SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Heal, the on-demand app for doctor house calls, announced today that it has added Dr. Drew Pinsky to its Board of Advisors. Dr. Drew, board-certified internist and addiction medicine specialist, is one of the most respected and popular media experts on medical issues. Dr. Drew will play an active role in advancing Heal's mission to provide all Americans with access to high-quality medical care.
Dr. Drew brings a proven track record of experience to Heal's Board of Advisors. In his new role, Dr. Drew will advise on Heal's patient services, doctor recruitment methods and weigh in on current medical issues across various patient demographics, especially today's youth.
"Medicine has been searching for ways to motivate patients to access well trained primary care physicians rather than clog the emergency delivery system. Heal is that motivator," said Dr. Drew Pinsky. "For physicians, Heal helps solve the slump in professional satisfaction while delivering high quality physician services on-demand wherever you are. I am thrilled to participate in this medical innovation."
"We are thrilled to have Dr. Drew join our Board as his experience will prove invaluable as we continue to grow Heal and improve patient care nationwide," said Dr. Renee Dua, co-founder and chief medical officer, Heal. "Dr. Drew's core belief is that all people deserve high quality medical care. He has demonstrated that commitment year after year, across all of his endeavors and he has never stopped seeing his own patients. That approach to patient care syncs up exactly with ours at Heal."
Prior to joining Heal's Board of Advisors, Dr. Drew starred on VH1's reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and was heard on the nationally syndicated radio show Loveline where he has entertained radio audiences with his humor and guidance for over 30 years. He currently hosts Dr. Drew on HLN, Dr. Drew Midday Live on KABC-790 Talk Radio, and multiple podcasts where he addresses some of the most pressing topics of our time. Dr. Drew is also a practicing physician, an emeritus member of the staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., and recently received the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Distinguished Alumni Merit Award.
Heal is fixing the broken healthcare system in the United States by creating quick access to high-quality urgent, primary, and preventative care physicians. Heal delivers comprehensive and unhurried doctor's appointments to a patient's home or office on-demand for $99 or an in-network co-pay for most insurance plans. At the click of a button, licensed physicians are available, seven days a week any time from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., for anything a patient might require during a traditional office visit.
Heal has seen significant growth since its launch in February 2015. The Heal app is now available to approximately 29 million people throughout California in regions spanning from San Francisco to San Diego. The company also plans to expand operations to 10-15 additional metro areas this year.
Please visit www.getheal.com for more information.
The pioneer in on-demand primary health services, Heal provides patients with affordable access to world-class physicians in the comfort of their home or office. Heal connects patients with fully vetted and licensed pediatricians and family practice doctors who arrive in under two hours and can see any member of the family for only $99 or an in-network co-pay. Visit www.getheal.com or download the app from the iTunes App Store and Google Play store.
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