Sean Lehmann, DPM
Dr. Sean Lehmann attended the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University (Iowa) where he earned both a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and a Master's degree in healthcare administration. He then completed a surgical residency program at Lakewood Regional Medical Center near Long Beach, California. Soon after opening his practice in the summer of 2000, Sean and his wife Michelle bought a home in Carson City, Nevada. Sean is an avid runner, currently coaches track at Carson High School, and particularly enjoys running with his wife and their two sons. He is also a member of the Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission, and further enjoys skiing, hiking, basketball, traveling, and flying.
Nevada State News
By Steve Sebelius | Las Vegas Review-Journal, Aug. 20, 2016
During the Democratic primary, as Bernie Sanders battled Hillary Clinton for the nomination, a strong disagreement emerged over health care. Sanders — who has supported a single-payer health care system similar to those in Canada and Great Britain — asked voters why America can’t do the same thing.
By Sean Lehmann, D.P.M. | Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal
The Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) has had some successes. Yet perhaps the biggest failure is leaving private, for-profit insurance companies involved in the delivery of health care. In our current system, these companies are middlemen — and as such, drive up the cost of care for all of us.
Interview with Dr. Sean Lehmann | Nevada Newsmakers
This link will take you to a video interview with Dr. Sean Lehmann, chair of the Nevada chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, by host Sam Shad. The segment with Dr. Lehmann begins at the 2:36-minute mark.
By Sarah C. Heiner, M.D. | Las Vegas Business Press
What is our system of health care for? Is it just another commodity, as this country has essentially handled it apart from the federal programs that cover the poor, children under 18 and the elderly? Or, is it meant to deliver an essential service to a nation’s people, understanding that the nature of this service will at all times be complicated, capricious and never profitable?
By Sean Lehmann, D.P.M. | Nevada Appeal
I began practice as a sole practitioner nearly 16 years ago. One of my first workplaces was the Fallon Tribal Clinic. The family practice doctor at that clinic told me it was a “grave mistake” when we decided as a country that health care would be treated as a for-profit commodity. During the years I have learned he was definitely right. I have had the unique perspective of being on the front lines of health care as both a provider and consumer.
By Joanne Leovy, M.D. | Las Vegas Sun
In the U.S., we spend nearly twice as much per person as other advanced countries, yet we have a greater chronic disease burden and are more likely to die in infancy and as young and middle-aged adults. Obamacare did not help control excessive costs of medical tests, hospital care or medications. It certainly did not help to relieve your doctor of excessive administrative burdens.