Disrupting Healthcare With Humanity – Rushika Fernandopulle
“They’re picked for one thing only which is empathy, being able to connect to another human being.” Empathy, connection and humanity are at the core of how Dr. Rushika Fernandopulle is disrupting healthcare, one clinic, one patient at a time. The attributes described by the Co-Founder and CEO of Iora Primary Care are prerequisites to being a Health Coach in any Iora practice, working along side doctors, nurses and an entire team dedicated to each patient.
Dr. Fernandopulle literally got sick and tired of delivering healthcare to his patients the same old way, so he threw out the old model and created something new. Eight years later, Iora has more than 700 employees, 48 practices from coast to coast, and is delivering primary care to tens of thousands of patients in 12 cities…and growing. Iora’s mission of leading with humanity is right up our alley at Our Voices Matter which is why I couldn’t wait to sit down with Rushika to get his backstory. Enjoy!