Plenary Faculty, Topics for the 25th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access in San Francisco – April 14-16, 2014

Last Updated on April 16, 2022 by Lee Burnett, DO, FAAFP

The 25th National Conference on Primary Health Care Access will take place April 14-16, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

The invitational conference will devote attention to the impact of health care reform legislation on particular aspects of the health care system, including the provision of primary health care, of hospital systems and of community health centers and similar institutions that promote health care access.

The conference will also discuss physician training programs, including medical schools and residency programs, and the processes for their accreditation.

The San Francisco Skyline
The San Francisco Skyline

Plenary Faculty (confirmed as of 4-9-2014);

Suzanne M. Allen, MD, MPH University of Washington Regional Affairs, Boise, Idaho

Marc E. Babitz, MD, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ana Bejinez-Eastman, MD, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, California

William H. Burnett, MA, Coastal Research Group, Grante Bay, California

Mark E. Clasen, MD, Ph.D., Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Denise Crawford, Family Health Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

James Cruz, MD, Molina Healthcare, Long Beach, California

Cheryl Dickson, MD, Western Michigan School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Rick Flinders, MD, Santa Rosa Family Medicine, Santa Rosa, California

Virginia Fowkes, FNP, MHS, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California

Benjamin Fredrick, MD, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Donald Frey, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

John Geyman, MD, University of Washington Emeritus, Friday Harbor, Washington

Mark D. Goodman, MD, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

Thomas Hansen, MD, Advocate Healthcare, Downers Grove, Illinois

Jimmy H. Hara, MD, Charles R Drew University, Los Angeles, California

Kevin Haughton, MD, Providence Medical Group, Olympia, Washington

Tim Henderson, MPH, George Mason Umiversity, Fairfax, Virginia

Charles Henley, DO, Marian University, Indianapolis, Indiana

James Herman, MD, MSPH, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Norman Kahn, MD, Council of Medical Specialty Societies, Chicago, Illinois

Gary L. LeRoy, MD, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Samuel C. Matheny, MD, MPH, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Don McCanne, MD, Physicians for a National Health Program, San Juan Capistrano, California

Marianne McKennett, MD, Scripps Chula Vista (California)

William A. Norcross, MD, University of California, San Diego

Charles Q. North, MD, MS, University of New Mexico

Cynthia G. Olsen, MD, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Michael D. Prislin, MD, University of California, Irvine

Perry A. Pugno, MD, MPH, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas

Robert Ross, MD, St Charles Medical Group, Bend, Oregon

Elisabeth Schlegel, Ph.D., Ross University, Miami, Florida

Caryn Slack, MD, Utah Department of Health, Salt Lake City

David N. Sundwall, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Daniel Webster, MD, Michigan State University Community Campus, Traverse City, Michigan

Allan Wilke, MD, Western Michigan School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Among the plenary presentations previously announced are the following:

Denise Crawford, CEO; Kalamazoo Family Health Center
Denise Crawford, CEO; Kalamazoo Family Health Center

The Unexpected Consequences of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act


Transforming the Role of Medicaid:

See: “

What to Expect”: National Conference Fellows to Present on Medicaid Issues (Part 2, Henderson)

 “What to Expect”: James Cruz, MD to Discuss Role of Medicaid Managed Care in Health Care Reform

Building Systems of Care


Issues in the Training of Primary Care Physicians


“What to Expect” Doctor Charles E. Henley to Discuss the Expansion of Osteopathic Medical Education

“What to Expect”: Dr Daniel Webster Reports on Michigan State’s “Footprint” in Northern Michigan

Social Accountability in the Medical School


Health Care Reform and the Patient-Centered Medical Home


The Community Health Center in a Time of Health Care System Transitions

See: What to Expect”: Physician Training for a Community Health Center: The Case of Kalamazoo 

The Impact of Reform Legislation on Rural and Underserved Areas

See: “What to Expect”: Marianne McKennett and Virginia Fowkes Discuss Training of Physicians for Underserved Areas

Observation of the 40th anniversary of California’s Health Manpower Policy Commission and Song-Brown Family Physician Training Act


Policy on Credits for Registration in event of cancellation of registration:

The Coastal Research Group requires that all registration fees be received in advance, including for extra room nights, and does not permit refunds.  However, a full credit for all payments made are available for use at future National Conferences and National Workshops  (provided that a cancellation of a registration is received in time to prevent the imposition of charges on the Coastal Research Group, which would be deducted from any credit). All persons holding credits are invited automatically to future National Conferences and Workshops.


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