When I started my company in 2009, personal experience was a driving force in identifying the problem I wanted to help solve. As a neurosurgeon, I often treated patients who were neurologically devastated by acute bleeding in the brain after years’ worth of poorly controlled high blood pressure. In many cases, when I asked the family why the patient quit taking their hypertension medication, they described the patient as “not …
Post Author: Katrina Firlik, MD
Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon turned entrepreneur and writer and can be reached on Twitter @KatrinaFirlik. She is the author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside.
After practicing neurosurgery in Greenwich, CT, and serving on the clinical faculty at Yale, Dr. Firlik co-founded HealthPrize Technologies, a digital health company with a focus on medication adherence. HealthPrize combines education, behavioral science, and gamification to improve health outcomes.
In addition to her book, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside, she is currently working on her first novel.
She lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her husband and daughter.
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