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Hint Summit


28-29th, 2021

moving direct care forward

Hint Summit 2D is the most attended direct care conference of the year—attracting direct primary care clinicians & networks, healthcare entrepreneurs, partners, and purchasers. Whether you operate a DPC or a forward-thinking onsite/near-site or virtual-first care model, you’ll discover new opportunities for growth, make new connections, and learn the latest innovations in the direct care membership model.

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The ZdoggMD Show w/ Marty Makary, MD

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Our Vision for Transforming US Healthcare

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The Virtual (Direct) Primary Care Revolution

Hint Summit is the convening point for anyone doing anything with innovative delivery models for primary care."

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program themes

Hint Summit 2D will feature fresh content and forward-thinking speakers that address four themes central to the future of direct primary care. The full agenda will be unveiled in early September.

  • Proven Strategies for DPC Growth
  • Working with Emplyers: Case Studies & Success Stories
  • The Legislative & Regulatory Landscape for Direct Care
  • Leadership, Life Lessons & Navigating Change
  • Trends and Innovations in Primary Care Payment & Delivery Models
  • The Future of Direct Care

featured speakers

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Sen. Bill Frist, MD

Co-chair of the Health Project at Bipartisan Policy Center


Sen. Bill Frist, MD

Senator William Frist, M.D. is a nationally-acclaimed heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, founding partner of Frist Cressey Ventures and chairman of the Executives Council of the health service investment firm Cressey & Company. He is actively engaged in the business as well as the medical, humanitarian, and philanthropic communities. He is chairman of both Hope Through Healing Hands, which focuses on maternal and child health and global poverty, and SCORE, a statewide collaborative education reform organization that has helped propel Tennessee to prominence as a K12 education reform state.

As a U.S. Senator representing Tennessee from 1994 -2006 (the first practicing physician elected to the Senate since 1928), Senator Frist served on both the Health (HELP) and the Finance Committees responsible for writing all health legislation. He was elected Majority Leader of the Senate, having served fewer total years in Congress than any person chosen to lead that body in history. His leadership was instrumental in the passage of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the historic PEPFAR legislation that provided life-saving treatment globally to over 12 million people and reversed the spread of HIV/AIDS worldwide.  He also held seats on the Foreign Relations Committee where he chaired the Subcommittee on Africa, the Commerce Committee, and the Banking Committee. He served six years with President Clinton and six years with President Bush. Honoring his pledge to serve just two terms, he left the Senate and his position as Majority Leader in 2006.

Currently Senator Frist serves as an adjunct professor of Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt University. As a leading authority on healthcare, Senator Frist speaks nationally on health reform, government policy, global health, education reform, and volunteerism. In 2019 he launched “A Second Opinion” podcast, which addresses challenging healthcare issues of today from three distinct vantage points: policy, medicine, and innovation.

He is Co-Chair of the Health Project at the Bipartisan Policy Center, and co-founder of Aspire Health. His current board service includes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, and five publicly-traded companies: Select Medical, Teladoc Health, Smile Direct Club, Accolade, and GS Acquisitions Holdings Corp II.

Aviation is one of Frist’s passions, and has proved to be essential in all aspects of his life.

Marshall Allen

Healthcare Investigative Reporter, Author & Pulitzer Prize Finalist


Marshall Allen

Marshall Allen investigates why we pay so much for health care in the United States and get so little in return. He is one of the creators of ProPublica’s Surgeon Scorecard, which published the complication rates for about 17,000 surgeons who perform eight common elective procedures. Allen’s work has been honored with several journalism awards, including the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and coming in as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for work at the Las Vegas Sun, where he worked before coming to ProPublica in 2011. Before he was in journalism, Allen spent five years in full-time ministry, including three years in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a master’s degree in Theology.

Delicia Haynes, MD

Founder & CEO of Family First Health Center, Author, DPC coach, mental health advocate & consultant


Delicia Haynes, MD

Dr. Haynes is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Obesity Medicine, is highly trained in medical aesthetics, laser therapy, and lifestyle medicine. She completed her specialty training at the Halifax Center for Family and Sports Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Haynes attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Louisville where she was a record holding division I track and field athlete.

Today Dr. Haynes is an author, public speaker, business coach and founder and CEO of Family First Health Center, an integrative membership-based family medicine clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Considered a “trailblazer” in the medical community, Dr. Haynes founded the first integrative direct primary care clinic in Volusia and Flagler counties as part of her mission to make healthcare more affordable and advocate for the sacredness of the doctor-patient relationship.

Much like her approach to transforming barriers to healthcare for her patients, Dr. Haynes’ mission is to break stigmas associated with mental health in the medical community where rigorous testing, sleep deprivation and high stress often normalize symptoms of depression.

Dr. Haynes has turned her story into one of hope by helping students understand the power in sharing their stories and finding guidance from someone who has walked in their shoes.

As an accomplished medical physician, CEO, and award-winning business coach and mentor, Dr. Haynes speaks to a broad range of audiences, including physicians, health care providers, and organizations supporting employee health.

Ernie Clevenger

Co-Founder & CEO, CareHere, a Premise Health company


Ernie Clevenger

Since 1983, Ernie Clevenger has worked in the self-funded community in various capacities including:

  • Chairman and President of the Self-Insurance Institute of America
  • Chairman of the Workforce for Electronic Data Interface (WEDI) advising United States Department of Health & Human Services
  • President of American Progressive Benefits and Executive Vice President of Alliance Underwriters and two of the nation’s leading providers of stop loss insurance for self-insured employers.
He and Ben Baker co-founded CareHere in January 2004.

Ernie is a graduate of Lipscomb University and received his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management of Vanderbilt University. He received his FLMI from the Life Management Institute.

Stacey Richter

Host of the “Relentless Health Value” Podcast


Stacey Richter

When not hosting the show, Stacey is co-president of Aventria Health Group, a marketing agency and consultancy. Aventria specializes in helping pharmaceutical, employer, pharmacy, and health system clients improve patient outcomes by creating and leveraging collaborations with other health care organizations. For more than 20 years, Stacey has innovated better-coordinated health solutions benefiting all stakeholders, and, most of all, the patient.

Zak Holdsworth

Co-Founder & CEO, Hint Health


Zak Holdsworth

Zak is CEO and Founder of Hint Health—the leading membership management, employer direct contracting, and billing platform for healthcare providers who operate alternative payment and care delivery models—including direct primary care (DPC) clinics & networks, forward-thinking onsite/near-site groups, and virtual-first care.  Zak started his career as an Electrical Engineer / CS working on automation systems and embedded medical devices and later as a tech consultant for clients in healthcare, digital media and entertainment.

More recently Zak worked as a VC at Voyager Capital focusing his efforts on early stage digital media and healthcare IT startups. A Stanford MBA graduate, Zak has worked for and advised a number of startups on product marketing, business development and strategy.

Jay Keese

Executive Director, DPC Coalition

CEO, Captiol Advocates

Al Lewis

Senior Advisor, The Validation Institute

CEO & Quizmeister-in-Chief, Quizzify

Paul Thomas, MD

Founder, DPC Physician & Instructor at Plum Health

Lauren Tancredi

Practice Development Lead, Hint Health

VuDang Tran

Head of IT Security at Hint Health

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