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My latest post after returning from France
I am returning from a prolonged trip in France visiting my son, daughter-in-law and nine month old granddaughter followed by a few days in Amsterdam. In many ways, the trip has been an emotional journey more than anything els...
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After a two month hiatus, my latest blog
Closing one chapter and opening another is an opportunity for reflection. I have used the two months since I last wrote a post to determine how I can continue to have an impact on health care, while having the most fun as my...
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For the past nine years, I have been involved in building a company, Accolade, dedicated to experiencing the health care journey through the eyes of each unique individual and family who are in need. Starting with a one room...
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A new survey commissioned by Accolade (I am Chief Medical Officer and a founder of Accolade) performed by Harris Interactive (the Harris Poll people) attempts to answer that question. From a medical vantage point, it may see...
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I learned early in my business career, after being in medical practice that the way business people and medical people communicate is very different. Besides having fundamentally different languages, clinical people tend to ...
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For many years, healthcare management has focused on the small percentage of people who drive very high costs. I admit that I have never been comfortable with that formulation. I could never get past the reality that peopl...
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Healthcare, Humanism and the Humanities
I am returning from a
prolonged trip in France visiting my son, daughter-in-law and nine month old
granddaughter followed by a few days in Amsterdam. In many ways, the trip has
been an emotional journey more than anything else as my wife and I were able to
...
I am returning from a prolonged trip in France visiting my son, daughter-in-law and nine month old granddaughter followed by a few days in Amsterdam. In many ways, the trip has been an emotional journey more than anything els...
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The Balancing Act of Health Care
Closing one chapter and opening another is an opportunity
for reflection.  I have used the two
months since I last wrote a post to determine how I can continue to have an
impact on health care, while having the most fun as my work and life journey
continues...
Closing one chapter and opening another is an opportunity for reflection. I have used the two months since I last wrote a post to determine how I can continue to have an impact on health care, while having the most fun as my...
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Moving On
For the past nine years, I have been involved in building a
company, Accolade, dedicated to experiencing the health care journey through
the eyes of each unique individual and family who are in need.  Starting with a one room office, and a small
team led by...
For the past nine years, I have been involved in building a company, Accolade, dedicated to experiencing the health care journey through the eyes of each unique individual and family who are in need. Starting with a one room...
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What Does the Patient/Consumer/Beneficiary/Person (pick your word) Care about when Accessing Care?
A new
survey commissioned by Accolade (I am Chief Medical Officer and a founder
of Accolade) performed by Harris Interactive (the Harris Poll people) attempts
to answer that question.  From a medical
vantage point, it may seem like a simple, obvious questio...
A new survey commissioned by Accolade (I am Chief Medical Officer and a founder of Accolade) performed by Harris Interactive (the Harris Poll people) attempts to answer that question. From a medical vantage point, it may see...
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The Place of Passion in the Business of Health Care
I learned early in my business career, after being in
medical practice that the way business people and medical people communicate is
very different.  Besides having
fundamentally different languages, clinical people tend to be more emotional in
their appro...
I learned early in my business career, after being in medical practice that the way business people and medical people communicate is very different. Besides having fundamentally different languages, clinical people tend to ...
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The Cost of Care When Nothing is Wrong
For many years, healthcare management has focused on the small
percentage of people who drive very high costs.   I admit that I have
never been comfortable with that formulation.  I could never get past the
reality that people who are spending the most mone...
For many years, healthcare management has focused on the small percentage of people who drive very high costs. I admit that I have never been comfortable with that formulation. I could never get past the reality that peopl...
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physician entrepreneur and master of the complexity of the health system
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  • Accolade
    Chief Medical Officer and Founding Management Team, 2007 - 2016
  • Medica
    Chief Medical Officer, 2016 - present
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Husband, Father, Grandfather, Physician, Health Care Entrepreneur
Introduction
Live in Atlanta, Work in Philadelphia, love my family and try to help those in need with the health care system
Education
  • Bronx High School of Science
    1966 - 1969
  • New York University
    English, Biology, 1969 - 1973
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medicine, 1973 - 1977
  • University of Chicago
    Medical Residency, 1977 - 1980
  • Harvard Medical School
    GI and Nutrition Fellowship, 1980 - 1982
  • Northwestern University
    Business, 1987 - 1989
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617-519-1485
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