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Disrupting Virtual Orthopedic Healthcare, with Dr. Mary O'Connor

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Dr. Mary O’Connor is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Vori Health, an award-winning, nationwide, virtual specialty medical practice designed to treat musculoskeletal pain more effectively. The organization offers full service physical medicine and rehabilitation medical care, physical therapy, prescriptions, imaging & lab ordering, health coaching, nutritional guidance, community support and premium instructional content. In this episode, KJ and Mary discuss her journey from an Olympic athlete to a healthcare disruptor, focusing on patient-centered care through virtual medical practices. The discussion also covers the importance of sex differences in medical treatment, challenges in women's health, and the future of virtual care. 


Key Takeaways:

03:36 The Broken System: Challenges in Healthcare

09:01 The Overuse of Surgery in Low Back Pain

14:46 The Business of Medicine: Financial Realities

25:22 The Importance of Patient Engagement

26:55 Telehealth: Expanding Reach and Convenience

28:54 Virtual Physical Therapy: A Patient's Perspective

31:15 Hybrid Models in Healthcare

33:54 Women's Health: Addressing Disparities

34:41 Biological Differences in Healthcare

44:03 Future of Healthcare: Virtual and Affordable


Quote of the Show (15:30):

“We need to focus on good non-surgical care and to truly see patients as whole persons.” - Dr. Mary O’Connor


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Ways to connect with Dr. Mary O’Connor

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryoconnormd/  

Twitter: https://x.com/MaryOConnorMD  

Company Website: https://www.vorihealth.com 

Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vori-health/


Read Dr O’Connor’s Book, Taking Care of You: The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Better Health: https://www.amazon.com/Taking-Care-You-Empowered-Womans/dp/1945564148


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