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

Bovine Fecal Matter: Here’s An Easy Way to Increase Access to High-Quality, Affordable Health Care

I’m all for being a team player and support all the different healthcare roles in today’s healthcare environment, but I don’t like lies or manipulation such as being put forth by the above referenced article (1): “In study(2) after rigorous study (3), evidence demonstrates that NPs offer significant cost savings (4) with no sacrifice of quality of care (5). Indeed, they show that…

Five Reasons Physicians Make Excellent Entrepreneurs

According to this Forbe’s article, medical practice revolves around two important concepts: reducing the likelihood of errors and achieving the highest probable benefit. I suspect this would be translated to mean improved practice of evidence-based medicine and profits. We know that healthcare has become more of a business and less of a healing environment. Almost a…

Federal Addiction Treatment Dollars Off-limits For Marijuana

Well how about that, “the U.S. government is barring federal dollars meant for opioid addiction treatment to be used on medical marijuana.” This seems to make sense. I mean why would you use marijuana to treat opioid addiction. However, some states allow marijuana for medical uses including opioid addiction. Federal agencies dole out money for addiction treatment to states…

Anti-Vaxxers Take Heed: CDC to Send Experts to Samoa as Death Toll from Measles Outbreak Grows to 32

Interesting article as Samoa is my medical school home country. It brings up many points about vaccines in general. There is such a pronounced anti-vaxxer push especially here in the USA, and what is happening in Samoa is a prime example of the consequences of not having a vaccinated population. Unnecessary deaths. How’s that anti-vaxxer…