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These Founders Provide Underserved Communities Free At-Home Testing For Sexually Transmitted Diseases Through HealthyMD

Co-founders Clifford W. Knights II and Steve Vixamar have launched various ventures in the health space, but now they have something else up their sleeves. With several IMG Health Clinic storefronts already under their belt, the two expanded their efforts with sexual Telehealth platform HealthyMD.

May 22, 2023

'This Is Me Doing Something About It' — Giannis Antetokounmpo Has Made A $1M Investment In An Effort To Make Healthcare Accessible

NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo is working to ensure underserved communities will receive quality and affordable healthcare. We are proud to announce that superstar basketball player @Giannis_An34 has joined #AntidoteHealth as we revolutionize #healthcare in the U.S. — Antidote Health (@AntidoteAI) August 10, 2022

Aug 11, 2022

Dr. Amira Ogunleye Teams Up With SmileDirectClub To Make Quality Dental Care Accessible

On a mission to advocate for healthier smiles, SmileDirectClub — the first MedTech platform for teeth straightening — will be partnering with cosmetic dentist Dr. Amira Ogunleye. According to a press release, Dr. Amira Ogunleye, who has worked with patients like LeBron James, Michelle Williams, and Dwyane Wade, will advocate for increased access to cost-friendly, effective, and safe dental care. The oral thought leader will also educate patients and colleagues to highlight the innovative telehealth platform. “I’m thrilled to partner with SmileDirectClub as we share a deeply rooted value and purpose-driven passion for increasing access to quality dental care, in addition to a desire to create more diversity in the dental industry,” said Dr. Amira Ogunleye in a press statement. “As a graduate of Howard University, leading dental professional and mentor, I know how much representation in the industry matters, as well as how important it is for ensuring equitable access to care. I look...

Dec 9, 2021

America's Only Solo-Founded Black Telehealth Company Is Helping Communities of Color Get Proper Medical Care

Though the concept of telehealth became wildly popular amid the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual health services have been around for years to give patients easy access to their healthcare providers online. While these services are available to all, patients in Black and communities of color still struggle to get the proper medical care they need without leaving their homes. According to a study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association last year, their data showed that Black people were more likely to self-report telehealth use in response to the pandemic than white people. However, the systemic racism that exists within the healthcare system still makes it difficult for Black and people of color to acquire telehealth tools. This issue is partly what motivated the creation of Certintell — a care management company that enables safety-net providers to make a lasting impact on the health of underserved patients through telehealth. As the only solo-founded...

Jun 9, 2021

How HealNow is Bridging the Digital Gap Between Tech and Pharmacies For Better Patient Experiences

Telemedicine’s popularity amid the early stages of the pandemic rose exponentially, bringing to light the existing digital divide in America’s healthcare system. Thanks to telehealth startups like HealNow — which is considered the New York-based DoorDash for pharmacies — we’re beginning to see more and more digitized solutions for pharmacies to conveniently connect with patients in their areas. The pandemic amplified patients’ concerns with retrieving their medication in-person, and so HealNow stepped in to fill a void that is directly connecting pharmacies with the patients they serve. “What we really wanted to do was bridge the gap between pharmacies and their patients by giving them technology so that patients could pay co-payments online, schedule deliveries/pickup, and answer any questions pharmacists usually ask in person or over the phone,” HealNow co-founder Halston Prox said to AfroTech. Prior to launching HealNow alongside co-founder Joshua Smith, Prox had nearly a decade...

Mar 5, 2021

Rick Ross Partners With Telehealth Company Jetdoc to Offer Millions Affordable Access to Healthcare

Hip-Hop superstar and entrepreneur Rick Ross and telehealth company Jetdoc have announced a strategic partnership to deliver affordable access to healthcare to millions of consumers. Founded by healthcare veteran Tommy Duncan, Jetdoc — a revolutionary digital healthcare platform connecting patients with medical professionals –provides affordable virtual healthcare to consumers. Additionally, the brand offers instant access to telehealth sessions with board-certified doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. According to a press release, the digital healthcare company has signed Ross on as a spokesperson, investor and advisor to the brand. In his new role, Ross will appear in Jetdoc’s creative campaigns, digital, and television ads, as well as other promotional activations, designed to educate consumers about the company’s innovative offering in the healthcare system.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Jetdoc: Virtual Healthcare App (@myjetdoc) “As an...

Nov 30, 2020