Dr. Shumskiy’s Plan to Provide Healthcare for the Underprivileged
Do you want to transform healthcare?
Today I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Igor Shumskiy, an acute care pediatrician at Boston Medical Center.
Pediatrician by day and social impact entrepreneur by night, he is alleviating economic inequality by transforming the way under-privileged Americans receive medical care.
Watch Igor’s inspirational story about his grandmother Nella, who’s compassion ignited a fire within Igor to enter medicine.
Suitably named “Nella Health,” Igor is launching a tech enabled service focused on providing over the phone and in-home care as an alternative to unnecessary emergency room visits.
So sit back, relax, and become inspired.
“We’re really good at saying, ‘Take these meds twice a day for seven days.’ We’d never ask, ‘Well, do you have transportation to the pharmacy?…’”
“We decided to name the company [after my grandmother] because we really wanted to build it in her values and ideals…and to project the idea of what medicine should be.”
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1:23- The compelling story of Igor’s grandmother
3:12- How technology could change the landscape of the healthcare industry
9:13- Nella’s Mission
17:35- Why working in medicine can be difficult
23:49- Igor’s routine
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