In the wake of reaching the incredible milestone of obtaining their one-millionth user, the online therapy service company TalkSpace along with their CEO Oren Frank have announced that they will be bringing in Neil Leibowitz, a former United Health Senior Medical Officer to lend his expertise to not only make the service better for users but further the companies pursuit to offer their services to employers across the country as well. Although initially skeptical, Neil states that he quickly came to appreciate and respect the work being done by the TalkSpace team and quickly accepted the job offer. Read more at talkspace.com by Oren Frank
The strategic move by CEO Oren Frank is said to be done because of the companies potential interest in going into an IPO or Initial public offering, which of course can make the company more appealing to potential investors. However, TalkSpace has managed to generate their own interest as they have been one of the years fastest growing start-ups. In a recent CNBC interview, CEO Oren Frank stated that the company is now in the position where they are generating tens of millions of dollars.TalkSpace, which offers an incredibly affordable service compared to traditional face to face therapist, allows users to have access to their service for a weekly $79 for a therapist and or $49 for a mental health professional.
Recently, CEO Oren Frank shared on his Twitter an article regarding the necessary call for investors and entrepreneurs to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health. In the article, a study conducted by Michael Freeman concludes that over 50% of entrepreneurs have reported having some sort of mental health issue. This important issue in the workplace has prompted Oren Frank to utilize Neil Leibowitz’s talents as a former insurance executive to begin rolling out the TalkSpace service into the workplace by first reaching their employers and discussing the importance of having a mentally healthy staff.
Dr. Saad Saad may have retired from practice, but his achievements as a pediatric surgeon live. He spent over 40 years in the medical industry perfuming simple and complex pediatric surgical operations. In his time in the industry, he has performed numerous surgical operation for children and young adults from different parts of the globe.
Although he is a certified pediatric surgeon in the United States, he has offered services in other parts, especially in the Middle East. In the 1980s, he was working with the Saudi Royal Family who had hired him as a personal pediatric surgeon. He was working at the King Faisal Hospital which treats patients from royal families in the Middle East. However, it opens doors to poor people who have complex illnesses. He Served for four and half years in Riyadh and then went back to New Jersey to continue with his profession. The reason he landed this job was that he could speak in both English and Arabic on top of being a certified pediatric surgeon.
Dr. Saad Saad participated in medical missions in the United States and outside the country. In his career, he participated in 8 medical missions in West Bank and Jerusalem where he offered free pediatric surgical operations to poor people free of charge. Dr. Saad Saad was born in Palestine but moved to the United States as a refugee. One of the things he is proud of as a surgeon is that he assisted hundreds of poor people to get medical solutions. Having been born in a humble family, he recognizes what it means to be poor and be in need.
Dr. Sad Saad spent his entire career looking for the best medical solutions for patients. When he was practicing, one of his concerns was making the surgical operations safe for his patients. He wanted to reduce risk and pain in all his operations. To achieve this goal, he had to come up with better methods of performing surgical operations as well as innovating new devices which would make surgical procedures easy for practitioners.
Dr. Saad Saad has two innovations to his name. The first innovation involved the creation of a device that could trace the position of the catheter in the body. A catheter is a vital tool that can be inserted in the body of a patient temporary or permanently. Top know its position in the body, it needs to be traced. Traditionally, an MRI machine or x-ray was used to track it, but this is no longer the case after the device developed by Dr. Saad Saad.
The other innovation is one involved improvement of an optical tool known as an endoscope. This tool is inserted into the body when doctors want to investigate something. The functionality, however, can be disrupted by body fluids. To make it a better tool, Dr. Saad Saad created a suction system for the endoscope. Learn more: http://www.jerseyshoreuniversitymedicalcenter.com/jsumc/newseventsandclasses/pressreleases/Press-Release.cfm?customel_dataPageID_2021=495087