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Richard Dolinar, M.D.

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Richard O. Dolinar, M.D., is a senior fellow with The Heartland Institute and a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry.

A clinical endocrinologist specializing in diabetes in Phoenix, Arizona, Dolinar earned his Medical Degree from The State University of New York at Buffalo and did his Endocrinology Fellowship at Duke University. His direct interaction with patients for more than 30 years as a physician has nurtured an acute understanding of not only his specialty but also the evolution and current state of the American health care system.

Dolinar speaks frequently throughout the United States on the historical, political, and economic aspects of health care. He has testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and has also given Congressional briefings regarding health care issues. He has presented to state legislators, attorneys general, and various industry groups. He is interviewed frequently by local and national media, including CNN, CBS, and PBS.

Dolinar’s articles and opinion pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Health Care News, and Diabetes Research. He is co-author of the book Diabetes 101, now in its third edition.

He is a member of the board of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and serves on its National Legislative and Regulatory Committee. He is also the chair of its Future of Health Care Task Force. Dolinar is a member of numerous other professional and civic organizations. In the past he was president of the Arizona Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Dolinar served as a flight surgeon in the Vietnam War and is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel.

Recent Articles and Publications

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February 1, 2016
By Richard Dolinar, M.D.
How can it be that the same exact prescription drug can have such markedly different prices?Recently, my patients with commercial insurance were paying $15 out of pocket per vial for analogue rapid-acting insulin.
December 26, 2011
By Richard Dolinar, M.D.
When flying, many people secure their luggage better than they secure their children. It seldom makes much difference. Unfortunately, many choose to do the same regarding immunization, where the risks are much greater and more widespread.

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