There are so few innovations in primary care. But it’s the entry point to all of your healthcare expenses. There have been three scalable primary care innovations: Telehealth Retail Health clinics (Walgreens, Minute Clinic, etc.) Virtual Primary Care (Sherpaa) These innovations need to be evaluated based on two questions: How capable are they at handling real world problems? How cost-effective are they? Telehealth like Teladoc … Continue reading Virtual Primary Care is 95% as effective as a traditional PCP at less than half the cost.
We recommend reaching out to Sherpaa (Virtual Primary Care) for anything that’s not an emergency. Sherpaa members create cases within Sherpaa’s app for things like “I’m sick” or “I’m hurt.” Within cases, you can send messages, attach photos, see test results, read specialist reports about an in-person visit, approve prescriptions and choose your pharmacy, and learn about your diagnoses. Cases can be simple to complex … Continue reading How Virtual Primary Care Saves Time, Money, and Stress for Simple and Complex Situations
Sherpaa invented and pioneered Virtual Primary Care over the last 7 years. VPC is a new genre of primary care. It’s “mobile-first healthcare.” It is an ongoing relationship you have with the same doctors, that offers cost-effective care conveniently delivered online via a secure, HIPAA-compliant mobile and web app. VPC’s main mode of communication and problem solving is via messaging, photos, health data, phone, and … Continue reading What is Virtual Primary Care?
For nearly a century, people have assumed that primary care doctors were the gatekeepers to health care. As waits to see PCPs ballooned from getting a house call that day to 40-something day waits, PCPs have rightly lost their status. Because we’re an enterprising nation, urgent care centers, retail clinics, ZocDoc, and telehealth arose to fill the demand for accessible care. But all of them … Continue reading A Person’s Entry Point into Healthcare