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Dr. Makary's presentation was very well received with enthusiastic participation in the Q&A that followed. Marty is an excellent speaker that presents the healthcare clinical care, cost/financial and quality of care topics in a manner that is both thought provoking and humorous. One might ask how these topics could be humorous but he did a great job of weaving stories and pundits into his material and it was most enlightening, thought provoking and entertaining. Simply excellent! We were fortunate to have him as a speaker and I am fortunate to know of yet another surgeon with outstanding credentials who lives in DC and practices at JHHS. If you haven't heard him speak personally, I would highly recommend it.
HSRC and McKenna Foundation at ASU
Marty Makary was simply superb! His talk was incredibly engaging and a perfect start to the meeting. I could not have hoped for better.
Pediatrix Medical Group
Dr. Marty Makary spoke at the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s 2015 Virginia Patient Safety Summit in Richmond, Virginia. The evaluations for his presentation were outstanding. “Some of the attendees comments: Fantastic, Best Speaker, Excellent Presentation, Great! Awesome! Engaging, with Sense of Humor! EXCELLENT AND INSPIRING!, Wonderful, Best of the Conference, Excellent Presenter”. Overall the response was a big WOW!! Dr. Makary is a pleasure to work with for any event!
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association

Marty Makary, M.D.

Health Care Futurist, New York Times Best-Selling Author; NBC News & FOX News Medical Commentator; Johns Hopkins Surgeon and Professor of Health Policy

Leading healthcare expert and renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon Marty Makary, M.D. discusses the future of health care and the importance of transparency in making the most informed decisions for our well-being.

Understanding "Obamacare": Navigating the future of Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act allowed many provisions to be written and clarified over the years after its passage.  A professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Makary provides an entertaining and informative non-partisan overview of how "Obamacare" that will impact every business and every person in America.  On a day-to-day level, the new law changes the way we will all interface with our doctor, hospital and insurance company.

The Future of Healthcare

Using entertaining stories, Dr. Makary advocates for non-partisan, common-sense ways to address medicine’s challenges.  He correlates the history of American medicine with it’s modern day conundrums.  Healthcare is complex and it’s problems can be difficult to solve.  Dr. Makary uses first-hand stories to illustrate the decision points that await policy makers and patients.  He reviews the resultant scenarios and explains how consumers can prepare for upcoming changes to healthcare.  In a non-partisan way, he highlights both the exciting positive changes in healthcare as well as it’s concerning trends.

  • What will healthcare look like in 10 years? 
  • How can I prepare for the new healthcare landscape?
  • What are the best and worst aspects to the new healthcare system ahead?

Modern Medicine's Transparency Revolution

Many people find the healthcare system difficult to navigate.  Finding the best care can be a challenge even for the most educated consumer. Dr. Makary describes how a new movement in American Healthcare seeks to make medical care safer, more transparent, and more honest.  He details how doctors are at the helm of a national effort to fully disclose everything from bedside options to hospital performance.

  • What resources exist to help me find the best medical care?
  • How can I make informed decisions about my care?
  • What are the barriers for healthcare to conform to standard business principles?

The Myths And Truths About Living Healthy

With many mixed messages from medical research, how can one know what to do when it comes to maximizing their personal health.  Dr. Makary reviews the bottom-line take home points from the latest research on diet, exercise, and disease prevention.  He debunks many popular myths and offers the latest research on what really makes us healthy.  He challenges the status quo teachings and advocates for a holistic approach to living long.

  • From everything I hear on T.V. about my health, how can I know what to trust?
  • Which traditional diet plans flawed and why?
  • What the bottom-line when it comes to preventing health problems?

Meet Marty Makary, M.D.

Leading healthcare expert and renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon Marty Makary, M.D.  discusses the future of health care and the importance of transparency in making the most informed decisions for our well-being.

Dr. Marty Makary is the New York Times best-selling author of Unaccountable, a 2012 Library Journal Book of the Year—a book about how transparency is revolutionizing medicine and empowering patients. He is also the author of Mama Maggie: The Untold Story of One Woman’s Mission to Love the Forgotten Children of Egypt’s Garbage Slums, which chronicles a Nobel Prize nominee known as the Mother Theresa of Egypt. Dr. Makary is a leading expert on workplace culture and was the lead author of the original publications on the surgery checklist.  He led the W.H.O. technical workgroup on developing metrics to measure surgical quality worldwide, and is a gastrointestinal surgeon, researcher and associate professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Makary has written for The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and The New England Journal of Medicine.

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