Floating Doctors founder to advise company as it expands internationally
(Henderson, Nevada) Specialist Direct, Inc. is proud to announce that the founder of Floating Doctors, Dr. Benjamin LaBrot, will advise Specialist Direct as the company continues to expand internationally. This expansion requires the right leadership and guidance. As of 2017, Floating Doctors has provided care to over 60,000 patients within economically challenged communities throughout Latin American and the Caribbean.
“We are honored to have Dr. LaBrot join our team. He brings a unique understanding of what is required to deliver healthcare in developing countries. A key pillar of Specialist Direct is to give back to the communities in which we serve. I don’t know anyone who epitomizes this principle more than Dr.LaBrot, as evidenced by Floating Doctors, a nonprofit organization he built from the ground up,” said W. Scott Rombach, CEO of Specialist Direct, Inc.
With over 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty, defined as living on less than $1.25 per day, there are clear opportunities to improve the level of healthcare through the use of telehealth technology. The ability to diagnose diseases quickly and accurately by leveraging Specialist Direct’s network of Board-Certified specialists is a critical component in alleviating personal and economic hardships within developing countries.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Scott and his team at Specialist Direct. They are very proven within the telehealth space and provide a unique value proposition as it related to international healthcare delivery. Furthermore, our visions are aligned in terms of utilizing a sustainable business model that also benefits people in need,” said Dr. Ben LaBrot.
About Specialist Direct, Inc.:
Specialist Direct provides telehealth solutions that deliver remote access to specialists, providing medical facilities and patients with superior clinical care. The company specializes in providing diagnostic exam interpretations through its national network of Board-Certified specialists. It has deep clinical expertise and state-of-the-art technology within the areas of telecardiology, telepathology, and teleradiology.
About Dr. Ben LaBrot and Floating Doctors:
Dr. Ben LaBrot attended the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and worked as a physician within the Irish Health Care System. He developed and operated a long-term elderly care facility that also provided acute hospital services. Travel and private medical mission work in developing countries led Dr.LaBrot to combine his love of the sea and medicine to bring healthcare to remote ruralcommunities. He founded Floating Doctors in 2009 and led the first Floating Doctors mission to Haiti in 2010.