Welcome to Two Docs and a Stack!
A quick hello from the Drs. Parikh 🧠
Who are we?
We’re just two kids from Akron (h/t if you get that reference 👑). But really, we are just two Midwestern brothers who made our parents proud by becoming doctors (don’t worry, our baby brother is also a doctor, but made the smart choice to become an ophthalmologist). We are both based in Los Angeles (moved into homes less than 1 mile from each other, totally by happenstance) and are currently spending most of our time working in digital health.
Why should you trust us?
We are both double-board certified physicians (feel free to meander over to LinkedIn and avoid Healthgrades and Doximity in order to see accurate details) with deep clinical experiences in a wide range of settings (inpatient, outpatient, emergency room, residential, co-located, school-based, ivory tower academia, the county system, the VA, and private practice), and the letters after our names (and dents in respective bank accounts 🤑) to prove it.
Despite the twists and turns our careers have taken (including business school, primary care companies, and digital health land), we have never stopped taking care of patients (even if that meant taking the Megabus from Philadelphia to NYC on a Saturday morning, seeing 60 patients over the course of 36 hours, and then taking the same bus back to Philly to make it in time for Monday morning’s accounting lecture 😵). This is why we became doctors, and our perspectives will always be grounded in our experience delivering care to our patients.
Like it or not, the future of healthcare delivery in America will be driven by millennial clinicians. We are both millennial physicians who will provide a perspective grounded in the way many in this next generation of physicians and physician leaders think and work.
Midwesterners really are the nicest people (our accents are so neutral they even used to train newscasters to speak like us…really!).
What can you expect from us?
Thoughtful and timely writing on topics that matter, mostly centered on psychiatry, mental health and wellness, and digital health (probably in that order).
Being honest when we don’t know the answer to a question (we’d argue this is a top 3 important quality for a successful doctor to embody).
We will write about patients, clinicians, and practitioners (and maybe members once in a while). We will never write about providers, clients, or (god save us) prescribers.
Occasional guest posts and collaborations from folks (including from our Gen Z 👁 surgeon bro mentioned earlier) who can provide unique perspectives.
We’ll probably use some acronyms that we expect most folks nerdy enough to read this will understand, and try our best to avoid jargon that non-clinicians might not be familiar with.
Two questions at the end of each piece to catalyze your own thoughts or reflections (we are both psychiatrists after all).
All thoughts written here are our own. They in no way reflect the opinions or positions of the companies we are employed by, operate ourselves, advise, or invest in, nor of the academic institutions we are affiliated with. And while we’re at it, let’s normalize physicians operating, advising, and investing in healthcare companies; we need more clinical experts to bring their knowledge to those who are building in these spaces.
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