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

Let’s go Fishing: Severe Illness Associated with Using Non-Pharmaceutical Chloroquine Phosphate to Prevent and Treat Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

            Good Lord!! Is this how we have evolved as Humans in the year 2020? With all the technology, we’re just now learning how to wash our hands and some are buying fish tank additives to consume to prevent the COVID-19. According to the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), individuals are ingesting non-pharmaceutical chloroquine phosphate,…

Someone’s Got a Screw Loose: Bid To Loosen Rules On Mid-Level Providers Prompts Legislative Debate

And it’s the Georgia State legislature and those pesky self-serving lobbyists. This is not a blog bashing mid-level providers. I’m all for mid-level providers on physician lead healthcare teams. I know this is a heated topic and too much emotion often clouds honest debate. I’m sure the militant members of my former profession will have…

Village Idiots: Florida Legislature Passes Bill That Will Increase Access to “Healthcare Providers”

            If the USA is a village, then the village idiot lives in the Florida legislature. Never mind increasing scope of practice via increased education, more standardized education, and more stringent licensing exams, nope. Let’s just con a few village idiots, I mean legislators, and legislate the increased scope of practice. This bill is not a…

Apples & Oranges: Comparing Nurse Practitioner and Physician Prescribing of Psychotropic Medications for Medicaid-Insured Youths

This topic is interesting as I use to be a Psychiatric NP before becoming an MD. The study objective is: To describe psychotropic medication prescribing practices of nurse practitioners (NP) and physicians for Medicaid-insured youths in 2012–2014 in a mid-Atlantic state where NP independent prescribing is authorized. The study references that psychiatrists play a major role in prescribing medications…

Capgras Syndrome: The Effects of Nurse Practitioners Replacing Physicians

Capgras delusion is a psychiatric disorder in which a person holds a delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member (or pet) has been replaced by an identical impostor (2). The same could sarcastically be said about nurse practitioners replacing physicians. The referenced article is by one of my favorite authors, but this blog is not about this article per se,…

Null Hypothesis is True: “Attentive nurses, pain care” but what about quality of medical care?

            The article title wasn’t clear at first. I mean, it almost eludes to something that was going to be about bashing nurses. So I’ll further blur the lines with a picture with no meaning to the subject of the article. However, it does report on an interesting hospital/patient survey titled Patients as Consumers in the Market…