Celebrating our physicians on National Doctors’ Day

By Summus | March 30, 2017

Giving people the gift of clear vision; caring for women during high-risk pregnancies; operating on patients with brain tumors. In our most vulnerable moments, we put our trust in the hands of our doctors. In proclaiming National Doctors’ Day in 1991, President George H. W. Bush noted, “medicine is a special calling, and those who […]

Treating better by talking more

More time communicating with doctors may reduce costs and improve outcomes for patients

By Julian Flannery | March 28, 2017

According to Harvard Business School researchers, one of the most effective ways to improve patient outcomes is also one of the simplest: physicians talking more with patients.
Unfortunately, the fee-for-service payment model in the US does not properly value physicians’ time, but rather incentivizes doctors to maximize treatment volumes and minimize unprofitable consultations. This is bad […]

A Conversation with Dr. John Chabot

Groundbreaking surgeon discusses his career treating pancreatic cancer

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | March 24, 2017

The pancreas is a small organ tucked in the back of your abdomen that helps break down your food and regulate your sugar levels. You don’t normally notice its presence, but when illness strikes, the results are devastating. Pancreatic cancer is typically found at a late stage and, as a result, is exceedingly difficult to […]

Empowering patients: translating information into wisdom

A note from our Co-Founder and Medical Director

By Jennifer Kherani, MD | March 8, 2017

I have been fascinated by medicine for most of my life. The study and practice of medicine is as much art as it is science, with an ever-evolving palette of discoveries, techniques, and therapies that enable us to cure, treat, and comfort. Progress occurs through a lens of humanity, ethics, and altruism. To me, apart […]

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: Case Study

Navigating an early-stage pancreatic cancer diagnosis

By Summus | March 2, 2017

As a professional investor in New York City’s fast-paced finance industry, Catherine has made a career out of thriving under pressure. But an unexpected diagnosis of early-stage pancreatic cancer presented her with a problem she was unprepared to solve. While Catherine knew it was critical to act quickly, she didn’t know where to turn.
“In my […]

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