Dr. Renee Dua, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Heal, which offers on-demand house call medicine.
"Some ask that, when I already had a great career in the medical profession, why go down this entrepreneurial path? I did it because I truly believe the current healthcare system is broken and receiving great medical care is a right, not a privilege. Jumping through the hurdles currently set up in our existing healthcare system has probably been the hardest part."
"Also, being a mother to two young boys on top of being a doctor and an entrepreneur is challenging at times. There’s a lot of compromise that has to be made. Being a nephrologist is my truest calling, and being a mother is the joy of my life. I try to balance it all, and it’s not always easy to put something aside to be able to focus on growing Heal and being here for the company, but it’s worth it knowing that we’re truly impacting the way people access healthcare."
"What were most proud of as a company, and the most satisfying part of this entire endeavor, is seeing how grateful and relieved our patients are when we arrive. That alone makes every single part of this journey worth it, and it’s what constantly motivates us to keep raising the bar."
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