Everyone, not just doctors, having access to medical information is one of the most profound cultural changes in our nation’s health. It’s one that I welcome. There’s a ton of health content out there on the internet. Some is good, some is ok, and some is just plain wrong. And it’s nearly impossible for google to gauge quality. But with this profound change, comes another need:

I believe it’s our role as doctors to curate and guide our patients to the best information available to us all. I call it information therapy.

We should be sending you to the best information, the best opinion, and the best tools you can use to understand and manage your health. It is a new and necessary role we have as doctors practicing in the age of the internet. So we just launched this feature in Sherpaa’s app. Here’s a screenshot of it. It’s simple, but profound. Here’s what your doctor thinks is the best of the internet, exclusively for you. We even recommend the best iPhone apps to help you manage your migraines. Your doctor, prescribing apps. Welcome to the future.

A friend of mine grew up in Hawaii. When Obama was under fire for his citizenship and he released his birth certificate, my friend Marc was surprised to see that the listed address was his childhood house. It turns out that my friend’s father rented out the back cottage to Obama’s mother. Amazing.

One of my favorite things about Sherpaa is the Soho office. All 12 of us are like one big happy family. Mostly because every Friday, Dr. Ida Santana bakes something amazing for the team. It was whoopie pies today and a chocolate coffee bundt cake last Friday. Last Friday’s cake was for our highly anticipated “Mark as Unread Party!” celebrating David, our backend developer’s exceptional skills quickly delivering such a highly anticipated feature on the doctor side of our app. Secondarily, it was also our front end developer Joey’s birthday. He turned thirty-onederful.