Oren Frank Hires Neil Leibowitz to Expand Talkspace’s Reach

Oren Frank, the founder of the online therapy service Talkspace, has his sights set on expanding the services Talkspace can provide. Talkspace already offers therapy through a variety of online sources. People can use Talkspace’s app, online video messaging, texting and emails to contact a variety of doctors and therapists. It is a cheaper and more accessible way to access mental health services for people that might have no other way to get help. After 5 years, Talkspace has over 1 million users. For $79 a month patients can talk to therapists online. The service has so far earned tens of millions of dollars in revenue.

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Neil Leibowitz has recently joined Talkspace as their new chief medical officer. Neil Leibowitz has previously worked for UnitedHealth. Along with being able to use Neil Leibowitz’s vast knowledge of business and the health care industry, it will also allow Talkspace therapists to prescribe drugs. Neil Leibowitz has still to decide the exact medications that Talkspace will prescribe.

Oren Frank also hopes the new hire will be able to expand Talkspace’s corporate client base. Frank sees that corporate side as making up almost half of all Talkspace’s revenue by the end of 2018. It is in the best interest of companies to use Talkspace as many employees are looking for help for mental health issues.

Some of the recent posts on Oren Frank’s twitter feed show the wide variety of topics that can be discussed on Talkspace. There are posts about LGBTQ issues along with the issues surrounding the use of social media. Frank also has links to highly successful people who had to deal with mental health issues. He hopes to show that anyone can suffer regardless of their external circumstances. Frank also sees the need for preventative care, and he emphasizes the need for companies to be proactive with taking care of the mental health of their employees.

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Dr. Saad Saad’s Two Major Medical Inventions

Dr. Saad Saad is a renowned paediatric surgeon. In his career, Dr. Saad has conducted several paediatric operations on children. He has always been looking for ways to better the current procedures and methods in surgery. He always went an extra mile to find means of reducing pain as well as the risks that the patients faced. Due to these aspirations, Dr. Saad has come up with two inventions and created many new procedures for paediatric surgery. He has been in the medical field for over 40 years. During his surgical career, he has carried on complicated paediatric operations on patients from his community and outside his town. Dr. Saad has been working in his neighbourhood in America as well as assisting adults and children in the Holyland. He has had four missions related to medicine in the US and eight others in West Bank and Jerusalem where he conducted free operations on kids from low-income families. Dr. Saad has the patents for the two inventions.

Dr. Saad Saad’s first invention was about medical catheters. These are tubes that serve a wide range of purposes. Precisely, these tubes are implanted into the body to treat conditions or assist conduct a surgical process. The machines can offer access to the instruments used for surgery, drain fluids and gases as well as perform other duties depending on catheter type. For surgeons to put the catheter in the right place within the body, they must be able to trace its real position. Traditionally, doctors had to perform an X-ray to see the correct area of the catheter. While one X-ray has got almost no risk to the patient, recurrent X-rays can expose a patient to extreme radiation doses. Alternatively, doctors can conduct an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to trace the catheter instead of the X-ray. However, an MRL is almost an unrealistic option because there are large machines that are not portable. It was for these reasons that Dr.Saad decided to come up with a device that could track the catheter without machine scanning the body of the patient. Thus, the creation of electronic location identification device came up.

The second invention of Dr. Saad Saad is supposed to better the endoscopes use. Endoscopes are optical machines that doctors use to see the inside of the body of a patient during surgery. They are used to examine the windpipe, the throat, the bladder, colon and the stomach. The endoscopes help the doctor to know what is going on inside the body without a scan or surgery. However, human bodies are full of fluids that can bring problems to the endoscope thus obstructing a doctor from getting the best results. Dr. Saad,s invention addresses the issue by coming up with a suction-irrigation device which clears up the doctor’s view. The machine sucks away any liquid that hinders the doctor to get the best view of the body organ he is examining. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/saad-saad