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FriendHealth began as a reaction to the status quo...

20 years after valve replacement surgery, my father became an ER super-utilizer. An unwelcome distinction. There were some months when he was admitted to the hospital 2-3 times. Upon discharge, the care he received at home was siloed, infrequent, and episodic. Like millions of Americans, my father was left alone to deal with his chronic condition when the episode of care was finished. At FriendHealth, we fundamentally believe that chronic conditions should be managed longitudinally and holistically, and if we can do that, we can change the lives of many families like mine.

Coley Parry - Founder / CEO

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We bring patient-centered care to the home using multi-disciplinary teams that are connected through innovative technology.



We aspire to deliver high-quality care that is accessible and affordable for everyone.




Integrity. We are honest, transparent and trustworthy in all of our relationships.

Community. We respect and engage with the populations that we serve.

Accountability. We are resourceful and always find a way to get the job done. 

Team. We provide a forum where everyone has the opportunity to participate in making collaborative decisions.

Empathy. We care deeply for our patients, community and each other.

Passion. We are united by the common vision of fixing our broken healthcare system.

Innovation. We relentlessly explore ways to improve healthcare delivery and efficiency.

Humility. We listen actively and welcome feedback from everyone.

Outcomes-based. We strive to be a leader in delivering evidence-based clinical outcomes.


Help is on the way.


The Team



Coley Parry - Founder / CEO

Personal experience with a chronically ill parent provided the motivation to develop FriendHealth’s platform and business model to bring efficient care into the home. Prior to founding FriendHealth, Coley was a tech and consumer Analyst with Centerline Investment Partners in New York City, where his focus was on SaaS and other capital-light business models. Centerline was acquired by Kingdon Capital Management in late 2014, which provided the opportunity to start FriendHealth. Earlier in his career, Coley was one of the first five employees at Ridgetop Research, a boutique independent market research firm, which he helped grow to a team of over 40 in two years. Coley received a BA in Economics from Trinity College and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. When not at work, you can find Coley training for the NYC marathon, planning his next heli-ski trip to Alaska, or trying to master the French Press.



Emily Rindler NP, MPH - VP Clinical Operations

Emily brings over a decade of direct patient care experience to FriendHealth, most recently as an adult primary care provider at Iora Health and Union Health Center in New York.  Her clinical practice has taught her the power of patient-centered, team approached value-based care. These clinics provided collaborative working environments where she utilized evidence-based guidelines to provide preventive medicine and care for patients with multiple complex chronic diseases. Emily is grateful to have found a calling early in her career by earning a Pre-med and Spanish BA from Tufts University followed by a BS/MS/MPH at Columbia University.  FriendHealth enables Emily to extend beyond the exam room and directly improve health outcomes of larger populations. She currently lives with her husband Max and son Sy in Westchester, New York and can often be found running outside and teaching/practicing yoga.



Fred Lindberg MD, PhD - VP Engineering

Fred joins FriendHealth after more than 4 years at Flatiron Health, where he was the Senior Director of Data Insights Engineering. Fred was responsible for the management and analysis of cancer treatment data to help clinicians and researchers gain insights that facilitate and improve patient care.

Prior to Flatiron, Fred was Senior Vice President at Experian Marketing Services and Chief Technology Officer at CheetahMail, where he led technology and product development from early startup through rapid growth and acquisition by Experian.

Before transitioning to the technology industry, Fred served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. As Assistant Professor, Fred led his lab in research on the role of CD47 in the regulation of immune activation. During this time, Fred also served as Attending Physician in Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Barnes Hospital, St Louis.

Fred has published numerous research papers on immune activation, antibiotic resistance and disease mechanisms in peer-reviewed academic journals including Science, Nature, and the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Fred received his MD and PhD degrees from Umea University in Sweden. Following his internship, he completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the recipient of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician-Scientist award, NIH RO1 and other research grants. Fred holds a license to practice medicine in Missouri and in Sweden.