GARRISON BLISS, M.D. 

 

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION: Harvard College Bachelor of Arts:  Biology 1972

MEDICAL EDUCATION: University of Utah Doctor of Medicine 1977

INTERNSHIP: University of Washington Internal Medicine 1977-1978

RESIDENCY: University of Washington Internal Medicine 1978-1980

 

HONORS:

Cum Laude in General Studies from Harvard University     1972

Honors in Internal Medicine from University of Utah       1976

Member of Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society)    1977

Top Docs list (voted by peers) – numerous times

Top 25 Entrepreneurs and Innovators – Seattle Business Monthly 2006

Consumers for Health Care Choices – Pioneer in Medical Practice – 2008

TopDoc in Concierge and Direct Primary Care 2013

 

MEDICAL PRACTICE:

Practice of Internal Medicine - 1980 – Present

Founder of Patient Financed Medical Practice Seattle Medical Associates 1997 - 2007

Founder and President of Qliance Medical Group of Washington 6/2007

Founder and VP of Medical Affairs of Qliance Medical Management Group of Washington 2006 - 2015

Practicing Physician at Qliance Medical Group 11/2007 – 9/1/2015

 

HOSPITAL STAFF POSITIONS:  Swedish Medical Center – Active Staff – 1980 to present

LICENSE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE: State of Washington - 1977 – Present

BOARD CERTIFICATION: Diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine - 1980 - Present

PROF. ORGANIZATIONS:  

Member Washington State Medical Society

Member King County Medical Society

Member American Medical Association

Member American Society of Concierge Physicians

President SIMPD (Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design) 2005 – 2006

Chairman of the Board SIMPD – 2006-2007

Lifetime member American Association of Private Physicians (AAPP) – previously SIMPD

President and Chairman of the Board of the Direct Primary Care Coalition (DPCC) – 2010-Present

 

COMMITTEES:

Grievance Committee of King County Medical Society - 1986-1989 - Chairman - 1993-1994

Medical Practice and Ethics Committee of King County Med. Society - 1989-1993 - Chairman - 1995-1997

Swedish Medical Center Quality Assurance Committee - 1989-1994

Board of Trustees of King County Medical Society - 1994-1996

Washington State Medical Association Judicial Council - 1995-2000 - Chairman 1999-2000

 

BOARDS:

Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design - President and Chairman - Board 2004 – 2008

Qliance Medical Management Inc. Board 2006 – 2015

Direct Primary Care Coalition - Chairman of the Board 2010 - Present

American College of Private Physicians - 2014 - Present

 

LECTURES GIVEN:

Regaining Control of Your Medical Practice: Where It Went Wrong and How to Fix It (Salt Lake City 2000)

Getting Over the Wall: Regaining Control of Your Medical Practice (Atlanta 2002)

Patient Financed Medical Care: Working for Your Patients Again (Seattle Surgical Society 2003)

New Practice Designs and Medical Ethics (SIMPD Denver 2004)

Seattle Medical Associates – History and Current Status (SIMPD Denver 2004)

The Ethical Debate: Is Concierge Practice the Right Thing to Do? (SIMPD Dallas 2005)

What Your Mother Never Told You About Insurance (SIMPD Dallas 2005)

The Future of Medical Practice (SIMPD Dallas 2005)

Why Change – Models available – Ethical Concerns (SIMPD Chicago 2006)

Social and Ethical Issues: Physicians, Patients and Health Insurance (SIMPD Chicago 2006)

Making the Business Part of Your Practice Work (SIMPD Chicago 2006)

Direct Medical Practice: The Uninsurance Solution to the Primary Medical Care Mess – March 2008 - WA Association of Health Underwriters

Qliance – A revolution in Health Care -November 2009 – UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care

Qliance: A Revolution in Primary Care.  University of Saint Thomas Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care - November 2009

Medical Practice Innovation: Why should you be interested? Massachusetts Medical Society - April 2010

Tips from the Field. Panel on Health Care Entrepreneurship, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Conference - June 2010

Qliance and Other Innovations in Primary Care Delivery.  King County Medical Society Board of Trustees - September 2010

The Impact of Direct Primary Care Medical Homes.  Pacific Northwest University - October 2010

No Middleman Primary Care: Impossible or Inevitable? -  October 2010

No Middleman Primary Care:  Repairing Access and Quality in American Health Care.  Leadership Council Tri-Cities - January 2011

David and Goliath: can we be friends?  Pierce County Medical Society Conference - March 2011

Qliance Direct PCMH: We’re not just bending the cost curve anymore. Southwest Healthcare Transactions Conference –April 2011

More on request….

 

ARTICLES PUBLISHED:

Let the Beauty of the Marketplace Benefit Healthcare  - JAOA April 2006

Lessons from the Abyss – You Can Have Health Care Without Health Insurance – January 2009 -The Stranger

Get Ready for More Direct Primary Care Medical Homes: Opening the Door to Insurance-free Primary Care in State-Run Exchanges – BNA Health Care Policy (April 2010)

A Direct Primary Care Medical Home: The Qliance Experience – Health Affairs 29, No. 5 (May 2010)