What is a lifestyle primary care doctor? A look at Amazon's acquisition of One Medical

Mitos Suson · July 25, 2022 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/5487

Invent Health with Bambi Francisco Roizen and lifestyle doctor Dr. Pankaj Vij; Episode 19

The Invent Health weekly podcast with Dr. Archana Dubey and Bambi Francisco Roizen is a weekly podcast that breaks down the latest digital health news of the week and what it means for patients, providers and payers (or who's paying). Plus a deep dive on a particular topic to help listeners understand how innovation is changing the healthcare paradigm.

This week's guest host is Dr. Pankaj Vij, a lifestyle doctor spearheading a lifestyle approach to primary care at Kaiser Permanente.

Some news highlights --

- Amazon buys One Medical for nearly $4 billion dollars in an $18 a share all-stock deal! What's the impact on One Medical shareholders? And why was One Medical attraction? And what else has Amazon done in healthcare, including its venture with JP Morgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway to form Haven as well Amazon Care and its purchase of Pillpack.

- Venture financing falls to a two-year low.

- Great Mends raises $100 million to innovate education. Why is this important? Education needs revamping! Studies have shown that higher levels of education lead to higher socioeconomic status and better mental health. California ranks No. 44 state in terms of best school, according to a January 2022 report by Schoolaro. One study found that reading skills are at 20 yr lows. Even prior to pandemic, reading skills were declining, another study shows. 

- What's happening in female and male fertility innovation?

Then a deep dive into lifestyle as medicine and what exactly a lifestyle doctor does. 

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I am currently affiliated with Vator. I co-produce the Vator Events and enjoy the challenge. I am learning and growing a lot, being involved with Vator and I love it!

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