SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Desai, co-founder and chief executive officer of Heal, the fast-growing startup radically transforming the healthcare industry with modern, on-demand doctor house calls, has been appointed as a member of the American Heart Association (AHA) Los Angeles County Division Board of Directors. Nick and his team at Heal will play an active role in helping the AHA increase education and awareness of heart disease, as well as take the necessary steps to reduce heart attacks.
Heal is reinventing the practice of medicine and has proven that doctor house calls can improve medical outcomes, improve the physician and patient relationship, and save the healthcare industry billions of dollars. Heal delivers unhurried and caring doctors to the patient's home or office, 12 hours a day, 365 days a year. Heal is available for an in-network co-pay or an all-inclusive $99 fee. The company is in-network with all PPO and EPO insurance providers.
"I am thrilled to join the AHA's Board because heart disease has touched my family and is a condition I know Heal can help prevent. My mother - a lifelong vegetarian - is a heart attack survivor," said Nick Desai, co-founder and chief executive officer, Heal. "Together, Heal and the AHA can help people lead healthier, happier lives."
In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of more than 800,000 men, women and children every year. Furthermore, one in four American women and men are affected by heart disease and most ignore the symptoms or delay seeing a doctor due to busy schedules.
"Awareness, lifestyle changes and timely access to medical care are critical to the fight against heart disease," says Shawn Casey, affiliate development officer, Los Angeles Division of the American Heart Association. "Nick's background in technology innovation, business leadership and the success of Heal are invaluable to furthering our mission."
For more information about AHA's programs, visit www.heart.org/losangeles.
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.heal.com or download the app from the iTunes App Store and Google Play store.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800- AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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