Rick Henriksen, MD, M.P.P.
TUESDAY | OCTOBER 16, 2018 | 7:30-9:30 pm
America’s healthcare system is complex and filled with politically-charged walls. Luckily, we do have some solutions on which many can agree. During this Think Again, we will look at several ways to bridge the Left-Right divide and start making positive changes for better healthcare.
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3582 Oak Rim Way Salt Lake City, UT 84109
If there is no parking to be found near the home you can also park in the “park & ride” lot on the NW corner of 3900 South and Wasatch Blvd. Oak Rim Way is just east of the intersection on the north side.
You’re invited to bring some finger food to share
Most people are filled with despair when thinking of the current disaster of the healthcare system in the USA. The system is filled with corruption, improper incentives, power struggles, differing ideologies, and the inertia of a 3 trillion dollar system. While there are proposed solutions—it would help if we could actually agree on what the problems are.
The hope is that by the end of the discussion we will have examined a few possible solutions that could be feasible for both the Left and the Right to find consensus on. Come with an open mind and prepared with your ideas on how to fix our system. To lay the groundwork for this conversation, Dr. Henriksen will outline some of the major issues facing the healthcare system and then suggest some possible starting points for a better approach. Reading the material provided will give you a good background to participate in the discussion.
Dr. Rick Henriksen, M.D., M.P.P. is a Salt Lake City-based, board-certified, family physician. He treats, educates, and counsels patients through an integrated approach to health and wellness. He draws upon principles of ancestral health, Western, integrative, and functional medicine to improve the long-term health and “whole-body wellness” of his patients.
Dr. Henriksen completed his medical degree in the Bronx at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his family medicine residency training at the University of Utah. After residency, he stayed at the University of Utah where he taught residents and medical students for seven years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. While a family medicine resident, he completed Master of Public Policy focusing on Health Policy, which led to him teaching health policy and innovations to medical students and residents.
During his time on the faculty, he became frustrated with simply teaching theoretical healthcare solutions and repeatedly saw the limitations and gaps involved in today’s healthcare model. He decided to take real-world action, drawing from his unique perspective and founded Kestrel: Wellness Together, a direct primary care clinic with a focus on an integrative medicine approach.