Having received his B.A. from Tufts University and his M.D. from Temple University, Dr. Albenberg continued his southerly decent to Charleston, SC, to pursue a residency in family medicine and subsequently enter private practice. Considering himself a premature casualty of a broken system, he retreated from a high-volume, traditional practice in December 2002. Out of both hope and desperation, he envisioned and founded Access Healthcare, LLC, South Carolina's first Concierge Medicine family practice in early 2003. Since then, Dr. Albenberg has become passionate about the future of direct practices and endeavors to convey his success with direct practice to his struggling contemporaries looking for better options. In January 2004 he founded the National Organization of Retail Medicine (NORM), which in 2004 merged with the American Society for Concierge Physicians (ASCP) to form SIMPD - the Society for Innovative Medical Practice Design where he presently sits on the Board of Directors. His recent speaking engagements include MGMA, Pri-Med, AAPS, and SIMPD.