Jul 28, 2017 • 20M

Dr. Fischer-Wright Discusses Her Recent Work, "Back to Balance, The Art, Science and Business of Medicine" (July 27th)

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During this 20 minute discussion Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright discusses her recently published work, "Back to Balance, The Art, Science and Business of Medicine."  As the title suggests, Dr. Wright argues the practice of medicine has become dominated by the business and science aspects of care delivery both to the detriment of both the patient and the physician.  

Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright is currently President and CEO of MGMA (the Medical Group Management Association).  Prior to, Dr. Wright was a practicing pediatrician and management consultant in multiple industries. Immediately prior to accepting the MGMA position,  Dr. Wright  served as a Chief Medical Officer within Centura Health.  Prior to that she was President of the 680-physician Rose Medical Group in Denver for 12 years. She is the recipient of several national awards for leadership in innovation, healthcare, business and women's leadership.  She is also co-author of the work, "Tribal Leadership."  Dr. Wright earned her bachelor's and medical degree from the University of Colorado and holds a a master's in medical management from USC.  She completed her internship/residency as president of the Pediatric Residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Program.

For information on "Back to Balance," go to, e.g., https://www.amazon.com/Dog-Complex-Bringing-Balance-Backwards/dp/1633310140.