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Medboard Matters Podcast

In this episode of MedBoard Matters, Host, Jean Fisher Brinkley talks with Clare Studwell, Founder & CEO of Flow Strategy about the survey results from our 2023 Licensee Survey. The Board asked providers to weigh in on topics ranging from their employment challenges to changes in opioid prescribing to implementation of telemedicine in their practices. Listen in and see what we learned.

Posted September 28, 2023 | 
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  1. Link to 8-hour Addiction Medicine Learning Series: Meeting the DEA Requirement of the MATE Act
  2.  Download a .pdf of the 2023 Licensee Survey Results

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Hosts and Guests

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Communications Director, North Carolina Medical Board

Jean Fisher Brinkley

Jean Fisher Brinkley is NCMB’s Communications Director, a role that involves developing and overseeing production of communications materials and strategies needed to enhance public and professional awareness and understanding of the Board and its mission. She joined NCMB in 2008, after an 11-year career in newspaper journalism, most of it dedicated to reporting on medicine, health policy and the business aspects of health care.

Brinkley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and two daughters.

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Clare Studwell

Founder & CEO, Flow Strategy

Clare Studwell, Flow Strategy

Clare Studwell, Flow Strategy founder, leverages her innate curiosity and strong research acumen to help clients achieve great things. With 20 years of professional experience, Clare has led research initiatives across a broad range of industry verticals, including advertising and branding agencies, apparel, computer hardware and peripherals, consumer goods, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare and insurance, information technology, retail, and utilities.

With combined supplier-side and client-side experience, Clare possesses a unique understanding of the day-to-day challenges our clients face. A well-rounded researcher and strategic thinker, Clare empathizes with the harsh reality of big demands on small budgets, and will serve as your partner-in-crime to meet these demands.

For more information about Flow Strategy, please email or visit