Traditionally the Hispanic community in the US has been considered underserved when it comes to healthcare. There are many diseases for which hispanic health disparities is a reality. With DPC however, many in the hispanic community have been able to get medical care due to its affordable pricing and added ability to foster doctor-patient trust, which has been a huge barrier in the community. In Episode 25, Dr Roussel interviews Dr Kissi Rosabel Blackwell of Wichita Falls, TX and Dr Dalian Caraballo of Miami, FL about their experience providing healthcare to hispanic patients via DPC. As Dr’s Kissi and Dalian note, many hispanic patients avoid going to the doctor due to requirements or insurance, high cost and mistrust of the system. With DPC however, these barriers are leveled, reducing many of the hispanic health disparities that have adversely affected the community. In the interview they discuss how they’ve been able to deliver high-quality yet affordable care to the hispanic community via DPC.
[02:05] So to start out, can you tell me about your DPC practice(s)? Wheere are they and when did you start?
[02:40] Tell me about the Hispanic community in our practice area.
[03:24] How have you reached out to the Hispanic community?
[04:44] In many areas of the US, the Hispanic community struggles to get access to care as a result of hispanic health disparities. in large part because of affordability but also because of language. How have your practices been able to address those issues?
[10:16] Based on your experience, can you give me your thoughts on ways DPC doctors can reach out to the Hispanic community?
Dr Kissi Rosabel Blackwell is a family medicine doctor and founder of Clarity Direct Care in Wichita Falls, TX. Originally from Nicaragua, she attended medical school in Texas at UT Southwestern prior to settling in Wichita Falls to where she has now started her DPC practice.
Dr Dalian Caraballo is a direct primary care doctor and founder of YourFamilyMD in Miami, FL. Originally from Puerto Rico, she completed her medical training in Ohio prior to moving to Florida where she now runs her DPC practice.