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Better Health Clinic

Affordable customer-centric primary care chain

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 6
  • Website betterhealthclinic.com

Company Summary

We are a new customer-centric primary care chain, and we aim to make healthcare simple and affordable. Consumers choose their healthcare from a standard menu of visits, allowing them to choose who they see (doctor, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, nutritionist, etc.), their visit length from one of three choices, and visit medium (in-person, Skype, phone, email, IM). We will offer consumers a standardized, high-touch healthcare experience

Team

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    Brian Miller, MD
    CEO

    Before founding Better Health Clinic, Brian established a government and healthcare division at Neural Technologies. Neural is a privately held, venture-backed company that designs and supports systems to detect transactional fraud in telecommunications, banking, mining, and healthcare. It has offices on 4 continents and clients on 5 continents.

    Brian has a dual B.S. from the University of Washington and an MD from Northwestern University.

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    Tom Sekel
    CFO

    Tom has over thirty years of experience in finance, IT, accounting, operations and HR in both domestic and international corporations. Previously, he served as CFO and COO for Troxler Electronic Laboratories Inc, a manufacturer of precision quality control equipment for the construction industry. Before Troxler, Tom was a Tatum CFO where he worked with clients in medical devices, pharma, and a retail pharmacy chain. He has also served as VP of Fi

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    Barbara Miller
    HR

    Barbara is an experienced human resources executive. Previously, she was SVP of HR at Bremer Financial, a Midwestern bank and financial services organization with over 1,800 employees and a market capitalization of over $3.8 billion. Currently, she runs her own coaching and human resources consulting business. Barbara holds an M.A. in HR from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.

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    C. Patrick Garner
    Marketing director

    Pat spent thirty years at The CocaCola Company, with experience in marketing and executive roles both domestically and internationally. He developed the marketing plan for the domestic launch of Diet Coke, and later oversaw operations in ten countries as the President of the Philippines and Southeast and West Asia divisions. After leaving Coca Cola, Pat served as the first non-founder CEO of The Motley Fool. Subsequently, Pat served as an SVP at

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    Edward Buchanan
    Marketing manager

    Edward graduated from Western Washington University where he studied communication and psychology. He then spent a year working in South Korea, teaching English. He used his time in Korea to understand how cultural values shape and influence brand, purchasing decisions, and perceptions of value: Korea is a mass-market environment, with intense 24/7 direct-to-consumer advertising. Upon his return to the US he worked in radio in the Seattle area.

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    Alexis Hope
    Customer experience design

    Alexis is finishing her M.S. in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. In addition to serving as a user experience design consultant for Better Health Clinic, she is part of a team working to design, develop, and test a low-cost, portable ultrasound system for midwives in Uganda. Additionally, Alexis works with another group to develop an iPhone apps to help consumers deal with anxiety and depression.

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    Robert G. Harmon, MD, MPH
    Advisor

    Dr. Harmon is currently the Director of the Duval County Health Dept in Jacksonville, FL. He oversees more than 900 staff in 20 clinics. Previously, he served as the Nat'l Medical Director for Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company. Dr. Harmon served as Assistant Surgeon General and the Administrator for the Health Resources and Services Administration during the Bush (Sr.) Administration, where he oversaw a budget of $2.8 billion, 2,300 employees,

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    Lori J. Heim, MD, FAAFP
    Advisor & Physician at first site

    Dr. Heim is a family physician in Vass, NC and is the former Board Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Previously, she served 1 year terms as president & president-elect in addition to 3 years as a member of the AAFP Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 97,600 physicians. Dr. Heim served in the Air Force for 25 years, retiring as a colonel. She will be a physician at our first site.

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    Stephen Tarnoff, MD
    Advisor

    Dr. Tarnoff has over 25 years as a practicing family physician and geriatrician at Group Health in Seattle, WA. He has served as Chief of Primary Care, Chief of Specialty Care, and Medical Director for the entire Group Practice Division of 1400 physicians. Presently, he is the Associate Medical Director for Medicare and Medicaid at Group Health. He is board certified in both Family Medicine and Geriatrics.

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    Richard A. Leeds
    Advisor

    Richard is currently the President of Neongecko.com Inc., a Seattle-based start-up that focuses on Internet applications for forums and chats at klat.com. He is also the President of Computer Product Introductions Corp., a company that has helped software and hardware developers launch several hundred products. Previously, Richard was the co-founder and president of tableandhome.com and coolanimalstuff.com, which were both sold in 2008. From 1975

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    Michael Jacobs
    Advisor

    Michael Jacobs is the founder and CEO of Jacobs Capital. Previously, he served as Managing Director and head of the Atlanta office for Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Jacobs served as Director of Corporate Finance at the U.S. Treasury Department during the Bush (Sr.) Administration, where he was responsible for national policy in the areas of M&A, LBOs, & corporate governance. He is a graduate of UNC and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Michael

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    Jeffrey Ross, JD
    Advisor

    Jeff is an entrepreneur specializing in financial planning, investment management, and life focus. He established his primary business interest, The Planner’s Edge, in 1981. This business helps approximately 150 families successfully create and maintain personal “Platforms of Confidence.” Assets under management for these families exceeds $100M.

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    Douglas C. Haldeman, PhD
    Advisor

    Dr. Haldeman is a Counseling Psychologist in Independent Practice in Seattle for 27 years. He serves as a Clinical Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Washington, and an evaluator for the Federal Aviation Administration. His long publication record focuses on Ethics, Family systems, Practice Guidelines for marginalized groups, and competent treatment of lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals and families. Presently, he s

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    Lisa Latts, MD, MPSH, MBA
    Advisor

    Dr. Latts is currently the VP of Public Health Policy at Wellpoint. Wellpoint is the largest managed care company in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assocation, providing insurance for 34 million Americans. Dr. Latts is a member of the Nat'l Advisory Council for the AHRQ and a Commissioner of the Nat'l Commission of Physician Payment Reform.

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    COO

    Currently fielding candidates (sample resumes attached)

Advisors

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    Larry Robbins, JD, MBA
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Richard Leeds
    Unconfirmed
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    Brian Miller
    Unconfirmed
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    Max Slivka, Steve & Diana Warner
    Unconfirmed