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The Direct Primary Care Innovation Conference

Sept. 20-23, 2023
Port Pavilion, San Diego

Infuse, Connect, Energize & Calibrate

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What is Hint Summit?

Hint Summit brings together Direct Primary Care enthusiasts, pioneers, and innovators to share ideas, build meaningful new relationships, and celebrate the impact of DPC—all with the goal of growing the Direct Care movement and making it the new standard in US healthcare.



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Such a tremendous event-- The Summit offers this unique environment that not only allows people to catch up, connect and learn--it offers an energy that is uniquely palpable and hard to find anywhere else. All this is complimented by an awesome location, venues and events!

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Keynote Speakers

Compelling keynotes infused with Direct Primary Care

Allison Massari

Healthcare Advocate

Interdisciplinary Artist

Executive Coach

Vance Lassey

Family Physician/Owner

Holton Direct Care

DPC Alliance President

Dr. Hassan Tetteh

Combat Surgeon

Best-selling Author


Zak Holdsworth

DPC-Tech Pioneer

Co-Founder & CEO

Hint Health

Our Emcee

Dr. Delicia Haynes

CEO at Family First Health Center, a trailblazer in Direct Primary Care, author, coach, and mental health advocate to physicians & medical students


Ben Aiken, MD

Founder, CEO & Family Physician, Lantern Health

Rami Bailony, MD, MS

CEO and Co-Founder, Enara Health

Jason Barry

Managing Editor, Digital Health Wire

Bibb Beale

Co-founder and CEO, Frontier Direct Care

Ryne Bessmer

President, Strada Healthcare

Phil Boucher, MD

Founder, OpenSpot

DPC Pediatrician, Frontier Pediatric Care

Dr. Brad Brown

Medical Director, Hint Health

Founder, Strive Direct Health

Jonathan Bushman, DO

Family Physician/Owner, Reliant Direct Primary Care

David Cameron, MD

Chief Medical Officer of Hint Connect, Hint Health

Amy Chantasirivisal

Sr. Director of Engineering, Hint Health

John Collier, MBA, MHA, FACHE

Founder & CEO, Proactive MD

Maryal Concepcion, MD

Owner/CEO, Big Trees MD

Host of My DPC Story

David Contorno

Innovator, Founder & CEO, E-Powered Benefits

Harry Cooke

Founder and CEO, Thea Health

Claire Cooper-Bodtke

Co-founder, Medicava

Michael Docktor, MD

Co-founder & CEO, Dock Health

Clint Flanagan, MD

Founder & CEO, Nextera Healthcare

Alex George

Head of Marketing, Hint Health

Co-Owner, Mountains Wave Marketing

Nancy Giacolone

President, Olympic Crest Insurance, Inc.

Boyd Goodson

General Manager, Lofta

Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC

Cardiologist, Founder, Whole Heart Cardiology

Michael Havig, MD

Founder & CEO, HealthMe Technology

Beth Holmes

Head of Hint Connect, Hint Health

Rachel Ford Hutman

CEO and Founder, Ford Hutman Media (FHM)

Byron Jasper, MD, MPH

Founder and CEO, Byja Clinic

Vanessa Jupe

CEO and Founder, Leva

Jay Keese

Principal, Capitol Advocates

Dr. Rob Lamberts

CEO, Welcome Health, LLC

Ashley Lawrence

Head of Customer Success, Hint Health

Jamal Lawrence, MD

Family Physician & Founder, Harvest Health MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Mercer University School of Medicine

S. V. Mahadevan, MD

Co-Founder, Fold Health

Kate McGinley

Co-founder & Chief Growth Officer, TunedCare

Monica McKitterick, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner, CEO, Impact Family Wellness

Ryan Neuhofel, DO, MPH

Founder /Family Physician, NeuCare

Andrew Newland

President of Functional Medicine Marketing, Direct Primary Care Marketing & 6iT Marketing

Sara Pastoor, MD, MHA, FAAFP

Senior Director of Primary Care Advancement, Elation Health

Michael Patton

President and Co-Founder, Excel Health Plans

Kenneth Qiu, MD

Founder, EuDoc Direct Primary Care

Kyle Rickner, MD

Founder & Chairman of the Board, Primary Health Partners

John W Rothwell III, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

President, Island Direct Primary Care

Jason Sherman

CEO and Co-Founder, Clearwater Benefits

Nick Soman

CEO and Co-Founder, Decent

Lauren Tancredi

Practice Development Lead, Hint Health

Co-Founder, Medicava

Dr. Mark Tomasulo

Founder, PeakMed

Head of Direct Primary Care Strategy and Innovation, One Medical (acquired by Amazon)

Sunil Vasisht, MBA

President, Medprime Direct Benefit Advisors

Co-founder, Meridian Springs Primary Care (DPC)

Rocco Wicks

CEO, Primary Health Partners

Ji Xiao

Sr. Network Development Manager, Hint Health

Caroline Young

Vice President, Frist Cressey Ventures

The Venue

Port Pavilion, San Diego Bay

  • 52,000 sq ft event center right on the bay
  • Breakfast, lunch, and breaks included
  • Walking distance to hotels and downtown

What to Expect

New in 2023: 2 full days of content, Accelerator LIVE, and our first DPC Launch Event

Sept. 20, 2023

DPC Launch Day


Hotel Republic

An invite-only event where brand-new DPC entrepreneurs will launch their Direct Primary Care practices. 

Opening Party

Vistal Bar + Restaurant, InterContinental San Diego

Kick-off Hint Summit 2023 literally "On the Bay" with music, coastal bites and refreshing cocktails. 

2 Day Summit Topics

  • Trends and Innovations in Primary Care Payment & Delivery Models
  • Working with Employers: Case Studies & Success Stories
  • Proven Strategies for DPC Growth
  • Leadership, Life Lessons & Navigating Change
  • The Legislative & Regulatory Landscape for Direct Care (State and Federal)
  • The Future of Direct Care
  • Healthy Debates: Perspectives on Controversial Topics in DPC
  • Diversity & Inclusion in Primary Care

Sept. 21, 2023

Hint Summit Day 1

Port Pavilion

Day 1 at Hint Summit 2023 is infused with educational talks and panels, robust networking opportunities, the expo happy hour event, and plenty of healthy food options to keep you energized and excited as you connect and celebrate with your fellow DPC colleagues. 

7:45-8:30 am: Breakfast and Networking

8:30-8:45 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks | Delicia Haynes, MD

8:45-9:05 am: DPC: Where We've Been, Where We Are & Where We're Going | Kenneth Qiu, MD

9:05-9:55 am: You Are the Medicine℠ Keynote by Allison Massari

9:55-10:15 am: Networking Break

10:15-10:35 am: Pursuing Your Passion | Nancy Giacolone

10:35-11:10 am: Tech-Docs Live at Hint Summit | Sara Pastoor, MD, MHA, FAAFP, Elation Health; Michael Docktor, MD, Dock Health; S. V. Mahadevan, MD, Fold Health & Moderator: Jason Barry, Digital Health Wire

11:10-11:45 am: Trends in Employer Adoption | David Contorno, Ji Xiao, & Ben Aiken, MD

11:45 am-12:05 pm: Update from the Hill | Jay Keese

12:05-1:35 pm: Lunch

1:35-2:10 pm: Navigating Specialty Care in Your Practice | Maryal Concepcion, MD; Harry Cooke; Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC; Michael Havig, MD; Moderator: Clint Flanagan, MD

2:10-2:45 pm: Tech-enabled Care Solutions for DPCs | Rami Bailony, MD, Boyd Goodson, Vanessa Jupe & Moderator: David Cameron, MD

2:45-2:55 pm: Stretching session | Sean Nichols

2:55-4:10 pm: Hint Keynote: Exponential Technology & Innovation (in Healthcare) | Zak Holdsworth + Special Guests to be Announced

4:10-4:15 pm: Day 1 Wrap-up | Delicia Haynes, MD & Zak Holdsworth

4:15-5:30 pm: Expo Happy Hour

Sept. 22, 2023

Hint Summit Day 2

Port Pavilion

On Day 2 of Hint Summit 2023 we continue to calibrate to new developments in Direct Primary Care with additional talks and panels, networking opportunities and the 1st Annual DPC Innovation Awards.

7:30-8:30 am: Breakfast and Networking

8:30-8:40 am: Welcome | Delicia Haynes, MD

8:40-9:00 am: Aligning Your Vision | Byron Jasper, MD

9:00-9:50 am: The Art of Human Care Keynote by Hassan Tetteh, MD

9:50-10:10 am: Networking Break

10:10-10:40 am: Care for the Underserved | Amy Chantasirivisal & Jamal Lawrence, MD  

10:40-10:55 am: Positioning DPC to Grow with Employers | Sunil Vasisht, MBA

10:55-11:45 am: Navigating the NP/MD Divide in DPC | Vance Lassey, MD; Ryan Neuhofel, DO; Monica McKitterick, FNP-C; John W Rothwell III, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC; & Moderator: Rachel Ford Hutman

11:45 am-1:15 pm: Lunch

1:15-1:25 pm: Stretching session | Sean Nichols

1:25-1:55 pm: DPC Value at Scale | Ryne Bessmer, Rocco Wicks, Nathan Houghton & Kate McGinley

1:55-2:25 pm: Scaling DPCs with MSOs | Jonathan Bushman, DO, Dr. Rob Lamberts & Lauren Tancredi

2:25-2:55 pm: Networking Break

2:55-3:35 pm: Funding the Growth of Your DPC | Bibb Beale, John Collier, Kyle Rickner, MD & Moderator: Caroline Young

3:35-4:05 pm: Incorporating DPC into Comprehensive Benefits Packages | Nick Soman, Michael Patton, Jason Sherman & Moderator: Beth Holmes

4:05-4:45 pm: Keynote - Inspiring the Next Generation of DPC Physicians | Vance Lassey, MD, Founder, Holton Direct Care & President of DPC Alliance

4:45-5:00 pm: DPC Innovation Awards & Closing Remarks | Alex George & Delicia Haynes, MD

Hint Summit 2023 Closing Party 

Rady Shell

As tradition dictates, Hint Summit 2023 will be wrapped up with an epic Hint-style celebration of all things DPC, leaving us energized to continue growing the industry for the year ahead.  

Sept. 23, 2023

DPC Accelerator LIVE (optional)

The Guild Hotel

Back by popular demand! Hint's 1-day DPC Accelerator Live Bootcamp is for practices at any stage of growth that want to actively work alongside peers and colleagues to improve their businesses together. 


Hint Summit has set aside a limited number of rooms at four hotels in (Gaslamp) San Diego.

The Westin Gaslamp

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The Westin Gaslamp

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An Urban Oasis in San Diego's Gaslamp District. Relax, recharge and explore San Diego at our newly renovated, centrally located hotel. Revitalize in year-round sunshine with enriching amenities and hotel features designed for your well-being. Last day to book with room block is Friday, September 1st.

Book a room at The Westin Gaslamp

(619) 239-2200 Book Online

The Guild Hotel

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The Guild Hotel

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The Guild Hotel is a reimagination of the iconic, historic Armed Services Building with a rich YMCA history in the heart of downtown San Diego. Born in 1924 and reborn in 2019, The Guild, a Marriott San Diego Tribute Portfolio Hotel, seamlessly blends historic charm and modern amenities for an inspiring stay in America's Finest City.

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The Republic Hotel

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The Republic Hotel

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Unpretentious but prestigious, Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection seamlessly blends contemporary comfort and boutique sophistication. Embrace excitement just steps from our hotel, courtesy of our convenient location. Discover the vibrant restaurant scene in nearby Little Italy or dance the night away at the Gaslamp Quarter, downtown’s premier entertainment district. Booking online has closed. Call to Reserve at Our Room Block Rate.

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US Grant Hotel

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US Grant Hotel

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Downtown San Diego, California’s place to stay for more than 100 years, THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an upscale hotel distinguished by quiet glamour and sophistication. Located near the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, the hotel provides an ideal location to explore the city from.

Book a room at US Grant Hotel

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**Room rates are subject to an estimated tax of around 12.77%. The Guild Hotel and The Westin Gaslamp rooms are subject to a Destination Amenity Fee (typically $35/night and $25/night, respectively). Destination Amenity Fee is subject to tax.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends Hint Summit?

Hint Summit is an event for any and everyone who is passionate about accelerating the Direct Primary Care movement. At past summits, we've had everyone from Direct Primary Care Pioneers to week 1 DPC start-ups, and healthcare reform activists to benefit advisors and consultants. Even entire leadership teams and DPC practices have attended Hint Summit as a group, and what we hear from everyone who attends, is that they leave inspired, excited, educated, and restored in their passion to make Direct Primary Care the new standard of primary care. 

What is Hint's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hint Summit 2023?

To ensure Hint Summit 2023 is inclusive of the diverse experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that make up the rich community of Direct Primary Care Providers, we strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups in DPC—people of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and veterans—-to attend.

In an effort to encourage, we provide a DEI Scholarship through our sponsors for Hint Summit that covers the cost of air travel, hotel stay, and summit registration. 

Email summit@hint.com to learn more about our DEI Scholarship. 

Is Hint Summit ADA accessible?

All the venues for Hint Summit 2023 are fully accessible by ADA standards with direct ground floor entry, ramps and/or elevators. If you need additional accommodations in order to attend and fully benefit from the Hint Summit 2023 experience, please contact us at summit@hint.com.

Is there parking at the event?

The Port Pavilion address is 1000 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101. You may drive up to the Port Pavilion to drop off materials but there is no parking allowed on site.

The best place to park will be at the USS Midway public parking.