Meet Amanda Bacchus-Morris, MD, MPH, ABOM
Where did you earn your degree and describe your experience?
I earned my medical degree from St. Georges University in Grenada with board certifications in Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Obesity Medicine (ABOM). I am fellowship trained through the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) in Functional Medicine and Aesthetic Medicine. My expertise is in the prevention and management of chronic diseases in adults to identify risk factors and address the prevention of diseases and chronic conditions or reversal of early disease. I use my training in alternative and allopathic medicine to help me treat my patients with an integrative medicine approach to each individual. I am an active member of OMA (Obesity Medicine Association) and A4M (Anti-Aging Medicine).
What is your philosophical belief about the practice of medicine?
I take an individual approach to each patient by shared decision making based on the discussion of alternative approaches and risks and benefits of each approach. This helps to combat the fearsome patients may have. I believe that the practice of medicine should encompass treating the whole person and not just an organ or disease as a separate entity. One’s physical health is just as important as their mental health as you cannot try to fix one without addressing the other. I decided this would be my medical focus – prevention of chronic disease by identifying risk factors.
How has the current healthcare model hindered you from practicing medicine?
The traditional medical model limits me in terms of not having enough time to properly address problems and solutions with my patients. I am forced to have too large of a patient load and limited to short appointment times in a traditional insurance practice. This does not allow me enough time to listen and address all concerns in a typical visit. Having a patient load of a few thousand patients prevents me from giving my best to each individual because of the number of visits I have to provide daily.
What do you hope your patients will experience/feel joining your membership-style practice?
My patients will feel comforted in the fact that I am fully invested in all aspects of their health concerns. As a result of having more time, patients will be able to voice all their concerns and allow me to discuss all options and offer my best advice. My patients will find a one-stop medical practice to address not just traditional medical concerns but also lifestyle choices and be provided with an integrative approach to help with weight management, hormonal and aesthetic health.
What is your favorite quote?
“Let your faith be bigger than your fears.” – Hebrews 13:6
"Dr. Bacchus is one of the best doctors I have ever had! She is compassionate and genuinely cares about her patient's well-being and listens to her patients, which seems to be a rarity these days. She is informed, personable, and thorough. As someone who suffers from a host of ailments including chronic pain and fibromyalgia, she treated me with dignity and as a human being."
Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach
We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More