Dr. Curry-Winchell: A Medical Contributor Going Beyond Clinical Walls
- TEDx Speaker
- Founder of Beyond Clinical Walls
- Medical Contributor
- Board Certified Family Medicine Physician
- Urgent Care Medical Director
Regarding exceptional medical expertise and a commitment beyond clinical walls, Dr. Curry-Winchell, also known as Dr. BCW, stands out as a remarkable figure. With an impressive background, extensive community involvement, as well as a trailblazing approach to healthcare, Dr. Curry-Winchell’s impact reaches far beyond her medical practice. Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell always pushes boundaries whether working as a physician, providing insights as a medical contributor or acting as a health advocate.
Dr. Curry-Winchell’s obtained her medical degree from Ross University, followed by completion of residency at the University of Nevada Reno Family Medicine in 2015. Since then, she has worked as a board-certified practicing physician in her community with a passion for medicine and health equity. Dr. BCW’s commitment to patient care and community well-being has of course been the cornerstone of her career. Dr. Curry-Winchell’s influence extends far beyond the traditional clinical setting. Her work as the Medical Director of Community Engagement and Health Equity and as Co-lead of DEIB for Carbon Health further drove her commitment to focusing on initiatives bridging the gap between medical care and community involvement.
She doubled down on her dedication to improving health literacy and health equity and ensuring that underrepresented voices are heard. Dr. BCW continues to serve as the Medical Director for Saint Mary’s Urgent Care Group in Reno, NV, and with the Washoe County Sexual Assault Response Team as well as an Assistant Medical Examiner for Washoe County Child Protective Services, highlighting her dedication to serving vulnerable populations and promoting comprehensive community well-being.
Outside the Clinic
Dr. Curry-Winchell’s broad influence and extensive engagements also take her outside the clinical setting. As a medical contributor, she is frequently featured on national news broadcasts like NBC, Scripps News, BBC, and CNN. She has also given 2 TEDx talks which have provided powerful insights into health equity issues and garnered thousands of views.
Dr. Curry-Winchell is a regular contributor for the Nevada Independent. Providing health based articles to share accurate health information on trending health topics, promote health literacy and advocate for health equity. You can find her Nevada Independent articles here
Dr. BCW is a frequent public speaker providing keynote talks and webinars, participating in round table discussions with other thought leaders, and lending her expertise and personal insights to national conferences and companies. Of course, Dr. Curry-Winchell’s dedication to improving healthcare access and equity is evident in all her endeavors.
Beyond Clinical Walls
In 2022 Dr. Curry-Winchell started Beyond Clinical Walls. Beyond Clincal Walls is a social media platform targeted at sharing accurate and credible health information with younger audiences and underserved populations through free, entertaining, and engaging short-form content to help bring health information to audiences that might not otherwise have access to other health information. She is incredibly proud of the impact and reach this platform has accomplished and is constantly working to grow the Beyond Clinical Walls reach. Whether on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, you can find Dr_BCW and the Beyond Clinical Walls platform.
In 2023 Dr. Curry-Winchell also started the Beyond Clinical Walls PODCAST to provide a more in-depth review of topics requiring conversation. Taking on issues like medication-assisted weight loss, Parkinson’s disease, and hate speech in Social Media, the Beyond Clinical Walls PODCAST continues Dr. BCW’s efforts to grow health literacy.
Advocacy and Leadership: A Multifaceted Approach
Dr. Curry-Winchell’s impact isn’t limited to her clinical practice; she is also an active member of various boards, including:
- Washoe County Medical Society – Acting President
- Nevada State Medical Society
- The Nevada Academy of Family Physicians
- Public Broadcasting Station, Reno-Tahoe
- Community Health Alliance
- UNR Alumni Association
- Centene / Silver Summit
Her participation reflects her unwavering commitment to enhancing medical practices and advocating for positive change.
During the challenging COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. BCW’s dedication shone brightly as she joined the Reno Mayor’s task force and the Governor’s Medical Advisory team. Her involvement in local non-profits and charities underscores her passion for making a difference and addressing healthcare disparities head-on. She worked tirelessly to provide continued medical care to the community while simultaneously helping coordinate vaccine clinics in under-served areas bringing treatment to people in need in the places they live.
Recognition and Accolades
Of course, Dr. BCW’s exceptional contributions have not gone unnoticed. She has been recognized by prominent organizations and publications, including:
- 2023 Woman to Watch by Nevada Business Magazine
- 2023 Top Black Healthcare Leaders to Know by Beckers Hospital Review
- 2022 Healthcare Hero by Nevada Business Magazine
- 2022 Top Black Healthcare Leaders to Know by Beckers Hospital Review
- 2021 Community Service Award from Washoe County Medical Society
- 2021 Young Physician Award & Boundary Breaker from the American Academy of Family Physicians
- 2021 PBS Reno Spotlight Extraordinary Neighbor Award
- 2019 Sierra Nevada’s Top 20 Most Powerful Women
- 2018 Top 20 under 40 Brightest Leaders by the Young Professionals Network.
A Fulfilling Life in Reno-Tahoe
Beyond her professional career, Dr. Curry-Winchell also enjoys life in Reno-Tahoe alongside her husband and their two girls. Her passion for community and making a positive impact in the lives of others continue to define her journey.
In conclusion, Dr. Curry-Winchell, known as Dr. BCW, is a shining example of a physician whose influence extends beyond clinical walls.
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