Dallas’ own Dr. James Pinckney is soon to be on a ten-episode show called Chasing the Cure with Ann Curry on TNT and TBS. Pinckney is a family medicine and founder of direct primary care practice Diamond Physicians, with four locations in North Texas.
The Plano native was selected to help behind the scenes and on camera as part of the medical panel for Curry’s return to live television. The show will look at unsolved diagnoses and other complex medical conditions.
Part of Pinckney’s role will be to work in the “Crowd Cure Center” for the live show, where viewers can connect via call, text, or social media if they have insight or information on the case being presented. He will also be a part of a regular healthcare panel to discuss and analyze the patient.
Pinckney was featured in a 2017 Dallas Morning News story about the direct primary care model, or as he calls it, membership medicine. The piece raised his profile, and he is now invited to speak all over the country and on television, and was recently invited to the White House to spread the news of direct primary care and the misplaced incentives in the healthcare industry. Pinckney is passionate about reforming the healthcare system and a return to the free market for primary care.
“I know this is the future of primary care in America,” he says.
For the next three months, Pinckney will be commuting between Los Angeles and Dallas to film and continue to run the businesses, where he still sees patients with a fourth of his time.
The show will debut August 8 at 8pm central time, live on TNT and TBS.