Post Author: Bayo Curry-Winchell, MD
Bayo Curry-Winchell is a family physician and can be reached on TikTok, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter @DR_BCW. Dr. Curry-Winchell is Medical Director of Community Engagement and Health Equity, Co-Lead of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, and Medical Director of Urgent Care Clinics, Carbon Health and Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV.
Deeply involved with her community, Dr. Curry-Winchell is also the founder, Beyond Clinical Walls, medical director, Washoe County Sexual Assault Response Team, and volunteers as an assistant medical examiner, Washoe County Child Protective Services. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Curry-Winchell joined the Reno Mayor’s Task Force and Governors Medical Advisory Team.
She has received many awards, including the 2022 Healthcare Heroes Award from Nevada Business Magazine, the Community Service Award from Washoe County Medical Society, the 2021 Young Physician Award from Washoe County Medical Society, the 2020 PBS Reno Spotlight Extraordinary Neighbor award, Sierra Nevada’s Top 20 Most Powerful Women award in 2019 and recently named one of 75 Black health care leaders to know by Becker’s Hospital Review and was a TEDx presenter in 2022. She participates in national media interviews and regularly contributes to several publications. She and her husband enjoy life in Reno-Tahoe with their two young girls.
In my recent TEDx Talk titled, Why Black Patients Don’t Trust the Healthcare System, I explored racially-based medical algorithms and their impact on health outcomes for Black patients. As a physician, I believe such algorithms have no place in the modern healthcare system, as they can affect how Black patients are diagnosed and the morbidity and mortality rates in the community.
A study published as recently …