Direct Primary Care with DirectMed’s Dr. Katriny Ikbal

  • Aug 22, 2019
Touch Point Podcast
Touch Point Podcast
Direct Primary Care with DirectMed’s Dr. Katriny Ikbal

In this episode of Health Fail, Michelle & Zac sit down with Dr. Katriny Ikbal, CEO and Founder of DirectMed, a direct primary care practice in Austin, Texas.  

Dr. Ikbal shares why she has embraced the direct primary care model and how this model helps to address  some of the failures in today’s insurance-driven healthcare system. She believes that the direct primary care model provides the opportunity for more personal, high-quality care that is more satisfying for both patients and physicians. 


  1. What is Direct Primary Care?
  2. DirectMed by Dr. Katriny Ikbal –
  3. EMR – 
  4. Texas Free Market Surgery –
  5. Spruce Secure Messaging –
  6. Find a DPC Doctor near you – 
  7. Want to become a DPC Doctor – 
  8. Recommended Podcast: The Doctors Farmacy –
  9. Book Recommendations: 
    1. The Longevity Diet – 
    2. Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? – 

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Zac Jiwa

Zac Jiwa

Zac is passionate about making a positive impact on people’s lives by changing the landscape of the U.S. healthcare marketplace as we know it. He is well-versed in the healthcare marketplace and is a technology visionary with broad experience in business operations.

Michelle Noteboom

Michele Senior Content and Account Director at Amendola Communications and specializes in healthcare IT public relations, strategy, writing, editing, media relations, and marketing communications.