Tom Blue is the Director of Strategic Development for the Institute for Functional Medicine.
He is a veteran and pioneer in the field direct primary care (DPC) and concierge medicine. As a builder of retainer medical practices since 2002, he has a unique perspective on the potential for medical consumerism and innovative physician practice models to accelerate the evolution of medicine in the United States.
In 2009, Tom accepted the role of Executive Director of the American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP), the national professional association for DPC and concierge physicians. He now serves as its Chief Strategy Officer and its only non-physician board member.
Tom currently serves as an active advisor and/or board member for a number of firms focused on health care transformation through lifestyle medicine, employer sponsored clinics, digital health technologies, and advanced diagnostics. He is a frequent speaker who in the last year, has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, CNN/Money, NPR, and numerous other print, television, and radio media outlets in connection with his work.