Boston, MA, September 16, 2019 – Firefly Health, a technology-powered concierge medicine service for average Americans, announced today it has closed $10.2 million in a Series A funding round. The financing was led by F-Prime Capital and Oak HC/FT.
At Firefly Health, our mission is to make primary care accessible, both virtually and in-person. We offer on-site pop-up events for companies to provide primary care services to their employees. Read more about our unique approach to onsite clinics.
Long weekends often mean getting away with family and friends for a short retreat, sometimes supplemented with alcohol. With the growing market of micro-breweries and local distilleries, there are lots of new beverages to try. Plus, the vibe at these local establishments provides a great social atmosphere. But what is a safe amount of alcohol to drink?
It can be hard to feel sorry for doctors, who are consistently listed among the best-paid professionals in the United States. It’s also true, however, that there’s a genuine crisis of physician burnout. Rates of depression and even suicides among doctors have reached alarming levels and show no signs of abating.
One of the most obvious differences between Firefly Health and traditional health care providers is our emphasis on digital technology. People use our app to sign up, schedule visits, send us messages, conduct video visits, and track their health goals. And that list is growing every day. For us, technology is not just a means to an end—it is core to how we care for people.
The best and worst thing about working with students is that they’re always asking uncomfortable questions about why things are the way they are. Early in my academic career, I had a student who wanted to know why some patients in my clinic had an easy time getting their diabetes under control, while others struggled mightily. Were some of our doctors just worse than others?
A few years ago I was approaching a major birthday and doing the kind of thinking one does at those moments in life. I’d had success in my role at Harvard and had a clear path to more of it. I loved taking care of patients and felt I’d finally reached the point of being a pretty darn good doctor. Yet I had a gnawing sense that continuing on my current path would leave me feeling that I could have done more to bring about the revolution in health care quality, safety and cost we urgently need in the U.S. and around the world.