PlushCare editorial medical review process
At PlushCare, we envision a world where everyone has access to reliable, up-to-date, and trustworthy medical information. We aim to bridge the gap between patients and medical knowledge, fostering informed decisions and promoting holistic well-being.
Our mission is to provide accurate, comprehensive, and compassionate medical content that meets the highest standards of quality and integrity. Through the expertise of our dedicated team, we strive to empower our readers with the knowledge they need to lead healthier lives.
The content review process for PlushCare is crucial in ensuring the accuracy, reliability, and relevance of the information provided to users. This process typically involves multiple stages to maintain high standards of medical content.
Board-certified doctors and licensed therapists: A team of board-certified physicians and licensed therapists from the top 50 U.S. medical schools review all our medical content. They review and actively contribute, bringing their invaluable experience to guarantee accuracy and up-to-date medical insight.
Medically accurate information: We prioritize scholarly articles, peer-reviewed studies, and authoritative health organizations as our primary sources of information. This ensures our insights are based on the latest medical research and consensus within the medical community.
Quality assurance: Medicine and healthcare are ever-evolving fields. We continually review and update our content to ensure it remains current with the latest clinical information regarding treatment procedures and protocols.
Here's a look at our comprehensive process.
1. Initial research: Every article starts with thorough research, using only the most reputable sources and scholarly articles.
2. Writing by specialized content creators: Our writers, many with backgrounds in health and science, draft content with a keen focus on clarity and validity, citing resources where appropriate.
3. Medical review: Before publishing, each piece is reviewed by our team of board-certified doctors to ensure clinical accuracy. Our doctors ensure that all medical advice and insights align with established medical standards and adhere to current treatment guidelines. By doing this, we provide that the advice is accurate but also safe and practical for our readers.
4. Feedback loop: Our writers and medical reviewers work in tandem. If any updates or clarifications are needed, they collaborate closely, refining the content until it meets our rigorous standards.
5. Ongoing updates: With the field of health and medicine continually evolving, our commitment doesn’t end once an article is published. We routinely revisit and update our content to ensure it remains accurate, relevant, and reflective of the latest medical insights.
At PlushCare, our editorial standards are more than just guidelines – they reflect our commitment to your health and well-being. Trust in our content, knowing board-certified doctors, rigorous processes, and the latest medical knowledge back it.
Specialized clinical expertise and insight
Our clinicians’ expertise is crucial in curating content that resonates with our readers' needs. We rely on the judgment of professionals who have dedicated their clinical careers to a particular specialty. Their invaluable contributions ensure that our content educates readers with authoritative insights, facilitating informed decisions and fostering holistic well-being.
Mari Carlo Manzana, MD
A summa cum laude graduate from Baylor University's honors college, Dr. Manzana earned his medical degree at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He is passionate about family medicine and aims to keep his patients healthy and happy.
Stephen Vogel, MD
A Davidson College graduate, Dr. Vogel completed his MD at Wake Forest and was board-certified in Family Medicine at Stanford. He believes in the importance of a solid patient-physician relationship to deliver effective medical care.
Stacy Doyle, MD
Dr. Mitchell Doyle attended the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center. With over 20 years of practice experience, she has an additional focus on nutritional medicine.
Jessica Saberman, MD
Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Saberman graduated from Colorado College and earned her medical degree from Mayo Medical School. She did her family medicine residency at the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. With over 21 years of experience in full-spectrum primary care, including prenatal care and delivery, care of infants and children, young families, and end-of-life care, she builds trust through mutual respect and partnership.
Mark Horowitz, MD
A board-certified family physician with 32 years of practice in New York City, Dr. Horowitz is also a medical consultant to the City University of New York. His practice spans up to three generations of the same families, and he is known for his clinical skills, attentive listening, and effective communication.
Meredith Bourne, MD
Originally from Madison, WI, Dr. Bourne is a family physician and Ithaca transplant. She spent 8 years in Minneapolis, MN, training, teaching, and practicing full-spectrum family medicine, from delivering babies to providing end-of-life care. She believes in the power of community and that, as the late Senator Paul Wellstone said, “we all do better when we all do better."
Eugene Tutko, MD
A U.S. Navy medical scholarship recipient, Dr. Tutko graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1995. With over 20 years as a Navy Staff physician, he cared for active-duty personnel and their families, delivered babies, and managed inpatient care. He views medicine as building relationships through shared life moments.
Michelle Turk, LMFT
PlushCare’s therapy lead, Michelle Turk, graduated with her Master’s in Counseling from California State University, Fresno. She has seven years of experience working with diverse clients and is proficient in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. She is passionate about destigmatizing mental health treatment.
Our commitment to you.
PlushCare is dedicated to providing you with accurate and trustworthy health information.
Research from sources you can trust
Medical reviews by field experts
Frequent content updates