‘next generation of concierge care’
Entrepreneur Linda Nash has opened WellcomeMD concierge medical practice in Henrico
By GREGORY J. GILLIGAN Richmond Times-Dispatch - Dec 29, 2017
Linda Nash is back in the concierge medical practice business.
This time, the Richmond-area entrepreneur has created WellcomeMD, which she said takes concierge medicine to the next level. She has opened two WellcomeMD practices — one in western Henrico County and the other in suburban Chicago — and has plans for more locations in Virginia, Illinois and Florida.
Having a more thorough understanding of a patient’s health through genomic profiling, gut health analysis, and an intensive look into the risk factors associated with chronic illnesses is key to creating an optimal health plan, said Dr. Neal Carl, who is WellcomeMD’s first physician at the company’s location off Gaskins Road in Henrico. The company acquired his practice, converted it to its format and made Carl an equity owner of that practice.
“It’s all about more personalized care,” Carl said. “We have the ability now with certain testing to look at patients and guide them in a much more personal way. We measure and improve the often overlooked factors that determine how you feel and perform, like gut health, activity, hormonal balance, nutrition, sleep and stress.