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About Us 

Medical professionals who understand
the motion picture industry

Paul Heinzelmann, MD, MPH, DTM&H (Medical Director)

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“Dr. Paul” has been providing healthcare services to cast and crew since 2007 – both in-person and virtually through telemedicine. He attended the University of Wisconsin and the Harvard School of Public Health, and has been an Urgent Care and Primary Care Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital since 2005. He lives in Boston and is currently producing a documentary called Safe Sets. This film examines the health and safety challenges of working in the entertainment industry.

  • MD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

  • MPH - Harvard School of Public Health (International Health)

  • DTM&H (Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene) – Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and The Royal College of Physicians, London

  • Clinical Fellow in Telemedicine - Harvard Medical School

  • Instructor, Part-Time - Harvard Medical School (2007-2020)

  • Former member – Teamsters local 344

  • Licensed in MA, CA, NY, RI

  • Member of the American Academy of Lifestyle Medicine and the American College of Healthcare Executives

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Traci Doherty, NP, MPH

Traci Doherty is a seasoned Family Nurse Practitioner who understands the demands of working in the motion picture industry. She earned her MSN at Johns Hopkins University and her MPH in International Health & Tropical Medicine from Tulane University. With over 20 years of clinical experience in Urgent Care and Travel Health, she plays a strong role on the SetMD Care team. Traci has worked and traveled all over the world as a nurse and a nurse practitioner. She loves meeting new people and hearing their stories – a documentarian at heart! In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family, hike with her dog, and play tennis.

Richard Handley, MD, MBA, MHQS, MFA, PA-C, FACHE

Dr. Handley is a Harvard-trained and board-certified executive leader, physician by training, licensed and board-certified PA, veteran Naval Officer, and award-winning filmmaker, having written and produced films for Sony and Lionsgate Entertainment. He currently works with the Harvard Medical School interviewing and assessing physician candidates applying to their Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Program, the same program from which he graduated. He’s also an adjunct professor to burgeoning MFA/MBA film students at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, where he teaches film producing, set health, and safety.

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Annie Brewster, MD

Annie is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, a practicing Internist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Founder and Executive Director of Health Story Collaborative, a nonprofit committed to empowering patients and their loved ones, building community, strengthening patient-provider connections, and ultimately transforming healthcare through storytelling. She has provided a high level of care to film and TV productions through her work at SetMD Care.

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