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IndeDocs Annual Winter Meeting: Advancing Independent Medicine in South Carolina

Meeting gathers physicians and focuses on fostering collaboration, education, and advocacy for the independent practice of medicine.

    CHARLESTON, SC, January 09, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- IndeDocs, the premier association advocating for independent medicine in South Carolina, is thrilled to announce its Annual Winter Meeting, an essential gathering aimed at fostering collaboration, education, and advocacy for the independent practice of medicine.

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024 · 9am - 6pm EST
Location: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC, USA
Cost: $99 regular admission / Free to IndeDocs Members
Register here:

This year's meeting promises a dynamic agenda featuring distinguished speakers, insightful panel discussions, and valuable networking opportunities. The event will be held from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, providing a platform for healthcare professionals to engage in meaningful conversations about the challenges and opportunities facing independent practitioners in the evolving healthcare landscape.

Agenda Highlights:
9:00 - 9:10: Breakfast
Attendees will have the opportunity to network and enjoy a delicious breakfast before the official proceedings begin.

9:10 - 9:30: Welcome
Dr. Waring, Dr. Lovelace, and Dr. Hochman will kick off the event with a warm welcome and opening remarks.

9:30 - 10:15: Keynote Address: How an Independent Care Revolution Can Save Healthcare
Dr. Lee Gross, MD, co-founder of Epiphany, will share personal insights on the journey through a career in independent medicine.

10:15 - 10:30: Coffee Break
A chance for attendees to recharge and connect with peers.

10:30 - 11:45: Panel Discussion
"The (Dys)functionality of Healthcare Delivery Today" moderated by Dr. Waring, featuring industry experts Jed Suddeth, Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, MBA, and Shawn Stinson, MD.

11:45 - 1:00: Announcements & Lunch

1:00 - 3:45: Afternoon Sessions

Moderated by Bob Crutchfield, the session includes Insightful presentations on the macroeconomics of healthcare, alternative solutions for independent practices, legislative issues in South Carolina, and the nuts & bolts of building and running a practice.

3:45 - 4:45: Expert Panel
Dr. Waring moderates a panel discussion with Shane Purcell, MD, Keith Smith, MD, Hugh Durrence, MD, and Tom DiLiegro from Vero Advising.

4:45 - 5:00: Closing Remarks
Reflecting on the day's discussions and looking ahead.

5:00 - 6:00: Social Hour
A relaxed networking opportunity to build connections and camaraderie.

Speakers & Expert Panelists:
Lee Gross, MD (Epiphany Health)
Dede Waring, MD (Carolina Endocrine Associates)
Jed Suddeth (Suddeth Consulting)
Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, MBA (Coker Group)
Shawn Stinson, MD (Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC)
Rob Burns, PHD, MBA (Wharton Business School)
Bob Crutchfield (Hotspot Ventures, LLC)
Eric DeMoura (Town of Mt Pleasant, SC)
Keith Smith, MD (Surgery Center of OK)
Cristy Gupton (Custom Benefits Solutions)
Marcelo Hochman, MD (The Facial Surgery Center)
Sylleste Davis (SC State Representative)
Tom Davis (SC State Senator)
Shane Purcell, MD (Direct Access MD)
Hugh Durrence, R.Ph., MD (Liberty Doctors)
Tom DiLiegro (Vero Advising)

For more information about the Winter Meeting and to register, visit

IndeDocs, the premier association advocating for independent medicine in South Carolina, was formed to preserve, protect, and promote the independent practice of medicine, ensuring that patients have alternatives and access to high-quality, doctor-driven care.

IndeDocs is a collective of independent and employed doctors in South Carolina dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the independent practice of medicine. Learn more about IndeDocs and its mission at

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