before “reform” goes into effect.

Join AAPS at the special rate of $250
& attend the workshop for free

Jumpstart your practice with the workshop developed by
physicians, not – consultants.

If you’ve been thinking about moving your practice away from third-party contracts or eliminating them altogether, this workshop is designed for you.


  • Physicians, residents, & staff who want to:
  • Convert to, or set up a cash-only practice
  • Reduce or eliminate government & third-party contracts
  • Incorporate consumer-driven healthcare into your practice

Dinner Information:

pyp2017-390Join your fellow AAPS colleagues and the AAPS Board of Directors for a reception, briefing, and dinner on the evening of January 27.

See dinner agenda below.

Register for Workshop or Register for Dinner Only




Sen. Ralph Alvarado, MD 
Kentucky Senate District 8

Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA DPCFrontier.com

Kris Held, MD
Stone Oak Ophthalmology

Larry Huntoon, MD, PhD Editor-in-Chief, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons


Bruce Jung, MD
The Doc Shoppe

Jane Orient, MD
AAPS Executive Director

Tracy Ragland, MD

Michael J. A. Robb, MD, Neurology / Oto-Neurology / Medical Neuro-Otology 

Molly Rutherford, MD
Bluegrass Family Wellness

Charles Sauer
The Market Institute

Andrew Schlafly, Esq. AAPS General Counsel

Michael Strickland, MD Let My Doctor Practice



NOON Registration opens

1:00pm – 1:30pm
Cash and Out-of-Network in a Post-Obamacare World.
Andrew Schlafly, JD, General Counsel, AAPS

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Opting Out of Medicare.
Lawrence Huntoon, MD, Ph.D.,
Editor, Journal of American Physicians & Surgeon 

2:00pm – 2:30pm
Mapping and Navigating the DPC Frontier:
Clearing Legal & Regulatory Hurdles and Other Keys to Success 
Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA

2:30pm – 3:00pm Q&A for Panel 1

3:00pm – 3:15pm BREAK

3:15pm – 5:45pm
Case Studies in Third-Party-Free Practices + Q & A with Third-Party-Free Panel

Panel Featuring: 


6:00pm – 6:30pm Reception

6:30pm – 6:45pm
Dinner Welcome: AAPS Initiatives to Protect Private Medicine.
Jane Orient, M.D. , Executive Director, AAPS

6:45pm – 7:00pm
Legislation Impacting Independent Physicians and Their Patients and the 115th Congress.
Charlie Sauer, The Market Institute

7:00pm – 7:30pm DINNER

7:30pm – 7:50pm
Standing Up for Third-Party Free Physicians and Their Patients at the State Legislature.
Senator Ralph Alvarado, MD 

7:50pm – 8:30pm
Wrap-Up and Update on AAPS Legal Actions Protecting Independent Physicians.
Andrew Schlafly, JD, General Counsel, AAPS


* This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS) and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). RMCHCS is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. RMCHCS designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


June 9, 2017
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Doubletree by Hilton Cincinnati Airport
2826 Terminal Dr
Hebron, KY 41048 United States
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