General and vascular surgeon in private practice outside Boston for over 20 years, from a family of surgeons, created a digital health technology platform that connects patients directly to physicians for a transparent price. Paula is a women's health advocate, disrupter, and passionate about fixing healthcare.
Good patient care, teaching/mentoring young physicians and women
More than 100 miles
I speak for the exposure for myself and my company
Taking my surgical boards in labor (and passing)
As a surgeon in solo, private practice, I always paid attention to how difficult it was for patients to get to a specialist and for doctors to process insurance payments. The costs were out of balance on both sides. One day I read an article in the Sunday NY Times about a woman who twisted her ankle in Manhattan, went to the ER, then dutifully to her primary, who promptly referred her to an "in network" specialist in Connecticut. She had no way of getting there on crutches, googled orthopedic surgeons, found a dozen in a two block radius, saw one, paid cash, and said why can't it just be like that? And I thought about it and said why can't it be simple? That's when UBERDOC was born.