Meet James Wantuck, MD – Physician and Chief Medical Officer at PlushCare

“I decided to help launch PlushCare because I believe in treating patients as people, not a number.” A New York native, Dr. Wantuck attended the University of Pittsburgh for his undergraduate degree, studying chemistry and neuroscience. He then ventured South to Nashville to attend medical school at Vanderbilt University. “I loved my time in the […]

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6 Hacks to Improve Your Health at Work

How many of you know the daily frustration of showing up to work without having exercised that morning (er…the past few mornings) or eaten a healthy breakfast at home, or at all? It’s easy to get into an unhealthy rut, but don’t let your work schedule drag your health down. Try these hacks to keep […]

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Meet Mark Siy – Customer Service and Operations at PlushCare

“I joined PlushCare because I believe in the company’s goal to increase efficiency in healthcare delivery while providing world-class care.” A recent graduate of UC Berkeley, Mark majored in Public Health during college. This past January, he participated in a Medical Mission to the Philippines, his native country. “Providing health services to underserved communities in […]

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Avoid Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac This Summer

Many of us might be familiar with the saying “leaves of three, let it be.” It’s a good rule to remember during your weekend hike or camping trip. However, there are a few other important facts and helpful tips to keep in mind during your next outdoor exploration. Approximately 85% of Americans are allergic to […]

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Our Mission to Keep Kids Healthy, One Visit at a Time

When my Co-Founder James Wantuck and I first conceptualized PlushCare, our vision was to unite world-class physicians with patients who were seeking affordable and accessible health coverage. Since launching in 2014, I can proudly say that we’ve helped thousands of patients across the country with their healthcare needs. Additionally, we’ve provided a professional and supportive […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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