It’s like a scene from a fairy tale—a dream come true for the patients of Port Angeles, Washington. And the heroine of this tale is Dr. Lissa Lubinski, a family doc with a plan to open the first ideal clinic designed by patients on the Olympic Peninsula. She is currently hosting town hall meetings throughout her community and the town is rallying in support of their awesome doctor. If you are a Live Your Dream graduate, please contact me to listen to an amazing interview with Lissa.
Practice pearls of wisdom:
Dr. Lissa Lubinski will open an ideal clinic designed by her community on June 1, 2017.
She led town hall meetings to listen to what the people in Port Angeles want from her. She inspired great community participation. Here’s her flyer:
During her March 11th town hall 52 people showed up. She collected 49 pages of testimony from excited citizens who want to be a part of the community clinic.
Lissa was surprised by how many citizens offered to volunteer at the clinic.
The best thing she learned is that patients want an integrative healing experience with a lending library, cooking classes, plus lots of networking and community building. Read actual testimony:
She plans additional town halls at the local organic farm store, a women’s gym, and at an outdoor community center.
Dr. Lubinski used to have up to 15 migraines per month at her prior job. Now she’s feeling great!
Turns out community-designed clinics are great health care for all.
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Is anybody out there doing the ideal clinic with psychiatry? Just wondering.
YES!! Tons of people! Psychiatry is the best specialty for ideal clinics!
I am still concerned about the boundary issues when starting this type of clinic in Psychiatry. Having patients volunteer, the giving of small gifts, etc. Have a different meaning in psychiatry than in primary care.
I would love to hear about these issues from any psychiatrist who is using the ideal clinic model, please!
This is not about accepting small gifts. This is about putting patients (or the end user) in charge of designing the services and the health care they need.
Read more here: https://www.idealmedicalcare.org/docs/Optimism-Anthology.pdf (my chapter in this book describes it all)
Also described in this TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cvHgGM-cRI
I have an Ideal Psychiatry Clinic.
An awesome one at that!!
How about an Ideal Dental Clinic?
Works great in any office 🙂 basic concepts applicable for any industry.
Seriously? What make believe world do you live in? Wow, just wow. In a fantasy world this would work amazingly but in Port Angeles, very doubtful. Good luck. Your going to need it. Maybe you had those migraines because you took on more than YOU could handle.
“Somebody who lives in the real world” I think you should read about Stockholm Syndrome.
I think this type of outside the box thinking is just what healthcare needs to get back to caring. Good luck to you Dr. Lubinski
It’s great to know about this. It shown how doctors care for their patients,just to open clinic and designed by patients. It’s amazing. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Dr.Lubinski!!!! This is what we are trying to do over at The Rose Yarde in Granada Hill!!! I would love to be a fly on your wall, see how this works and perhaps learn a thing or two from you!
Arlene – Family Nurse Practitioner
The Rose Yarde