Advocacy, Passion, and Politics. Known as “America’s Eye Doctor,” Dr. Dorothy Hitchmoth sits down with @DoctorEyeHealth Joseph Allen, OD, to discuss why she is so passionate about patient advocacy and public policy. She is a nationally recognized, award-winning professor, lecturer and patient advocate who has worked as a physician executive in large hospital (VA) and multi-practice networks for over 26 years. She is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience as a health systems data and quality analyst and has expertise in government policy, health insurance regulatory forces and payment modeling in product development. She travels to Washington D.C. often to work with politicians and policy makers to ensure patients come first in our healthcare system. She also owns a healthcare consulting business that focuses on innovation in telehealth, artificial intelligence, and healthcare quality outcomes.