Dr. Julie Gunther is a Board Certified family physician who has owned her own independent direct primary care practice in Boise Idaho since 2014. She completed her undergraduate work at Harvard University, pre-med work in a post-baccaularate program at Vanderbilt and earned her MD from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a breast cancer survivor, a mom and an entrepreneur. Dr. Gunther has worked extensively to help educate, mentor and advocate for her patients, for healthcare as a whole and for physicians.
Her book, Sparks Start Fires is a conversational how-to for physicians wanting to open their own cash-priced practice. She has been featured in national and regional publications including Forbes, Medical Economics, Reason TV, NPR, The Idaho Statesman, Idaho Business Review among many others. She routinely speaks on behalf of physicians and to physicians about healthcare entrepreneurship and innovation.
She is current President of the Direct Primary Care Alliance, past Vice President of the DPCA and previously lobbied for healthcare payment reform as a Board Member of The Direct Primary Care Coalition. Dr Gunther’s latest creation, in conjunction with other physicians of the DPCA are a national series of 2 day “Masterminds” for physicians, by physicians to learn about business, entrepreneurship and independent medical practice.