A forward thinking physician dedicated to discussing the unmentionables in healthcare.

Dr. David Buxton is a forward-thinking physician dedicated to reshaping the conversation on health care.

David Buxton began his academic journey at Emory University where he majored in Tibetan Buddhism. He completed his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University graduating with Honors in Psychiatry. He went to Brown University for his Adult Psychiatry Residency and Harvard MGH/McLean for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr.Buxton became the first psychiatrist to complete the Harvard MGH/Dana-Farber Palliative Care & Hospice Fellowship and one of the only child psychiatrists in the nation boarded in the field. He is an expert in the topic of psychiatry and palliative care. 

He started the first Palliative Care Team in the Hospital Corporation of America system at CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia and served as the Medical Director of the program. He has expertise in finding ways to leverage technology to improve communication in healthcare and at end of life thereby serving as a consult for a multitude of startups. As a volunteer clinical faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University, he supervises family medicine residents, psychiatry residents, nurse practitioner and social work students in communication and end-of-life. (Keep Reading)

Buxton foresees his career focusing on trying to figure out how social media sites affect health care, understanding the upsides and the downsides for the average patient.

Katie O'Connor, Richmond Times Dispatch

His ability to work with and coordinate such widely diverse people is amazing in the best of circumstances...

Dr. Patrick Mason, MD, PhD, FAAP Director, International Adoption Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children

His deep passion for helping those with mental illness and utilizing technology to increase access points and provide care anywhere, anytime, falls in line with our ideals.

Adrian Davis, CEO MyIdealDoctor

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