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Episode 70: Dr. Maryal Concepcion (She/Her) of Big Trees MD - Arnold, CA

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

Direct Primary Care Doctor


*** 12/2022 UPDATE on Big Trees MD***

Episode #113: Dr. Amber Beckenhauer & Dr. Maryal Concepcion


Dr. Maryal Concepcion is CEO and Founder at Big Trees MD
Dr. Maryal Concepcion

A Sacramento native, Dr. Maryal Concepcion (she/her) is a Filipinx creator and connector. She attended the University of California at Davis where she graduated in 2005 with a double major in Anthropology (BS) and Evolution & Ecology (BA). She had an unforgettable time as a California transplant when she got her MD at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. It was there she discovered hayrack rides, found her husband, Dr. Jeremiah Fillo, and discovered her love of rural family medicine.

Her residency training was in the unopposed family medicine program at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, a training extension through the UC Davis Medical School. During her time in training, she returned to Brodstone Memorial Hospital in rural Superior Nebraska to complete proficiency training in performing colonoscopies as part of her rural family medicine concentration.

After residency, she moved to Arnold, CA (home of Calaveras Big Trees State Park) where she worked under the fee for service model with her Husband doing full-scope care for over five years. Though grateful for her experience in this role, she was driven to seek a better way of life and a desire to practice insurance-free medicine and that was when she discovered DPC.

She is the founder and host of the podcast My DPC Story, the award-winning weekly podcast that educates and inspires by featuring DPC and direct care physicians. Find it at and on all major podcasting platforms.

Most recently, she became the CEO and wearer-of-all-the-other-hats at Big Trees MD, the first Direct Primary Care in Arnold, a rural town of about 4,000 in the Stanislaus National Forest located in Northern California. Her clinic was created as a telemedicine and home visit model without a brick and mortar space.

But, the title she is most proud of is being a Mama to Asher & Nolan, her two ridiculously awesome and cuddly boys!

A zoom meeting with Dr. Beckenhauer and Dr. Concepcion
Dr. Beckenhauer and Dr. Concepcion with Joe Grundy at a DPC Alliance Meeting sitting next to each other!


AAFP Family Doc Focus Article

Featuring Dr. Concepcion:



- Dr. Eric Miller of Paladina Health at the 2019 HINT Summit

- DPC Summit - July 15-17th, 2022

- Nuts & Bolts Conference by Docs 4 Patient Care

- DPC Frontier - the go to resource for legal articles, the DPC Mapper and more by Dr. Phil Eskew


Contact Dr. Concepcion HERE

See Dr. Concepcion's practice, Big Trees MD, HERE and you can call/text her at 209.653.2135.


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