We are thrilled to add Dr. Carla Perissinotto as a Clinical Advisor to the FriendHealth team. Dr. Perissinotto is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and the first Associate Chief for Geriatrics Clinical Programs at UCSF. She has been internationally recognized for her research on the adverse effects of loneliness on the health of older adults, as well as developed clinical programs in the in/outpatient setting, specifically at-home primary care, that have seen reductions of IP admits of over 50%. Dr. Perissinotto’s holistic, interdisciplinary approach to caring for senior patients in the home is well aligned with the FriendHealth care model. She is in the Home Centered Care Institute’s Center of Excellence Faculty, and a frequent speaker on clinical programs and outcomes for the elderly.
“Carla is a leader in the growing field of at-home primary care. We are privileged to have her on board for both her perspective and insight as we continue in our mission to change the way that vulnerable and frail seniors receive care,” said FriendHealth’s founder and CEO, Coley Parry.
FriendHealth is an innovative, home-based medical practice and technology company that provides longitudinal healthcare services to chronically ill, high-risk seniors. We deliver high quality healthcare to vulnerable and frail populations using data analytics and a multidisciplinary care team to drive better outcomes for patients.
By using the at-home care model, we are better equipped to provide proactive, frequent, and personalized care to elderly patients who are isolated, frail, and disengaged from the clinic-based setting. We partner with community leaders to deliver a range of clinical capabilities including behavioral health services, customized, comprehensive care plans, and coordinated care for high-risk, vulnerable, frail patients with multiple chronic conditions to drive better outcomes.
Headquartered in NYC, we are expanding our team and capabilities across multiple markets across the US.
More information regarding FriendHealth can be found on our website at https://www.friendhealth.com/.