In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, guest host Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch interviews Dr. James Denisar-Green about rural healthcare. Dr. Denisar-Green shares his background and experiences growing up in Montana and his journey through medical training in both urban and rural settings. He discusses the challenges and rewards of practicing medicine in smaller communities and highlights the close-knit nature of these communities. Tune in to gain insights into the unique aspects of rural healthcare.

Show notes: 

[00:00:23] Rural healthcare challenges.

[00:05:58] Family medicine filling OB gap.

[00:09:22] Challenges in rural healthcare.

[00:12:55] Overcoming transportation challenges.

[00:16:23] The conundrum of patient responsibility.

[00:21:13] Healthy options at the supermarket.

[00:26:38] Getting more providers in rural areas.

[00:27:38] Bringing in rural providers.

[00:32:01] Training physicians to stay.

[00:35:36] Finding Meaning in Primary Care.

More About Dr. James Denisar-Green:

Headshot of Dr. James Denisar-Green Dr. James Denisar-Green is a dedicated medical professional with a diverse range of clinical expertise, including general preventive medicine, maternity care, and graduate medical education. He currently serves as an Attending Faculty Physician with a Federally Qualified Health Center and Associate Program Director for a Family Medicine residency program located in Billings, Montana. He provides full-spectrum care in multiple settings including outpatient, inpatient, adult, pediatric, and maternity care.

Dr. Denisar-Green completed his residency in Family Medicine with UNLV School of Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Physiology as well as M.D. from the University of North Carolina. He has been recognized for his achievements, including the 40 under 40 award from the Billings Gazette in 2023 and the Resident Teacher Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in 2019. His research contributions include publications in PubMed and primary care lecture presentations. His passion for improving healthcare extends beyond the clinic, as evidenced by his involvement in hospital committees and community initiatives.

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