Robert Duprey MD

Robert P. Duprey Jr studied medicine as a 2nd career medical student who went to medical school in his 40’s after honorable discharge and ‘retirement’ from 25 years in the US Military (USCG & US Army). He was a registered nurse (RN) with specialty training as a psychiatric RN in the US Army for 15 years. During this time he also became a Master’s level psychotherapist in 2002. While on US Army active duty he also became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner while working full time in 2011. He served as a Psych NP on active duty, to include a combat tour in Iraq, until his ‘retirement’ in 2014 and moved to Philippines with his 3 children. At this time he started medical school overseas at Oceania University of Medicine based out of Samoa accredited by Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU). He continued to work as a Psych NP throughout medical school to support his children and to not have to take out loans for medical school tuition. Originally from Rhode Island, he completed medical school clerkship rotations throughout the USA with a graduation in May 2019 earning the esteemed credential of MD. He has successfully completed USMLE Steps 1, 2CS, and 2CK. He will take Step 3 this September as he applies for Psychiatry Residency. Having been and RN, NP and now MD, he is a believer of Physician led multidisciplinary healthcare teams

Naturopathic Doctors: Primary Care?

I understand I will take flack for the picture depicting a fake doctor with the title of the blog/article referencing Naturopathic doctors (1)?  I write this blog because I care what is happening in health care today, and I’m proud to be an MD. I understand those earning a doctorate can use the title in academic settings,…

Misdiagnosing Patient MRIs

A lawsuit was brought by 2 former employees alleging ProScan of using lower-paid physician assistants to “ghost read” MRI images resulting in frequent misdiagnoses and missed diagnoses (1). The result were misreadings, misdiagnoses, and “grave concerns” by experts in the field. The article used the example of a misdiagnosis of a horse race jockey which originally resulted with…

GeneSight

GeneSight (1): A Brief Critical Read on the Impact of pharmacogenomics on clinical outcomes in major depressive disorder in the GUIDED trial: A large, patient- and rater-blinded, randomized, controlled study (2)  (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022395618310069) Gene Simmons, Gene&Tonic, GeneSight (1): What’s all the Hype? BLUF (bottom line up front): Study has limitations that limit the usefulness of the Genesight testing…