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Meet The Team


Dr.Brian Forrest

CEO and Founder of Access Healthcare. Originally from Wake County, he attended UNC Chapel Hill for medical school and specialized in family and community medicine in the residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where he also completed his internship. He is an American Society of Hypertension Certified Hypertension Specialist and his special interests include management of chronic diseases like Diabetes, and Cholesterol. Dr. Forrest completed a Holderness Medical Research Fellowship and an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship while At UNC Chapel Hill. He is a pioneer in the Direct Primary Care Model, having originated the Micropractice DPC Model over 18 years ago. He has extensive experience in teaching, lecturing, and consulting about the model for individuals, medical schools, health systems, and practices.


Dr.Phil Eskew

Dr. Eskew is a physician and attorney that practices in the Direct Primary Care setting.  He met Dr. Forrest while still in residency during a lecture on DPC that Dr. Forrest was giving at his program. The summer after that he became a Visiting Scholar at the Robert Graham Center where his work was later published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine and he has continued researching direct primary care (DPC) ever since then. After attending one of Dr. Forrest’s DPC Bootcamps at the end of his residency he joined the Access Healthcare Network team as a DPC legal consultant and as Co-Faculty at many DPC events with Dr. Forrest including for the ACOFP, and AAFP including DPC workshops and at the DPC summit. He founded DPC Frontier in 2015, joined ProactiveMD in Feb 2016.  Dr. Eskew has advised legislators nationally about DPC legislation, and is the general counsel of the Direct Primary Care Coalition.  He graduated from the WV School of Medicine in 2012, the WV University College of Law in 2008,and the University of Kentucky MBA Program in 2006. He has been a member of the Kentucky Bar since 2011 and intends to use his diverse training to support the DPC movement in the legal and policy arenas.

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Shelley Kittrell

Director of Compliance and Insurance. received her undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill and her Master’s Degree from NC State University. She has extensive experience in program and financial management and healthcare administration. She is a certified Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor , OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen compliance trainer, and a licensed insurance agent.