Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

Are you among the 37.2 million Americans planning to kick off summer with some much needed R&R this Memorial Day weekend? If so, perhaps you could benefit from a few healthy travel tips to make sure you don’t pick up any unwelcome souvenirs as a result of spending hours cooped up in a plan, train, […]

Phoebe Byers

Meet George Rudy, MD, PhD – Physician at PlushCare

“I joined PlushCare because I’ve had an interest in telemedicine for several years. The convenient model appealed to me.” A Yale, Stanford, and UCSF graduate, Dr. George Rudy began practicing medicine in 1978. Currently a member of the American Telemedicine Association, Dr. Rudy had his first encounter with telemedicine thirty years ago…on a sailboat. “In […]

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Meet Patrick Hamann – Customer Service and Operations at PlushCare

“I joined PlushCare because I think it’s important for everyone to have a low-cost, high-quality healthcare option.” A recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Patrick studied Political Science and History in undergrad, joining PlushCare in 2014. After establishing a customer service department at PlushCare, Patrick’s grown the team over the past year […]

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5 Simple Steps to Avoid a Hangover This Weekend

While it’s true that the best way to avoid a hangover is to not drink in the first place, there are moments when that good judgement is pushed aside for a night of fun. If you’re set on a tasty bottle of red wine with dinner or a night of Moscow mules with friends, we’ve […]

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Founder Notes / U.S. healthcare

Happy Physicians, Happy Patients

How Patients & Physicians Suffer in America’s Healthcare System Last week, my Co-Founder and PlushCare CMO James Wantuck, MD wrote about how the current American health system does little to look out for the interest of its patients – the very people the system is supposed to help. Instead of creating an open and safe […]

Ryan McQuaid

Power to the Patient

The current US health system is not a patient driven model. In fact, the power lies in the hands of employers, health insurance providers, device manufacturers, hospitals — basically every entity except for the patient, the one who receives and ultimately pays considerably for the care. Physicians provide a service to the patient, but the […]

James Wantuck

Meet Linda Anegawa, MD – Physician at PlushCare

“I joined PlushCare to explore the role of technology in serving unmet healthcare needs.” A graduate of Stanford’s Internal Medicine Residency, U. Penn (MD and MS), and Barnard College, Dr. Anegawa has 13 years experience in primary and urgent care and recently added obesity medicine to her practice. “I was drawn to this new specialty […]

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How Did America’s Employer-Based Health Insurance System Come to Exist?

Do you know how America came to be the only developed country in the world with employer-based health insurance? If not, you’re not alone. It was the result of an accident more than anything else, and can be best explained in conjunction with three defining events that occurred during the first half of the 20th […]

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3 Healthy and Savory Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and if you haven’t had time to grab a gift, you can always make one…in your kitchen! Besides, what’s better than a home-cooked meal followed by a relaxing afternoon with family? No crowds means more quality time with mom. Checkout these 3 healthy and savory brunch recipes to make this […]

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6 Crazy Truths About Healthcare in America

You’ve probably heard that Americans spend more on healthcare than any other country in the world, but exactly how much are we spending on healthcare and what are some other harsh truths about the healthcare system and health spending in this country? Read on to find out what we discovered. 1. We Skip Doctor’s Visits […]

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