Davis Liu

Davis Liu


Davis Liu, M.D., is a practicing board-certified family physician with the Permanente Medical Group in Northern California since 2000, and is the author of The Thrifty Patient – Vital Insider Tips to Save Money (2012) and Stay Healthy as well as Stay Healthy, Live Longer, Spend Wisely – Making Intelligent Choices in America’s Healthcare System (2008). He is a writer, blogger, and speaker who is passionate about transforming the health care system, educating patients to make smart choices, and the importance of physician leadership in making the healthcare system better. His comments have appeared in Fortune, Smart Money, Remedy, Real Simple, and the NY Times. His opinion pieces have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Sacramento Bee and frequently appear on KevinMD and the Health Care Blog. As the only physician in his family, many times his family has benefited from his medical knowledge. As an insider, he increased the chances that they would have good outcomes. This coupled with his business school training gives him a unique perspective not only on the challenges individuals have to stay healthy but also the financial implications to get there. Until healthcare reform improves the American healthcare system, he feels individuals today need to have the vital information necessary to ensure that they are doing the right things so that they and their families stay healthy and get the care they need by spending thoughtfully. Dr. Liu completed his residency training at the Glendale Adventist Family Practice Residency Program. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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