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Adding to the Team: Dr. Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS


We are thrilled to add Dr. Carla Perissinotto as a Clinical Advisor to the FriendHealth team. Dr. Perissinotto is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics and the first Associate Chief for Geriatrics Clinical Programs at UCSF. She has been internationally recognized for her research on the adverse effects of loneliness on the health of older adults, as well as developed clinical programs in the in/outpatient setting, specifically at-home primary care, that have seen reductions of IP admits of over 50%.

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Home Healthcare is broken for people like my father.


In 1988, when I was five years old, my father successfully had a valve replaced in his otherwise healthy heart. I can remember my brothers and I running into my parents’ bedroom and jumping on him as he lay on his side of the bed. We didn’t grasp the seriousness of the surgery until he showed us the long, vertical scar that ran down his chest, still vaguely yellow/green from iodine and bruising. Dad was somehow cooler.

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