What got you interested in healthcare?
I grew up surrounded by medical conversations at the dinner table, as both of my parents are clinicians. My parents also instilled in me a desire to find work that was fulfilling and helped others, so I knew the medical field was my calling. In college, I decided to study both nursing and business as I wanted to not only take care of people but to also enact change on a broader scale.
Is there something that you missed from your own healthcare experience that Iron Health specifically addresses?
Absolutely! Despite having worked my whole life in health care, I often found myself struggling to navigate the pregnancy journey - especially since I had my first child in the peak of a pandemic. Iron Health offers direct messaging that would have saved me lots of telephone tag while balancing feeding and sleeping with a newborn. Plus, I would have been interested in the wrap-around services Iron Health offers, like behavioral health, that would have helped address the anxiety I felt during pregnancy.
What’s something you wish people knew more about?
As someone who has experienced both sides—both as a nurse and a patient—it really is a partnership in problem-solving when it comes to health issues. There is still a lot that we don’t know in medicine and generally speaking providers are doing the best they can with the information they have. That’s why I believe being able to have an open dialogue with your provider when information presents itself will really advance healthcare. So much happens between in-office visits.
What makes you most excited about working at Iron Health?
So many women in my life would benefit from the virtual, wrap-around services we offer through their OB/GYN. Women often have questions about their health while working and balancing other aspects of life. Having a tool to quickly capture their thoughts will address their healthcare needs between annual appointments.
What does “strengthening the healthcare system” mean to you?
Giving providers the tools they need to get the job done. Providers tend to get the short end when it comes to new applications or services - Iron Health allows providers to focus on delivering the care they want while also delighting their patients.
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AI and behavioral science, reality TV, board games, traveling with kids
When you’re not working, where can we find you?
Ideally a workout class or the vineyard, but these days chasing two little ones and spending quality time with my family.