PeerWell announces the appointment of Jonathan Slotkin, MD, as an independent board director. It also announces the launch of its new clinical practice, PeerWell Health.

A Harvard-trained neurosurgeon, Slotkin is currently Vice Chair of Neurosurgery at Geisinger as well as Chief Medical Officer of Contigo Health, a Premier Inc company. Slotkin has been a long-time leader in the move towards multi-specialty musculoskeletal treatment and in offering accessible, digital health services to reshape healthcare delivery, according to PeerWell in a news release.

“As a physician, I’ve seen a lot of digital healthcare solutions, but the balance of tech and touch is always off. Touch—really taking care of patients—has been missing in the musculoskeletal space to date. We can’t successfully help patients with lasting improvement, and getting back to the activities they love, without the multi-disciplinary approach that PeerWell has embraced.”

— Jonathan Slotkin, MD

A Full-Stack Health Care Provider

Alongside the appointment, PeerWell launches PeerWell Health. Three years in the making, PeerWell Health is a full-stack health care provider that offers access to live multi-specialty clinicians, including physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, mental health specialists, and nurses—all guided by an assigned care coordinator.

Patients with musculoskeletal issues, like back pain or hip and knee osteoarthritis, receive care from PeerWell’s licensed providers while also engaging with whole person, daily digital programs, the release continues.

“Treating one aspect of musculoskeletal health, like with physical therapy, is not enough. Truly helping patients struggling with pain and immobility means treating the interconnected factors that contribute to their condition. This is what drove us to build a multi-specialty network that can address the underlying issues stopping someone from achieving a full recovery, free of pain.”

— Manish Shah, CEO of PeerWell

PeerWell Health patients receive virtual care from PeerWell’s licensed providers while also engaging with content that reflects PeerWell’s holistic Five Pillars of Health and leverages its proprietary, SMART Motion technology. This comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach, supported by a patient’s individual Care Coordinator, aims to reduce the fragmentation of care, lowers healthcare delivery costs, and improves patient recovery times.

PeerWell Health services are already reimbursed by several major insurance plans today, according to the company.

[Source(s): PeerWell, PR Newswire]

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